Re: Commodore "Most Wanted" List

From: didier derny <>
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 11:08:41 +0200
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Lol, it's not really serious :)  I would prefer to buy an IBM PC than a 
commodore with a floppy disk at half speed...
but I must admit that commodore already did something similar with the 
speed of IEC  bus due to bugs in components...

BTW: i consider the PC as the worst machine ever made...

Le 02/05/2012 10:58, Michał Pleban a écrit :
> didier derny wrote:
>> it may be a problem of speed, on a standard floppy 3 1/2 floppy as far
>> as I can remember, we have 13 or 14 microseconds
>> to transfer the data. with a HD it's probably faster and probably why a
>> dma is needed.
> As far as I remember, in Amiga HD drives they simply slowed down disk 
> rotation by half, so that the data arrives at the same speed. Similar 
> technique could be used here.
> Regards,
> Michau.
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