Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 26 / JULY 1982 / PAGE 191

Disk-O-Mate For CBM Disk Drives

Optimized Data Systems announces the PH-003 Disk-O-Mate for Commodore 2040/4040 disk drives. With Disk-O-Mate the user now has write protect switches/indicators for each drive, a power ON indicator and audible error beeper. The ease of write protecting drives by switch versus diskette labels encourages good operating procedure to prevent accidentally erased files. The power indicator and error beeper provide valuable disk unit status to the operator.

All switches and indicators are mounted in a small (2"×3"×1") control box that may be placed on the disk unit or near the computer. The control box connects by cable to a circuit board which "piggybacks" onto a 2040/4040 internal connector. Installation involves simple reconnection of internal disk unit cables, which can be accomplished without special tools or skills or any soldering. Full instructions are provided.

Disk-O-Mate is shipped fully assembled and tested. Price is in the $70-$80 range.

Optimized Data Systems
P.O. Box 595
Placentia, CA 92670