On 09/15/2014 11:04 PM, Uffe Jakobsen wrote: > > > On 2014-09-15 17:38, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: >> >> Try if that one is working: >> >> http://www11.pic-upload.de/15.09.14/en9fb4uuy1bp.jpg >> >> Top one is Chinon with Eject, bottom one is Newtronics. >> > > I can confirm that Gerrit's observations about the front/mechanics > relation matches with the six 1541-II drives that I have at hand here > right now. > > PS: As a side note I can add that the Mitsumi/Newtronics lever mechanism > is preferred by the C64 Disk Transfer (and preservation) Team - simply > because its lever mechanism is all metal - where parts of the Chinon > lever mechanism is made from platsic. The Chinon typically lever wears > down after 5000-10000 disks (15000 if you are careful) On the other hands, the Newtronics drives were known for their dying R/W heads. I have more than one 1541C with a Newtronics drive that is perfectly OK, just the R/W head has a broken connection somewhere. So, you just can't win... Gerrit Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-09-16 16:00:07
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