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First post, by gdjacobs

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Has anyone looked at building an emulator which essentially functions like a Gotek ATAPI device? Certainly, 2x or 4x transfer rates would be within the capabilities of modest AVR or PIC controllers. Emulating a DVD-ROM would likely take some additional capability.

Thoughts, anyone?

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Reply 1 of 6, by PCBONEZ

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Why won't software emulators like MagicISO or PowerISO work?
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Reply 2 of 6, by GL1zdA

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You need an OS to run MagicISO/PowerISO. Zalman did a Virtual ODD on USB:
http://zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=965
I haven't tested this device, so I can't comment how well it works.

Another one:
http://www.startech.com/uk/HDD/Enclosures/Ext … ISO~S2510BU3ISO
http://www.everythingusb.com/iodd-2501-virtua … rive-20845.html

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Reply 3 of 6, by gdjacobs

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I'm thinking specifically for DOS mixed media disks where SHSUCDHD is insufficient.

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Reply 4 of 6, by Stiletto

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Well, GL1zdA is on the right track. The ones he links only support ISOs though based on a quick check, so if they can be handled via ISO then you're good.

Nifty devices at any rate! I'd never heard of such a thing.

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Reply 6 of 6, by gdjacobs

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Stiletto wrote:

Well, GL1zdA is on the right track. The ones he links only support ISOs though based on a quick check, so if they can be handled via ISO then you're good.

Nifty devices at any rate! I'd never heard of such a thing.

CUE/BIN would be the most universal, I think. It would be a great match for GOG titles.

Reading through some documentation of a guy interfacing to an ATA device with a PIC:
https://www.pjrc.com/tech/8051/ide/wesley.html#hwdesc

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