Commodore 64 IEEE-488 Cartridges and the SD2PET #Commodore #Commodore64
Am I one of the few people that was and is fascinated by the 1980’s IEEE-488 / HP-IB / GP-IB interface? It was on test equipment from many manufacturers. It was the interface for the HP7935 404MB disc drives, big as a mini fridge.
I did notice it was a lot faster loading things from IEEE-488 compared to IEC, approximately 30 seconds to load Rodman from IEC and 5 seconds from IEEE-488, so that is an advantage. This sort of thing would have been used back in 1983 to attach big old PET drives or the newer faster SFD-1001 type drives to a C64 for BBS work. Fast access to lots of plain files. For that it should work well.
So, in conclusion:
Can you do it? – Yes
Does it work? – Sort of
Should you do it? – No
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