[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Excelerator Plus

July 6th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

Excelerator Plus Disk Drive for Commodore 64 Ad - 1988“Do You Believe in Magic?”

[ From Compute’s Gazette for Commodore Users, June 1988 ]

Discussion topic of the week: Commodore 64 fans — what’s your vote for the best C64 disk drive ever made?

3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Excelerator Plus”

  1. Dave Ross Says:

    Would it be cheating to say the CMD FD-2000? Sure, I had a CMD HD for speed, but my entire GEOS world could realistically be stored on a single 1.44MB floppy in the FD.

  2. svofski Says:

    My vote goes to the “1541 Ultimate”: http://www.1541ultimate.net 😀 It’s really awesome.

  3. the-topdog Says:

    I know I’m late to the party here, but this just had to be said.

    The 1541 was the most prevalent and influential drive for the Commodore 64. It was a workhorse that did what it was supposed to every time. It functionality and stability win first place in my book. It’s only drawback was the slow access speed.

    Sure there were other, faster floppy drives with more capabilities made, but if you look at adaptability and retro community support, the 1541 wins hands down with serial, USB, and SD Card adapters still being developed to bridge your 1541 drive with your PC and Commodore 64.

    So my vote? The Commodore 1541 5-1/4″ Floppy Disk Drive.

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