Re: PEdisk project

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:35:47 -0400
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On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 2:44 AM, Mike Stein <> wrote:
> Speaking of using 'standard' diskette drives in a Commodore:
>  I don't know whether Mike or Steve have mentioned this project here, but just in case someone hasn't heard of it this is a small board that plugs into the 'E' socket of a PET and lets you use one or two 'standard' 8", 5.25" or (some) 3.5" floppy drives:

I knew about Mike's work in the past reverse-engineering the PEdisk
II, but I didn't know there was a board in the works.  Very cool.  I
first ran across the PEdisk II in about 1981 or 1982 when I was trying
to find a way to use a cabinet full of 8" disk drives donated to the
science museum I volunteered at.  There really weren't many options
for our PETs other than the CBM 2040, and the PEdisk II was the one I
found and presented to management.  In the end, they decided not to
get them (I have no idea what happened to the two dozen bare disk
drives, but I wouldn't be surprised if they hadn't sat around for
years until they were so much scrap and tossed 25 years ago), but from
all the work I did, I was always curious about the PEdisk II.
Interesting to see it live again.


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