MagerValp wrote: > > I'm trying to decide if I should buy a refurbished 1581 ($150) or a > new FD-2000 ($200). Is the FD-2000 worth the extra money? Has anyone > ever had any luck connecting either of these to a PET? Is cbmfs for > Linux capable of writing to 1581 disks? I love my FD-2000 - it's really fast, and has worked reliably for the two years that I've owned it. It very quicky became my main drive, to the point where I hardly use my 1541/71's anymore - only when forced to by a game or demo, actually. The simple fact that it can use the very common and cheap 3.5" HD disks - $6 for 40 MB of storage, when I buy a 25 pack at Walmart :) Add to that partitions (either 1541, 1571, 1581 or native mode), real subdirectories, extra commands like CD and MD and so on to manipulate the drive - boy, I love it :) 6400 blocks free is great too - all my coding projects always fit on one disk, with space to spare. So, yes, it's worth the money, and no, I've never hooked it up to my PET, but I did hook it up to my VIC20, and it worked fine. -- Robin Harbron <email@example.com> http://www.tbaytel.net/macbeth
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