RAMLink was one of several RAM expansion products made by Creative Micro Designs (CMD) for Commodore's C64/ 128 home computers. The RAMLink was intended as a third-party alternative, successor and optionally companion to Commodore's own 17xx-series REU RAM expansion cartridges.
Unlike the REU, the RAMLink is externally powered and designed from the ground-up to act as a RAM disk.
Features [ edit ]
Allows up to 16 MB of expansion RAM. The expansion memory can be provided by a combination of 30-pin
SIMM RAM on an internal card, a Commodore 17xx-series REU (or a clone) plugged into the RAM Port, or a GeoRAM. Provides its own copy of
JiffyDOS, allowing accelerated operation with any other JiffyDOS-equipped disk device, as well as shorthand commands ( DOS Wedge) to conveniently access any other connected storage devices. Full set of partitioning tools and DOS commands.
Commodore 1541, 1571 and 1581 disk-layout emulation modes One partition type provides Direct-access REU-like capability
Secondary power socket and on-board charging circuit to accept a 6-
volt "sealed" lead acid backup battery. Battery-backed real time clock for time and date stamping of files, if the internal RAM card is present.
Includes drivers to allow
GEOS to use its memory as either a replacement for swap space, or as a regular 'disk' drive. Custom parallel connection for the
CMD HD Series line of hard drives. Pass-through expansion port for standard cartridges (e.g.
Action Replay, Super Snapshot) On-device buttons to swap device numbers with other drives, switches to disable 17xx-series REUs or change their handling.
References [ edit ]
Creative Micro Designs (1990).
CMD RAMLink User's Manual, third edition. (supplied with the hardware)
External links [ edit ]