First post, by dehavilland
This is my first time building a retro machine.
Already purchased a Vectra 486/33n, a SB16 CT1740 with a bug free V405 and a Roland SC55ST on "expensiveBay" for 200 bucks. It come with a 3Com ether card. There is no 5.25 inch bay on Vectra and it has only 3 ISA slots, one is taken by the SB16, one is proposed by a Gravis. But I really need a cd rom for it, and I require the CD ROM be able to read CD-R discs.
I am using it for DOS/WIN3.X. NO WIN95.
I did quite some research on it, and there are two solutions:
1.I think the only internal CDROM that can both connect to the Panasonic/MKE interface on CT1740 and be able to read CD-R is a TEAC CD55A. It is somewhat hard to find, but I will wait for it. After that, I would like to drill a hole on the case, let the CD ROM be outside and connect to SB16 through the hole.
2.Buy an ISA SCSI card. This leaves me a lot of choice for a cd rom but either the Gravis or the 3Com will have to go. And I don't know whether the SB16 will handle the CD audio properly in this way.
Recent wants:A cheap intelligent midi interface card, a good record player
A young Chinese student studying in US, drives a vintage car, use a vintage typewriter and loves vintage PC.