[Coco] Commodore 64. 1541 disk drive
rietveldh at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 13 19:46:49 EST 2016
I would definitely have preferred tandy drives. But the price was right. And in cnd$ that was actually $3 usd
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Commodore 64. 1541 disk drive
That’s OS-9! With a *hyphen*, you Unbeliever!!!! ;-)
And besides, I’ve always heard the 1541 (and the C64 floppy drive interface in general) described as painfully slow. So there.
> On Dec 13, 2016, at 19:41, RETRO Innovations <go4retro at go4retro.com> wrote:
> hehe, I could probably whip you up an adapter :-)
> But, you could only read/write Commodore formatted disks :-)
> Still, wouldn't that be a weird thing to see...
> Not to get into a flame war, but it is a shame the Tandy Coco machines did not have an intelligent drive like the 1541. That foresight from Chuck Peddle allows the drive medium and format to be largely independent of the machine. Adding multi-gigabyte drives to the CBM platform is trivial compared to the sector/offset/etc. work and DOS changes needed on the Coco platform.
> I know, I know, the Coco has the 6809, and OS/9, I'll go away now.
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