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Submitted by triverse 170d ago | news

Sega Dreamcast Gets USB Mass Storage Option

Carl Williams writes, "We recently covered the Sega Dreamcast hard drive modification (here) but today, we are reporting on a new mass storage option. The Sega Dreamcast is getting a USB mass storage option that replaces the GD-ROM drive altogether. Since this is an USB option you are not limited to the size of SD cards (about 128 gigs is the biggest right now). Instead, the USB-GDROM Controller will allow you to plug in up to a 2 terabyte hard drive (that will hold a lot of homebrew)." (Retro)

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choujij  +   170d ago
Awesome. So it actually replaces the GD-Rom board and drive. I guess you could probably toss in a usb powered 2.5 drive in the space left behind from removing the GC-Rom drive. As long as there's enough space (which I believe there is), it should work. I have 2 Dreamcasts myself, might do this to one of them.
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triverse  +   170d ago
You may have to build a small bracket system to keep the hard drive in place and off of key components. I agree though, there should be enough room for an internal drive of some sort using this board (may have to Dremmel out the GD-Rom tray for instance).
PudgeyBurrito  +   170d ago
Haven't witnessed magic in a long time. Thanks for that.
triverse  +   170d ago
You are welcome. Stuff like this is what I started RGM for, rather than yet more reviews of SMB 3. This stuff is awesome.
ArtificiallyYours  +   170d ago
Still one hell of a beast after all these years. :')
maniacmayhem  +   170d ago
Finally! Keep those updates coming Sega!
Benjammin25  +   170d ago
Just in time too! What will all those tasty new Dreamcast games on the horizon!
bmf7364  +   170d ago
DreamCastMasterRace
cee773  +   170d ago
It's thinking :)
Ninja_G_Aidan  +   169d ago
So this means we can play every DC game from a HDD?

I would also love to play every Saturn title aswell because its a complete pain to homebrew. Brilliant if you can play straight away through the Dreamcast.
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triverse  +   169d ago
From what I can find out about this adapter, yes. The games play fine, as if they were on original GD-ROM discs.

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