Cesora wrote on 2020-05-23, 02:24:
Hmm is there any advantage to this drive or should I just replace it with a faster standard ide?
The rest of the specs are a Pentium 1 200 with 32mb ram. Which os suits this best? The earliest os I have used is win95. Is it difficult to set up 3.1?
Other than potential nostalgia for some people, I see no advantages (and I owned one when it was current, and kept it longer than was fashionable) .
-It's a slow 2X drive .
-It uses software polling and has high CPU usage .
-It is not reputed to be all that reliable .
-Bonus reason for selling it : it shares a common mechanism with certain old 3DO consoles, so it may actually have a resale value (if it works).
Pentium 1 200MHz is in Windows 9X territory, IMHO . Windows 3.1 is not hard to install, but I personally do not see the point of running it. Someone else will likely chime in with a different opinion .
I know I'm repeating myself, but do not plug an IDE CD-ROM into that sound card, it will not work and may damage something .