Using a Gotek-type flash floppy emulator inside a C1581

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at
Thu Apr 21 13:52:19 CDT 2016

I wonder if there are any Commodore people out here who could tell me what
practical differences would result from using a Gotek-type
flash-memory-based floppy emulator in place of the C1581's mechanism, vs.
using Jim Brain's uIEC-SD or similar.

I don't know if the thing would even work in a 1581 case, or if Commodore
DOS or JiffyDOS would work with it; but if so, I wonder if the DOS would
work slightly more like the real thing, because it would be actual
C=/JiffyDOS running on an actual 6502, instead of something new running on
a microcontroller. I understand that you wouldn't get any of the
directory-changing commands et al. from the SD2IEC firmware.

        Eric Christopherson

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