The IDE64 Project
Last update on Mar 26, 2023
An ATA / ATAPI interface cartridge for Commodore 64 / 128 computers
supporting CompactFlash, DVD-ROM, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ZiP drive, LS-120 (A-Drive) and more

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Tomas Pribyl author of the hardware
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please visit IDE64 News Portal!
IDE64 V4.x Case info.
IDE64 V4.1 release info.
fusecfs-2.0.4 Win Allows you to access IDE64 CFS filesystem from Windows PC.
Plugins pack 2012 The recent collection of the File Manager plugins.
How to associate and setup Manager plugins.
• A new ETH64II pictures and info.
Pictures, added IDE64 with SDHC/MMC adapter.
• How to enable IDE64 emulation in VICE, revision 2.
• IDE64 related links updated.
Pictures, added IDE64 with IDE2SATA converter.
Download webpage has been updated.
• missing performance comparison added.
PCLink page updated. design updated.
• IDE64 V4.1 Amiga Clock port timing added.
IDE64 firmware
IDEDOS 0.90 project page
Frequently Asked Questions
IDE64 user's guide
The main information (800kB)
Screen shots
The screens of the IDE harddrive utility
Pictures from the development team
Software to download
IDE64 hardware information
New IDE64 peripheral devices
PC/C64 transfer
Information about PCLink
IDE64 Programming Info
Comprehensive information about programming IDE64 compatible application
Hardware stuff
Schematics and hardware related information
Links to other sites related to IDE64
IDE64 Mailing List
Information about IDE64 mailing list
IDE64 Warez page
IDE64 warez page
IDE64 News page
IDE64 news page

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The IDE64 cartridge is a device for connecting a CompactFlash (CF), IDE hard disk drive and/or DVD-ROM drive to a Commodore 64. It is plugged into the Expansion Port. IDE harddrive/CF transfer rate is more than 100 times the rate of the floppy drive 1541. IDE64 expands the features of the original floppy drive and file system presenting the new dimmension of storage for the C64. The IDE cartridge contains a 512kiB ROM (EPROM or flash EPROM with IDE DOS, Machine Code Monitor, File Manager and Setup), a 28kiB RAM (used for internal buffers), a realtime clock chip (powered by a battery), four LEDs (to indicate the presence of the cartrige and HDD activity), a Short-BUS for new peripherals, Amiga Clock Port, mini USB Device Port (PCLink) and an ispLSI chip.
Current version contains USB PCLink, fast full duplex virtual drive support.
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C64 with the IDE64 interface
You need only:
IDE64 controller
• Compact Flash storage card

SDHC/MMC or SATA adapter
• DVD/CD-ROM drive
• IDE hard disk drive
• LS-120 or ZiP drive
• Suitable power supply to feed HDD/DVD-ROM

For more information mail to Josef