Flexible IDE mod pcb

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by icekicker, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. fafadou

    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    for me the sata hdd ssd is the better way in add of the sd card reader. You can plug the ssd outside with sata cable as you said :
    and more now you the ssd is less expensive than the CF for a huger capacity.

    And last thing put your ssd outside is more simple to unplug it and load game/remove games with your computer.

    You can try to contact the dreampsu builder, I know he has already received a lot of requests. Maybe if he has some more, he would build others dreampsu again.
     
  2. BloodBrother

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    I would like to throw my name in the hat for one, please.
    Im tired of reading about all of the possible mods i could do and would like to actually get on with it, lol.
    Your mod looks like the best route in my mind, slap a DreamPSU with it, and it should fit inside nicely
     
  3. MastaG

    MastaG Rising Member

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    I know CF cards are more expensive, but I dont want to drill holes in my case. So I ordered the complete pico psu kit instead.. Also got my 44 pin 2.5" CF reader.
    I hope I'll be able to route a 20cm 44pin laptop IDE cable from the psu (left side) under the mainboard all the way to the g1 test points without it being too thick.
     
  4. bochu

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    I'm interested in one.
     
  5. BloodBrother

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    any updates?
     
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  6. icekicker

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    Hey guys sorry for letting this die for a while, but I've decided on doing it again, it will no longer use a flexible PCB but will instead use two separate PCBs connected via a 40 pin flat flexible cable. Should have a prototype in a couple of weeks, I will update with pictures of the boards and an install. These will cost around £12 posted and won't require the removal of the GD-ROM and with a PSU mod can keep the entire system contained inside the shell. I moved away from a flexible pcb due to sending some tests to close friends and they managed to tear them and have issues installing, this way should be more user friendly hopefully :)
     
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    fafadou Gutsy Member

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    Perfect for new loader :)
     
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  8. icekicker

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    Mock-up Board2.jpg had to do a change in the routing since I caught a mistake during some final checks, I've got a few more changes to make to the second board to match the changes to this one, I've been fairly busy so I haven't made the time to stick to it, but at the latest I'll leave it til this weekend and get some prototype boards made :)
     
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