[Coco] Commodore 64. 1541 disk drive

Henry Rietveld rietveldh at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 13 20:11:48 EST 2016


I could bring them with me to cocofest but I can only imagine the questions when I get to the boarder.    I had a lot of explaining when I brought one 35 year old coco3 this year let alone a box full?

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From: Brett Gordon
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Commodore 64. 1541 disk drive


And if you got it cabled up to the coco, I guarantee you would have one
maybe two programs loaded by next cocofest!  ;)
On Dec 13, 2016 7:40 PM, "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.
>
> Jim
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