Re: Ruud's 1541 /IDE (RE: Saving a File)

From: David Wood (
Date: 2001-09-25 07:25:00

Very good thoughts, nick.  However, 1541's are far more common, and people
are thus far more likely to be willing to junk one up for the project.  I'm
a proud owner of a 1571, and would only hack it up if I'm sure it wouldnt
defeat its original purpose, as its my only working floppy drive (my SX64's
drive has been removed to make room for enhancements).


On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 wrote:

> Hello Ruud,
> I was reading the 1571 internals book last night and the description
> identifies that the drive has a 6526 CIA for supporting the burst protocol,
> but that it has both 8bit ports left undefined (not connected).
> Would the 1571 be a better starting point considering the larger ROM
> (standard pinouts) available and the fact that having a separate 2x 8bit I/O
> chip already available it could be both a floppy /HDD in one? I'm confident
> a 2.5" HDD could be made to fit.
> Just some random thoughts...
> - Nick

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