RE: 1551 found on ebay

Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 14:06:33 +0100
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I'll never take the risk to buy one, It may be broken and I don’t have the parts nor the skills to repair a floppy disk

But if someone has the parts and skill (and a dire need [due to the price] it might be interesting....)

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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..

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