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ZoomFloppy

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Price:
$35.00
SKU:
ZOOMFLOPPY
Weight:
2.50 Ounces
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout
We estimate new stock will arrive around 7th Dec 2018


Product Description

Archive your Commodore floppies (and CMD HD partitions) to your contemporary PC, without the hassles of external parallel ports, IRQ settings, special adapters, bulky cables, or the alphabet soup of disk drive cable adapters.  ZoomFloppy replaces all X*-1541 cables with a simple USB-based hardware device guaranteed to work with today's machines using today's multitasking operating systems.  Simply plug into any free USB port, connect your CBM drive via a serial cable, and transfer data to or from your software collection. 

Product Features

  • Attach any CBM serial device to your PC, including printers
  • Works with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Open Source solution, no vendor lock-in
  • Active development community
  • Minimal footprint, no external power supply needed
  • Parallel access hardware support

NOTE: ZoomFloppy requires an IEC cable (sold separately), an IEEE cable if using the IEEE version and targeting IEEE drives (sold separately), and a USB to mini-USB cable (available at many computer stores). 

More information is available at: http://www.go4retro.com/products/zoomfloppy/.

Stocking Note: The non-IEEE and the IEEE version differ only in the presence or absence of the IEEE connector.  That said, they are stocked as two separate items and we are sometimes out of one or the other. If the IEEE version is out of stock, we can often solder connectors to the non-IEEE version, but the reverse is not true.  Thus, if the non-IEEE version is showing as out of stock, please consider the IEEE version or check back, as we try to keep both in stock at all times

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  1. ZoomFloppy, works great ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2018

    Worked great for transferring my GEOS floppies.
    i use 1571 drive for nibbler mode...
    a very, very good product.


  2. Best product for the Commodore Computers 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Aug 2018

    I have always wanted to archive my Commodore computer disks as I break them out about once a year to make sure they are still working. I take each disk out and make sure they still turn in the sleeve. If they were hard to turn I would put them in the C128 and get them loose again. Now I don't have to break out the disks and I can still play games on the PC or C128.


  3. Backup those old floppies, use real disk drives with WinVICE 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Aug 2018

    A very nice piece of kit. I've had zero issues creating physical floppies from .D64 and .D80 images, as well as creating .D64 and .D80 files from actual floppies.

    Do note that you will have to download and install the OpenCBM program to use it, but I found that easy to do. If you want a case, you'll either have to make one or get one elsewhere as this is the board minus any case.

    Seems to work a treat on Windows 10.


  4. Works fine 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2018

    Connects up and works fine with XP, now if I can just find the D64 files that work...
    Writes great to 1541. Haven't tried 1571 yet.
    I probably should have got all the other optional connectors added. You should consider it, it's better to have it than not.


  5. Fantastic gadget to transfer files from PC to Commodore 1541 Drive 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2018

    Find any device to able to transfer disk images of C64, VIC20 or some PETs like 8032-SK and found ZoomFloppy. With this device can transfer disk image of PET software using 1541 disk drive. Great :)


  6. Very pleased with the ZoomFloppy-hardware 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Aug 2018

    The package arrived safe and in good order. When I tried the ZoomFloppy, I first got some problems with installing the drivers (due to not good reading the several documents). But after doing some good RTFM, it finally works with my 1571-drive. I could easily copy all my old CBM64 disks (and 1 Vic-20 disk). I have them in storage from at least the year 1987 and the _most_ of them were still readably error free. I copied all to my PC-Harddisk.

    I love to thank Retro-Innovations for developing (and manufacturing) the ZoomFloppy. It was worth it to wait for it, even while some connectors had were not present at the moment of ordering.


  7. Great device! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Aug 2018

    Thanks for this great device! I have searched a long time for a working solution for backup my old floppydisks and I found the best working solution with ZoomFloppy! It was very awesome seeing that all my disks works even after more than 30 years! A big thank you for building these great devices for our 8bit-machines!


  8. 110% happy!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Jul 2018

    Recently put an order in for a couple of these, but had to wait as they were on back order status. Held out and waited patiently - glad I did.
    They arrived, good communication from the seller, and guess what - It actually worked and worked very well. I had tried another version listed as "XU1541" which had alot of issues and limited success.
    Overall, I would have to say - if you need to transfer files from a PC to a commodore disk - this is the best there is!


  9. Easy to use even for beginners! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2018

    I am not the most technologically advanced person (LOL!) and after 20 minutes I had things working as it should. Super fast shipping as well. A must have for your C64 to keep archives of software.


  10. A solution for my needs 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Apr 2018

    Buying zoomfloppy helped me to use my C1541/1571 with my new laptop, instead of using an old Pentium 4 computer with a parallel port and a XEP1541 cable connected. It replaces a whole old computer and it is faster. I still have to test the serial nibbler ability to perform nibble copies of disks. But I´m really happy with performance and reliability.


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