Re: IEEE 488 used to connect at PC directly to SFD 1001

From: Nicolas Welte (
Date: 2006-02-25 21:52:56

Hi Claus,

I also have the PcII/IIa. This card has been absolutely stable for me 
this far, but it isn't very fast and straighforward for SFD1001 support. 
My software can read single and double sided disks into images. I can 
send you this software if you like to test it.

So far it works for me only with the Windows driver active, on a Win98 
machine. My software is written for DOS and uses the DOS compatibility 
layer of the driver. For some reason, I couldn't get it running with 
older NI GPIB cards which only have the DOS driver.


Claus Just Rasmussen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a project, trying to get all my Commodore (8250) discs 
> transferred to PC.
> I've got a IEEE-488 interface card (ISA, GPIB PCIIA) + Commodore disc 
> drive (SFD 1001) available, but lack 'something' to make it work.
> Question 1: Where can I find SW to do that? (Supporting the National 
> Instruments GPIB-PCII//IIA interface board?)
> Question 2: How do I get the discs transferred (the easiest way) if not 
> using the GPIB card?
> I can understand, from what Nicolas Welte writes, that these cards 
> aren't especially stable?! Or?
> Best regards
> Claus

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