Commodore tape and disk speed (was: Commodore Ramblings)

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Date: Thu Feb 19 07:19:13 1998

A friend and I wrote a game for 6502 machines. Versions exist for BBC
B, Acorn Electron and C64. The load module in each case is 20k bytes.

I haven't got a full list of time taken to load - must do that sometime!
- but on the Commie 64 it was one minute on the 1541 and SEVEN minutes
on the tape (same tape system as PET, BTW - among other things, saved
everything twice.) The BBC disk system was much faster - but you only
got 100K or so on a disk, and a file had to occupy a contiguous chain of

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