Re: Star Commander and the MSD-SD2

From: Craig Taylor (
Date: 2007-01-08 06:18:19

The guy that I got the drive from mentioned the following (at least
for my drive - I believe that it also applies for the MSD .. note I
haven't used Star Commander so not sure if any of these apply):

- Can only do full tracks (no half track capability)
- (Your probably problem) - Has problems with any type of drive
accelerators (he mentions but doesn't say where - Is there a "slow"
drive patch for Geos? )

On 1/7/07, Cameron Kaiser <> wrote:
> Craig's message reminded me -- I just landed an MSD-SD2 myself, which I'm
> already pretty impressed with just after a couple hours messing around with
> it. It also makes me realize how frustrating software is that isn't dual-drive
> aware, including some of my own work. ^_^;;
> However, Star Commander does *not* like it and won't talk to it ("Device
> not present"), using a plain old X1541 cable and Normal transfers in DOS.
> The cable and SC work fine with a 1541 drive, so the configuration is known
> good.
> Anyone successfully using an MSD dual drive with SC?
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