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1551 / SFS 481

[Picture of 1551, 7k JPEG] Pic. 1: Black is beautiful

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Over two years passed, until Commodore presented a floppy drive dedicated for the C264 series (that was in fall 1986). It sold amazingly cheap, for about DM400 [1]. As opposed to all other Commodore drives (save the ones for the CBM 2/3/4/8xxx series), the 1551 - or SFS481 which was its originally planned name - features a parallel bus, but as usual, Commodore did not take full advantage of it, and made it only about five times (?) faster than the 1541.
Apart from the speedup itself, the drive differs from the 1541 in these features:



[1] 64'er 8/86, p.164, Vorschau: 'Die Floppy 1551'
[2] 64'er 9/86, p.24, Der C 16 bekommt Flügel
[3] RUN 10/86, p.20, Floppy 1551 für C16 und Plus4

Updated: March 23rd, 1998
Created: March 23rd, 1998

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