The Commodore serial cable


The Commodore serial cable connects Commodore drives to Commodore machines. It's compatible with all Commodore machines and with all Commodore drives and clones that have the usual serial bus port.

Hardware requirements

You need the following hardware to make use of this cable:
  • A Commodore 64 or 128 machine, or any other Commodore machine or clone that has the usual serial bus port
  • A Commodore 1541, 1570, 1571, 1581 drive, or any other Commodore drive or clone that has the usual serial bus port

Software support

All Commodore softwares support this cable.


You can find the details on how to build this cable at the construction page.


Connect the two serial plugs into the serial ports on your Commodore drive and your Commodore machine.


The Commodore serial cable is Commodore Business Machines, 1979.

Source: The Joe Forster-STA homepage