XCKDIY Dreamcast IDE Board: Inexpensive GD-ROM HDD Replacement

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by smoke monster, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Tommo92

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  2. Kempo

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    Dream IDE Reborn has been released, the guy has a site up now: https://gametrackssite.wordpress.com/

    $45 including shipping (mine is coming to the UK and I haven't incurred any extra shipping charge), seems reasonable enough.
     
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    Let's hope he put £33 or less on the package or you will need to pay VAT on it.
    (Trip to the post office you will need)

    I learnt that the hard way, now I ask the seller to put a price lower lol so I don't need to pay got hit with a £30 to get my parcel.
    (rings from America)
     
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    I find UK customs are really hit and miss, I've had a £130 arcade stick get hit with fees and a package clearly marked with £100 of arcade controller PCBs come through fine, all from the U.S.
     
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    Who author of XCKDIY?
     
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    Just placed an order for an XCKDIY.
    Hope it works well.
     
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    XCKDIY is the name of the site. It is like a Chinese eBay or a site for people who make "DIY" or "Do-it-Yourself" products to sell things. Items are sold on a person by person basis.

    I believe the person who makes these are the same person who has made many other Dreamcast products over the years. Namely the serial SD adapters and portable Dreamcast systems. To my knowledge nobody has made contact with the person doing these.
     
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    Oh you were meaning Andrews. I see. Yeah, he is from Brazil.

    Edit: Kind of off topic a little, but thanks for linking to the thread! Looks like this might make installing dual bios much easier too!

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    Don't use mx29lv160 with VA0 board, U3 only for VCC, on VA0 all signal line have 5V logic level, for mx29lv160 maximal logic level is 3.6V
     
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    I have a board that does sata using the jmh330s and bios. Just waiting on test boards.

    Doesn't require any case cuts either.
     
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    Does it fit in with the GD ROM drive still inside the console?
     
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    Damn, wish I knew about that!
     
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    I am still working on it (and have been for awhile). No ETA currently
     
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    Can someone give me a hand on the XCKDIY kit? I can't tell what to click to order the 2 parts. Ill even be nice and maybe buy one for someone if they give me a hand.

    Thanks
     
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    http://www.yoybuy.com/en/ Use this site it is in English and makes ordering one much easier.

    From previous experience using buyfromtaobao.com back in 2011 when the SD adapters were all the rage it took a long time for the item to get to me but it eventually did. I made the mistake of ordering during Chinese New Years holiday so everything was shut down for a while and mail orders were backed up.
     
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    Sorry for the off-topic. Where can I get this? Is there are site that I can order, or could you point to the member making this?

    Thank You.
     
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    Yeah that is from the guy named andrews in the Brazilian Dreamcast community. He makes the other flexboards for the IDE Reborn mod. I believe he is still working the design out currently but he will have more to share with everybody when he makes them available.

    https://gametrackssite.wordpress.com/dream-bios-revolution/

    That link you should bookmark for the future for when he makes them available. He will sell them from that site.
     
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    Thank You! Looking forward to it + the HDMI Mod!
     
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