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Dc ide-hd?

Discussion in 'Dreamcast Dev' started by Gear, Apr 22, 2002.

  1. Gear

    Gear New Member

    Months ago I heard about a IDE interface for the DC being developed.

    What about it now? Was it a fake? Will be see a thing like that someday? It would be very helpful for DC programmers.
  2. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    I seem to remember seeing some stuff that suggested that it was in a usable state as a combination ISA bridge (intended to be used for Ethernet I believe)/ATA interface, and that limited support exists somewhere in the Linux and/or NetBSD port. I'm really not sure though.

    edit: poked around a bit and found more info at bITmASTER's new page.
  3. Falstaf

    Falstaf New Member

    I remember seeing a japanese site that showed this with photos and an explanation of how they were able to do this. I was searching on google for info on game basic at the time. I'll root around in my b/u cd's and see if I can't find the sight or at least the pics.(I know i saved them somewhere.)
  4. antigov

    antigov New Member

    Dan Potter built an IDE interface (using bitmaster's schematics) and is currently building an OS type thing to run on it. Eh, I think he may be able to explain it better :p

  5. racketboy

    racketboy Member

    Just as an interesting fact, Sega was also planning on having a Zip Drive add-on, but the fact that the drive would cost as much as the system made it not such a good idea

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