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

From: Cameron Kaiser <>
Date: Wed Dec 6 21:40:10 2000

> Since the CBM serial bus protocol is documented somewhere (and there are
> plenty of hackers who've dug into the C64 and C128 ROMs), I don't think
> there's a good reason why the 1571 (and other CBM peripherals) can't be
> linked up to _any_ computer and the serial bus simulated by bit-banging
> on a TTL-level I/O port.
> In fact, isn't there a well-known program to at least read/write disks in
> 1541 drives from an MS-DOS box?

Star Commander, yes, and the C64S emulator can as well, but they're limited
to dealing in .d64s and isolated files. The Commodore filesystem doesn't
translate so good with DOS and vice-versa.

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