The following message by Robert was rejected, as he doesn't subscribe to the list. (I'm sorry, Robert, I should have mentioned this anti-spam measure. If you want to join the list, send a message "subscribe cbm-hackers" to firstname.lastname@example.org. The list traffic has been about 10-20 messages a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.) You might also want to have a look at Ville Muikkula's real-time 1541 emulator (which requires a fast PC) and at prlink, my userport-to-printerport solution that I'm porting to cassetteport-serialport, so that it'll work on all 8-bit Commodore models and non-PC or non-Amiga computers on the other end. > Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:04:15 -0600 > X-Sybari-Space: 00000000 00000000 00000000 > From: "Robert Eaglestone" <email@example.com> > > Gentlemen: > > > Thanks for your prompt replies. Your e-mails have helped me > understand the problem in general, as well as current solutions > that will probably suffice. I see three main points from the replies, > which I have summarized below: > > > (1) Commodore IEC to USB is possible, and has been thought of. > It may well require a USB microcontroller, such as those manufactured > by Cypress Semiconductors. Their prices are becoming reasonable > ($7 is quite reasonable to me). > > http://www.cypress.com/usb/ > > > (2) There are some kits that interface SCSI or IDE hard drives to the > C64. Even more interesting: "Ruud Baltissen has also started a project > for converting an 1541 disk drive into an IDE controller." That would > be very cool indeed. > > http://home.hccnet.nl/g.baltissen/ide.htm > http://home.hccnet.nl/g.baltissen/hardware.htm > > (3) Another possibility is to use a PC (maybe even an old one) as > a fileserver for the C64. This is cool, since I have an old 486 that > I've wanted to bring into service (Linux, but DOS would be ok I guess). > > http://www.64hdd.com/c64-proj.html#64hdd > > > I'd like to hear of any follow-ups to this thread. Where can I > subscribe to this list, and how much traffic does it carry? > > Thanks again, > > Robert Eaglestone > C64 owner for 18 years... > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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