Re: R-DOS (REX DOS??) on an oceanic 1541 clone drive

From: Julian Perry <>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:53:32 +1100
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> On 2014-10-06 at 14:00:56, Julian Perry ( wrote:
>> I picked up an oceanic 1541 disk drive clone in a recent haul of
>> Commodore stuff. It's actually branded "EXCELERATOR+PLUS", but it's an
>> Oceanic drive.
>> It has a DOS ROM I'm not familiar with, and has the
>> ID string "73,R-DOS 40 TR. 1541,00,00". Some googling has revealed
>> that some people have guessed it as "REX DOS" - but I can
>> find next-to nothing about it. ( I personally doubt it)

> Is there anything on the chip? Copyright? Part No.?

Depressingly little, I'm afraid. 
I haven't pulled it out to look on it's underside (It is socketed). I can do that later if you like, though I doubt there'll be anything further.

It has:
"OCE 118K"

presumably Oceanic 118, and a date code.

Picture HERE 

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