Commodore Storage Peripherals


Commodore 1570 5.25 Floppy Drive Expansion

> Company: Commodore Business Machines, US
Date: 1986
Commodore: 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

Notes
The 1570 was a faster drive than the 1541.
The Commodore 128 could read from the Commodore 1541, but at slower rates
Can read both GCR and MFM formats