Re: 1541IDE and 1541IDE-S

From: Pete Rittwage (
Date: 2007-12-03 19:29:53

It was just an idea of what "could" be done with it.  Obviously, we
already have capable tools to copy disks...

If I built this device my goal would not be using it to copy floppies back
and forth to the hard disk- it would be to have one very large 1541
floppy.  :)

Pete Rittwage
C64 Preservation Project

> Hi there,
> I think some softwares (and protected games as well) use own data format
> what can be represented only with raw bit flow. The question is what level
> of compatibility is required.
> The problem is to get an exact phisycal copy of the disks you need a
> modified drive with hole sensor, extra RAM and special software.
> WW
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> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:54 PM
> Subject: RE: 1541IDE and 1541IDE-S
>> Hallo ATT,
>>> I also volunteer to help out in whatever way of coding necessary.
>> Thanks for your help but I won't expand this part of the project. My
>> eventual goal is to have a 1541 with a xx GB harddisk attached but
>> without the 16 MB limitation the CMD harddisks (still ???) have. And
>> this particular part was just to test if it was possible at all.
>>> or can you etch some spare PCB's
>> I haven't etched any PCB in the last 15 years. IMHO it would involve
>> more work then the hack that I made in just under an hour.
>>> Furthermore, I think you should directly dump the GCR sector data
>>> (324 byte/sector) to the sectors of the HD,
>> As Groepaz already mentioned, what is the advantage of copying a track
>> sector for sector? (or did we misunderstood things?) I have thought in
>> this direction as well and my idea went even a step further: look for
>> the start of sector 0 and then copy all the data you see during one
>> revolution to the harddisk.
>> But as this idea didn't bring me closer to my own goal, I dropped it. So
>> please feel free to do with it what ever you like.
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