Mini disc GDs

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Mini disc GDs

Post by runkthepunk » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:05 pm

hello all this may have been covered already but i could not find it so if it has just point me that way.

the newish sony MD system that uses the gigabite size discs arn't so expensive so i just wondered if you took one apart would it be possible to connect the disc mechanism laser etc to a regular dreamer instead of the GD rom drive?

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Post by neoak » Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:29 pm

Actually, no.

The MD format also uses magnetism to store data, so no. And its designed to move that small disc, not a 12 cm CD/DVD/GD/LD/SD/AD... etc etc :lol:
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Post by CupNoodle » Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:32 pm

sigh...when will people understand that everything inside of a Dreamcast is meant to work SOLELY with things found inside of a Dreamcast (crazy-ass bios mods excluded). You can't take some Sony MD player, plug it into the mobo, and have the Dreamcast assimilate it.
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Post by runkthepunk » Sat Jul 23, 2005 4:45 pm

i see did not think it was feasible. however i did not mean to spin the original GDroms rather i thought it would be possible to transfer the data from an original game to one of the mini disc gds itself then it would spin.
i do not understand the magnetism thing mentioned but i guess if they are fundementally not the same types of disc format / reading/ compression whatever then it would not work at all oh well.
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Post by Smurph » Sat Jul 23, 2005 5:47 pm

Are you talking about mini-CD-Rs? I think basically what he was talking about with the magnetism was:

"Sony MD's function as both a super-high-capacity floppy disk and CD at the same time."
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Post by No Name » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:00 pm

He was talking about the difference in the disks. One is magnetic, as in read by a magnet, the other is optical, as in read by a laser.
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Post by |darc| » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:02 pm

Sanitary Smurph wrote:Are you talking about mini-CD-Rs?
No.

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Post by dcmodder » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:22 am

No Name wrote:He was talking about the difference in the disks. One is magnetic, as in read by a magnet, the other is optical, as in read by a laser.
basically its like comparing a round casette to a compact disc (cd)
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Post by neoak » Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:30 am

-Orbo- wrote:You can't take some Sony MD player, plug it into the mobo, and have the Dreamcast assimilate it.
If it does, what do we get?

A Borgcast!
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Post by Quzar » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:32 am

-Orbo- wrote:sigh...when will people understand that everything inside of a Dreamcast is meant to work SOLELY with things found inside of a Dreamcast (crazy-ass bios mods excluded). You can't take some Sony MD player, plug it into the mobo, and have the Dreamcast assimilate it.
I've been keeping my DC on top of a NeoGeo cart and it has started to play NeoGeo games.
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Post by |darc| » Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:40 pm

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Post by neoak » Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:23 pm

:lol:
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Post by Smurph » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:47 am

That roffles my waffles.
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Post by Sir Savant » Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:20 pm

That is my saying, smurf.
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Post by Smurph » Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:33 pm

Indeed it is. I just stole it. :o :P
But seriously, that's genius. You should expect people to copy you.
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Post by Quzar » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:05 pm

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note the cable going from the back of the NG cart to the expansion port on the DC. QUALITY.
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Post by LyingWake » Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:02 pm

Can I have that DC, Quzar?
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