Re: Connecting a 1541 to a PC parallel port

From: Chris Osborn <>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:02:29 -0700
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On Mar 24, 2015, at 1:18 PM, Spiro Trikaliotis <> wrote:

> If you do not want to spare so much money, the XU1541 might be something
> for you instead. Note, however, that it has its limitations, too. For
> example, it seems to have problems with USB 3.0 ports. Additionally,
> parallel transfers are not possible, which makes it rather slow.
> Additionally, you cannot use burst nibbling to preserve your originals.

Another option is to do the reverse and instead of connecting a 1541 floppy to a PC, you can add a NAS to your C64 by using a Raspberry Pi. Lots more storage available than a single floppy and you don’t have to SneakerNet anything back & forth. :-)

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