Re: 1541IDE update

Re: 1541IDE update

From: Nate Lawson <>
Date: Thu, 07 May 2009 21:49:10 -0700
Message-ID: <>
Justin wrote:
> On May 7, 2009, at 03:10 , <>
> <> wrote:
>>> Next step: copying the data between the two drives.
>> Next idea: adding extra memory. The idea is to read a track in one go
>> and decode and transfer the data to the HD later. Disadvantage: extra
>> hardware needed. No problem for me but I want to keep things as simple
>> as possible for the moment.
> I think this is critical to achieving your goal, since it will
> significantly improve your ability to read from copy-protected disks. 
> The 1541U, for example, already supports optionally enabling extra ram
> in its 1541 emulation.  I'm not sure why since you can't really use it
> for track at a time reads, but there it is.  There is at least one
> person selling new ram expansion kits for the 1541 on eBay on a regular
> basis for $19, so they are not exotic or hard to find.

And, of course mnib/nibtools to transfer directly to PC via the direct
parallel port approach.


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