I have two C64's, a C128, and as for drives: SD2IEC, 1541-U2, 1541-II and a 1581 - that makes for 4 devices. Looking at the drives, those only allow 4 device ID settings (8,9,10,11), but according to IEC bus documentation, it seems that practical limit is about 8 devices (given 40mA current drain per device).
Is there any way to connect more than those 4 devices at once ?
I'm not trying to hook up whole 8 devices, but possibly a 1571 or/and CMD FD-2000.
Given that devices seem to only have 4 ID settings - would my approach require hardware modifications to enable additional ID's ?
I vaguely recall that some drives (aside from 1541-u2 and sd2iec) allow for software ID change, but even if that let me go beyond ID 11, I think that doesn't last through reboots.
I am aware of devices such as IEC switcher, which I do not have, I'm looking for a "permanently connected" solution with assigned addresses.