Re: usb disk controller to read c64 disks.

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:58:29 +0200
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On Monday 19 September 2011, you wrote:
> The Kryoflux hardware idea is fine. Software support tends to lag. It can't
> read the back side of disks, for example.

and it will never be able to =) although they claim something like that, you 
will have a very hard time to find a pc drive mech which can read tracks below 
track 4 on the flipside. you will require the same drive "hack" to read flip 
disks as you will need when working with the catweasel (which works by exactly 
the same principle)

> For Commodore backups, I think the ZoomFloppy is better. Disclaimer: I
> designed it but make no money from it.

yes, definately. at the very least a 40 tracks/48tpi drive mech is needed 
(which is a bit hard to find for pc). and at the end you will probably find 
out that a good old 1541 still works better, especially for writing disks 
(which are then supposed to get read by a real 1541)

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