On 12/02/2012 01:55 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > > On 2012-12-02, at 13:46, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: > >> On 12/02/2012 01:36 PM, email@example.com wrote: >>> http://cgi.ebay.fr/commodore-1551-Disk-Drive-fur-C16-C116-plus-4-inklusive-Stromkabel-RAR--/221156698685?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item337df76a3d#ht_633wt_218 >>> >>> not sure if it can be usefull for me… >> >> It's very nice if you have a C16 or Plus/4. But you still need a 1541 anyway since some demos will not work with a 1551. >> >> I also think it's a bit too pricy. > > Pricey it is.. I'd be glad to get one but not at that price. And - as you indirectly noted - even if much better in terms of speed when compared to the 1541, it was expensive, incompatible with VC/64/128 and not easy to buy. As a result virtually nobody used them. Neither users nor programmers. This lead to the situation you described above.. There was a time back when they sold the C16 and +4 cheaply, they also dumped a lot of 1551 on the market for... I think... 399 DM. That was comparable to the 1541 at that time and it was faster. So I had a 1551 on my C16 back then. It's a very nice drive. Gerrit Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-12-02 13:00:54
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