Re: UD3 ROM on a 3032

Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:16:38 +0100
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> On 2017-02-06, at 07:17, Marko Mäkelä <> wrote:
>> I need to get a disk drive or a ieee-sd kind of drive, I had forgotten how slow were tapes :/
> My C2N232 might be one more option, if you can find one second-hand.

I second that - I used it for some good time when developing software that couldn't be loaded via SERIAL bus for testing on the real hardware. C2N232 was invaluable for this purpose with its (extreme for a CASSETTE port) speed.

>  However, it relies on RS-232, which nowadays is mostly available via an unreliable USB converter.

It depends what adapter you have at hand. The ones I used for this purpose didn't expose any reliability problems.

> The c2nload utility would load a minimum-size loader (192 bytes tape header + 2 bytes payload to jump into the tape header) and then use that to load the actual payload at 38,400bps.

Which is "quite" fast for the CASSETTE port ;-)


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