I am looking to purchase a hebrewbooks hard drive (It may very well come handy here!).

Does anyone know where can I buy it online? (eichlers, etc.)

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    Umm...what is a hebrewbooks hard drive?
    – Double AA
    Apr 15, 2012 at 22:38
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    @DoubleAA I think it means all the books on Hebrewbooks.org on one device. Apr 15, 2012 at 22:40
  • If the site doesn't sell it, it may be in violation of their terms of service to do so. Have you looked in to Bar Ilan? Apr 15, 2012 at 22:40
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    @YaakovKuperman I have seen "official" harddrives from them. Also see here Apr 15, 2012 at 22:41
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    @donielf because I don't have the time for_ that._ Aug 1, 2017 at 19:46

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I just had a nice long chat on their website with Chaim Rosenberg, the director The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books. He said they are currently working on a new HebrewBooks drive, that should be available soon. So apparently, there is none available now. He was not sure if the new one would be on-site or in-stores.

Based on that, I'd say it'll be available in six to eight weeks.

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    Now, that is good research. May 13, 2012 at 18:59
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    Good thing I didn't hold my breath :) Apr 26, 2013 at 6:46
  • @ShmuelBrin I think my time estimate is still pretty spot-on.
    – HodofHod
    Dec 15, 2016 at 16:59
  • @HodofHod ?..... Dec 15, 2016 at 21:12

I found this ad on a blog from last year. The links he posts to buy online are dead, but I would use the contact info on the ad to try and get ahold of it from them directly. This old post from a different blog says to either contact them directly or go to a certain set of seforim stores in NY. That being said, this seems like a lot of money to shell out for something you can get the equivalent of for free online (seforim blog says it costs $300), so I'd only get it if you truly need the whole library offline.

  • Maybe that's why they stopped making them, or at least stopped advertising them.
    – Double AA
    Apr 15, 2012 at 22:52
  • @Double AA Maybe. You'd think there's still a market with all of the people who (at least as far as they say) don't use the internet at home. Apr 15, 2012 at 22:53
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    @Shmuel Brin Download the pdf of stuff you use frequently. Thats what I do for the Shas I use from them. Apr 15, 2012 at 22:53
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    ( I realize that takes time, but do it once overnight and you'll have it in the morning ) Apr 15, 2012 at 22:54
  • @ShmuelBrin really? I was planning on writing a script. Their robots.txt seems a bit out of date.
    – HodofHod
    May 13, 2012 at 4:08

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