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    Default Commodore Datasette mod

    I have some non working Commodore datasettes and I plan to fix them and upgrade them to store data at much higher data rates.
    first I will have a C2N232 a datasette to rs232 adapters that's good up to 38400 bps full-duplex circuit and a small 14.4k modem to use to encode the data onto the tape, it looks like there will be enough audio bandwidth for 2 modem channels per side on the audio tape in the mono datasette so I will have switches for normal to high data rate, and channel 1 to 2, I will have to work out a good system to keep the speed consent, maybe I will have to fit a stepper motor?

    http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/c...32/C2N232.html

    what do you think about modding non working Commodore hardware?

    this will be to use with a damaged commodore 4016 and working commodore 8032
    Last edited by rorypoole; October 11th, 2012 at 02:51 PM.

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    C2N232 is cool, I've got one of those myself. However I don't understand the addition of a modem, just the serial connection itself should be good enough. Also the full size of a C2N is far from required for a such interface.

    Generally, I'm all for modding stuff that doesn't work or which there is a great abundance of. For example, C2N's grow on trees and everytime I pick up any Commodore computer, I'm destined to get another C2N in the deal. Last time I counted, I think I came to five or six spares apart from the one I'd use if I ever plugged in a tape anymore.
    Anders Carlsson

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    the commodore datasette is very slow and stores only a small amount of data, but I would still like to use tapes to store data with my commodore, and I was planing to use the C2N232 circuit in the datasette and the modem to encode the digital information onto the audio tapes
    Last edited by rorypoole; October 11th, 2012 at 02:50 PM.

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