T7 is good, but usually limited with games, yes you can play them in demo, but it's not the same. Plus, still pretty expensive.
Maybe a Barcrest Rio? Get yourself some game cards to enable some real play with other games? Cheap
Or a Party Games/Double Action Slotto type. They come with 6 games. Cheap
I have two T7s, an Interplay and Jackpot King. Love them all! I made sure my T7s had some same games on, which might seem strange, but I have them linked into community Only Martians, Rainbow Party and Rainbow games, but they are good fun in two player
There a few games that will cross over from the rio to T7.
100% Clone the drive regardless if you plan to f*** about with it, what would you do if it died and you didn't? I f*** about with mine a fair bit and have killed like 4 hard drives so far, so judge that for yourself
The thing with £35 jackpot was, it could cost upto £45. Ok on a £70, no good on a £35. Good for 1 on a £35. On a £70, one was best. 2 at a push, 3 and you are pushing it to critical alarm. Be nice to have a £70 superhold rom. You could critical it. Machine just reset, critical alarms, no money paid!