New DSDD 5.25" floppies?
Zane H. Healy
healyzh at aracnet.com
Fri Oct 5 02:01:17 CDT 2007
At 9:37 PM -0700 10/4/07, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > > I was, I know no one is making new C-1541 drives. Though I'm looking
>> > into building a 1541-III drive...
>> This CBM know-nothing is curious why a 1541 would be better than a
>This CBM know-something doesn't understand that either :) the 1571 is much
>less prone to alignment problems and can be easily coerced into reading many
>more formats. It is a very versatile disk drive.
And you all seem to have missed what I'm referring to. :^) Note the
"III" portion of 1541-III. :^)
I'm about ready to start collecting the parts needed and to see about
getting at least a couple circuit boards made. I figure having an
extra or two won't hurt in case I mess up a circuit board while
building the device. I've been working on some modifications to my
C-64, and since I borrowed an Optivisor
(http://www.doneganoptical.com/optivisor.php) I'm finding it a lot
easier to do soldering, so I'm almost brave enough to attempt this.
BTW, I currently have 3-5 1541's, 1 1571, and 1 or 2 Excelerator+Plus
(minus power-supplies) drives. I tend to use a pair of the 1541's.
Though the 1571 is at home rather than lost up in storage. :^) I use
the 1541's as I don't have a spare 1571. I prefer to only use drives
if I have a spare.
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