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Strange peripherals… Commodore hard drives

When we consider hard disks for the Commodore C64/C128, one name always pops up: the HD20 from CMD (Creative Micro Designs). This drive had an internal 6502A CPU, 64 KB of RAM and an EPROM containing the boot system for the drive and it sported a whopping 20 MB, which could be extended up to […]

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Strange peripherals… the HD20 hard disk

The weekend is about to begin, so this means it’s time for another “Strange Peripherals…” episode!
After all the different types of disks such as a RAM disk, the infamous 1581 disk drive and the Quick Data Drive, it’s time to take a look at something we usually only associate with PCs: a hard drive.[…]