Re: 1551 found on ebay

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:59:01 +0100
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On 12/02/2012 01:55 PM, wrote:
> On 2012-12-02, at 13:46, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
>> On 12/02/2012 01:36 PM, wrote:
>>> 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.


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