Re: usb disk controller to read c64 disks.

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:14:10 +0200
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On 09/19/2011 07:58 PM, Groepaz wrote:
> On Monday 19 September 2011, you wrote:
>> 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)

For reading and writing such disks I use an XU1541 in combination with 
an Oceanic OC-168 (1541 clone with IMHO better mechanics) and OpenCBM on 
Linux. It's a bit on the slow side (2 mins, 20 secs to read a floppy, 
slower when writing) but it gets the job done and didn't cost me much.

Every .d64 Image I create gets stored with a .txt of the same name that 
contains the directory listing. That way finding something is just a 
grep away. :)


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