Re: GPIB to USB interface

From: Rhialto <>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2012 23:43:31 +0200
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On Sat 14 Apr 2012 at 23:28:01 +0200, Micha? Pleban wrote:
> So yesterday I had a thought to utilize a GPIB to USB interface to
> connect our PET drives to a PC. Such interfaces are available from
> multiple vendors in about $150 price range, which may not be very
> cheap, but still quite affordable.

There is also the ZoomFloppy with IEEE connector soldered on. It pretty
much is a IEEE/USB bridge, as it does allow you to access the drives
from another computer, either from an emulator such as VICE or with the
file/disk copy programs that come with the OpenCBM software.  And a
ZoomFloppy is cheaper.

I did in fact try a ZoomFloppy with a 8050, but all floppies I wanted to
copy had too many read errors. I didn't try a supposedly-good floppy at
the time, but I know that sort of thing worked with a 1541 and a 1571.

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert  -- There's no point being grown-up if you 
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