Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Which PETs support which PET microSD

This post has been left for historic information. The PET microSD is no longer in production. The replacement SD2PET is available now, more information on the pre-order page.

Not sure which PET microSD is most appropriate for your PET?

Models
PET microSD Horizontal
PET microSD Vertical
PET microSD Internal
Features
  • plugs into back
  • easy to access
  • datasette power
  • easily removable
  • sticks out a bit
  • plugs into back
  • easy to access
  • internally powered
  • no external wires
  • low profile
  • internally fitted
  • fit and forget
  • internally powered
  • no external wires
  • low profile
2001
(B)
(B)(P)
(B)(P)
2001N
3032
4032
8032
8096
(P)
(P)
8296
(E)
8296D
CBM-II*
8032-SK
8096-SK
(P)
VIC20
(I)
C64 / C128
(I)
C16 / Plus4
(I)(P)

(B) - BASIC v1.0 does not support any IEEE-488 drives, so an upgrade will be required - see below.
(P) - Alternate power connection required - let me know when ordering
(E) - The internal board would need an extension cable as capacitor C1 is in the way inside the case
(I)  - IEEE-488 adapter required - see PETmicroSD on a VIC20
 *  - Tested on CBM-II B710 and BX720 with DOS 1.25 and CPM 86. Should also work on the B128 and the 600 and 700 series CBM-II machines as long as they have datasette and IEEE-488 edge connectors


If you see the BASIC 1.0 screen when you power on

*** COMMODORE BASIC *** 

and not BASIC 2.0

### COMMODORE BASIC ### 

 or BASIC 4.0

*** COMMODORE BASIC V4.0 *** 

then you need to upgrade to make use of an IEEE-488 disk drive, such as the PET microSD. The easiest way to do this is with one of my ROM/RAM boards. This is a solderless and reversible upgrade that gives selectable BASIC 1, 2 or 4 and 8K, 16K or 32K of RAM to your 2001.

UPDATE: These are current out of stock, click here to pre-oreder a PET microSD.