Commodore Storage Peripherals


Commodore 1541 5.25 Floppy Drive Expansion

> Company: Commodore Business Machines, US
Date: 1982
Commodore: Vic20, Commodore 64, Commodore 128
Interface: serial port

Product Summary
Single sided 5.25 drive
170KB per side
Drive could read and write to both sides of a 5.25, but the disk had to be flipped
Replaced by the Commodore 1571
Soft sectored
70 tracks
CP/M format
Introduction price US$400
Initial failure rates were high

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Commodore 1541 5.25 Floppy Drive Expansion

Above: Commodore 1541 5.25 Floppy Drive Expansion

Commodore 1541 5.25 Floppy Drive Expansion

Above: Commodore 1541 5.25 Floppy Drive, redesigned for the new Commodore 64C