Later, a new version came onto the market with the C2N / Model 1530 model. It was smaller and still compatible with the older C2N. For more information and technical information about Commodore's Datasette drives, please refer to the page about the 1530.
The first, black version was designed for the PET computer, but also works on the Commodore home computers (C264 series with adapter only). The drive is quite large and has a pleasant latching cassette flap and therefore makes a better quality impression than the newer 1530 and 1531 models. Unfortunately the tape drive has no counter. It is therefore only possible to store several programs on a cassette in a restricted manner. The same drive was installed internally into the PET 2001.
Here is the more recent model of the Datasette C2N. This beige version has - contrary to the black - a counter at the top. The white version was built for the VC20 and later replaced by the newer and smaller 1530.
The back of the old datasette shows the type label. The name of the device is simply "Datassette". They were produced in Taiwan. The shield itself is made of metal and not - as later on Commodore usual - from a silver foil.
Inside, both variants are almost identical. Apart from the counter, which are missing in the first version, both have the same mechanical structure. The circuit board was designed in 1979.
The above shown devices are in the collection!