v1.30 released August, 2010.
64HDD Professional

64HDD Professional is now available! Join users from Germany, USA, UK, Belgium, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Austria....

Order your copy today!

The Professional version includes many exclusive enhancements over the current freeware release.

64HDD Professional has some special features for everyone, regardless of the type of Commodore user you are.

For the Gamer...

  • Faster file loads using your X1541 or XE1541 cable
  • Special partition naming and multi-disk handling features to make finding and starting that favourite game in your collection easier
  • Easier set-up of the Short-Cut tables using 64GUI
  • Device-Swap and built-in Disk-Transfer routines so you can either boot more multi-part apps or copy any games which don't to 1541 format

For the Application User or Programmer...

  • Improved 1541 emulation within the MSD/LFN file system lets you run many more programs without the limitations of a real 1541 disk drive
  • Special GEOS64 features such as larger disk sizes, Pwr-Loader compatibility, faster disk writes, and powerful ShortCut+ and PreConfig utilities
  • Improved CMD emulation mode lets you use more of those applications and tools
  • Greater flexibility in assigning device numbers and switching these on/off on-the-fly
  • User interface with detailed run-time statistics such as track, sector and error information
  • Keyboard actions to toggle LFN and CMD modes, reset 64HDD or the C64
  • Time and date stamping on disk images to keep track of changes
  • New command-channel features, including file locking and unlocking commands

For the CMD User...

  • Use FCOPY, FCOPY+, MENUETTE64 and your other CMD software
  • Even GEOS tools like CMD_MOVER will work
  • Use 64HDD to back-up your CMD devices

For the C128 User...

Yes, there's even a version of 64HDD Professional which gives C128 users all the above features, plus these exclusive features:
  • Z-Loader - a serial fastloader for the native C128 mode
  • Pwr-Loader Support - the fastest 64HDD loading system is now available for the C128
  • GEOS128 Kernal - including the new Xtra Performance (XP) features
  • Native mode BOOTing - use the C128 BOOT feature to automatically LOAD/RUN applications

Preview these documents for more info: 64HDD Pro FAQ   |  64HDD User Manual (3750kb, PDF)


64HDD Professional Features:

Dedicated Serial Fast-Loaders: - a FastLoader and X-Loader options accelerate load times on a C64 by up to x8. The enhancement is available without the need to upgrade your Kernal and works with the standard X1541 or XE1541 cable you already use. If you want to load multi-file or auto-run programs, you will need a Kernal ROM upgrade (just as you do with Pwr-Load).

The basic FastLoader will work on most 386/486 PC giving at least a x4 improvement. Users with a faster 486 or Pentium can select one of the faster X-Loader options for full throttle loading.

Graphical User Interface #1 (64HDD): - a new GUI is standard and provides information during 64HDD operation and data transfers.

It shows the status of the current devices, any error info and progress during file loads.

There is also an activity / error "LED" for each activated device!

Graphical User Interface #2 (64GUI): - another GUI module allows you to navigate when searching to connect or activate devices or set-up partition tables and short-cuts.

The tool also lets you assign common names to short-cuts and to configure multi-disk programs.

To help you move to commonly used file locations there's even a "Favorites" list that you can customise.

Graphical User Interface #3 (64GUI - FileManager) - included is a FileManager to make it easy to rename, copy, move or delete files on your system.
Graphical User Interface #4 (64CONFIG) - your 64HDD configuration is made easier with a new config tool which lets you easily select the features to enable.
More features for Gamers: - enhancements to the way partitions and short-cuts work mean you can now assign common names to these and can also search by these names. You can also configure multi-disk games to be automatically recognised and assigned to the Disk-Flip table.
More features for geoUsers: - serious GEOS users can take advantage of the larger D81 (800kb) disk format that is now supported.

GEOS XP is exclusive to Professional users offering a high compatibility kernal, special ShortCut-Plus and PreConfig utilities and a driver style structure for each device protocol, so you can save disk space by only keeping the drivers you want to use.

For the speed hungry the 64GEOS drivers have now been revised to include a FastSaver and PwrLoad option for those using the Pwr-Cable. Imagine, GEOS booting and running faster than Windows on a Pentium!

Print Spooling and Emulation: - output to devices #4 and #5 can now be spooled to 64HDD.

The print jobs can then be re-routed through Print Engines. Already there is a PC text and HTML engine, stay tuned for more... or write your own!

The print facilities can be managed through the command channel or through the PrintManager built-in to 64GUI.

Too many more to mention: -

  • Improved CMD features, incl. partition commands, and loadable FD2000 and CMDHD ROMs (dummy ROMs include, user must supply real ones if they want them)
  • More device numbers, 0-30 can be activated
  • Built-in routines to transfer to / from 1541 disks (for backup and running games that are not compatible)
  • Device "swap" for swapping #8 to a 64HDD source, and back again
  • Screen saver, delay configurable by the user
  • Sound output control, clicks and beeps can be user tweaked or disabled
  • Pwr-Loader driver for the Vic20
  • More file formats such as ZIP, P00 and N64

Many more enhancements are being developed as time goes on... Stay tuned!

Additional 64HDD Professional C128 Features:

C128 Professional gives users all the above features, plus these exclusive features:
  • Z-Loader - a serial fastloader for the native C128 mode
  • Pwr-Loader Support - the fastest 64HDD loading system is now available for the C128
  • GEOS128 Kernal - including the new Xtra Performance (XP) features
  • Native mode BOOTing - use the C128 BOOT feature to automatically LOAD/RUN applications


Order Your Copy:

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64HDD Professional retails for US$59.95 including Worldwide Postage, Installer Disk, CD with tools, demos and utilities, and free upgrades for the life of v1.xx. Packaged in a protective DVD case.

64HDD Professional for the C128 retails for US$64.95 including all the features of the standard version, plus extra drivers and plug-ins for the C128 mode.

For a limited time, Order 64HDD Professional and for just US$5 more choose from either a Turbo/XE or Pwr/Cart 64HDD Speed-Up Cartridge worth over US$19.95.
(please list which cart you want in the notes section)
Out-of-Stock!
For a limited time, Order 64HDD Professional for the C128 and for just US$5 more choose from either a Turbo/XE or Pwr/Cart 64HDD Speed-Up Cartridge worth over US$19.95.
(please list which cart you want in the notes section)
Out-of-Stock!