World's Crappiest Drives (was Re: A&J Microdrive)

From: Jim Strickland <>
Date: Tue Dec 5 21:59:12 2000

> > >Any challengers for worst storage device?

Yes. The Commodore 64 1515(I think) tape drive.

It was:
and tapes for it were $1 to $2 US for a 15 minute data grade tape.

I have no idea how many times I put a tape in one of these damn things and spent
15 minutes loading to have it gag on the last few bytes and dump the entire
program from memory. They worked best if you put them on the floor away from
the monitor and the computer. (there was some speculation that this is why
they provided a 6 foot cable on it).

This tape drive was SO bad it made the 1541 disk drive seem speedy and reliable.

Jim Strickland
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