Commodore 1541 Disk Drive
This is a used Commodore 1541 Disk Drive that powers up and makes the expected sounds when a floppy disc is inserted, no further testing was done. What is shown in the picture is what you will receive, (1) 1541 disk drive, (1) set of cables, (1) Floppy Disc, the unit is in good condition for its age with some slight soiling and age wear. The Commodore 1541 (aka CBM 1541, and originally called VIC-1541), made by Commodore International, was the best-known floppy disk drive for the Commodore 64 home computer. The 1541 is a single-sided 170 kilobyte drive for 5¼" disks. The 1541 followed the previous Commodore 1540 (meant for the VIC-20). The disk drive used Group Code Recording (GCR) and contained a MOS 6502 microprocessor, doubling as a disk controller and on-board disk operating system processor. The number of sectors per track varied from 17 to 21 (an early implementation of Zone Bit Recording). The drive's built-in disk operating system was CBM DOS 2.6.