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Commodore 1541 Disk Drive

The 1541 disk drive was the most popular disk drive used with the Commodore 64 computer. The 5.25" floppy disks were capable of storing 170Kb of data.
The drives used a serial interface and were relatively slow in transferring data at just 300 bytes per seccond. Various third party programs were able to speed this up to rates of around 4000 bytes per second.

Date : 1982

Manufacturer : Commodore

C64, VIC20
C64, VIC20
Physical Description : Disk drive Box Poly upper Poly lower Power lead Serial cable Original receipt Test disk Guarantee card User Guide

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH307. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: Commodore 1541 Disk Drive

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