Re: SFD-1001

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 1999-08-16 14:49:38

On Mon, 16 Aug 1999, Oravecz Laszlo wrote:

> Some weeks ago my friend give me a Commodore SFD-1001 floppy drive, but he
> lost the 
> CBM<->SFD cable.  Where can I found some info this cable?

Isn't it a standard IEEE-488 cable with female 24-pin Centronics
connectors in both devices?  IEEE-488 cables usually have two-sided
connectors (male and female) on both ends, so you can chain the cables
easily (no need for two connectors on the devices themselves, like in
serial bus disk drives).  But I think that a cable with male 24-pin
Centronics on both ends should do fine.  Just connect all wires straight
(pin 1 to pin 1 and so on).

BTW, 24-pin Centronics connectors are not so rare as I thought.  I got one
(for the user port of my 8032-SK) for 25 FIM (8 DM, 5 USD) in the local
electronics store.  Okay, that particular store also has radio tubes, but
on the other hand, one time they didn't have any MC 6821 PIAs, and the
clerk didn't even know what the chip is!


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