Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

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Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#1 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:18 pm

So my last dreamcast's GD-Rom Drive blew out on me. I got a new dreamcast and its working great! Now I want to make sure I get the most out of the one I have now. I've heard that waiting for the drive to come to a complete stop helps. Anyone else have tips for GD-Rom related stuff?

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Re: Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#2 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:49 pm

ive heard that the japanese drives are better made then the chinese drives
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Re: Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#3 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Yamaha drives > Samsung drives

The Yamaha ones are usually present in revision 0 consoles.

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Re: Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#4 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:19 pm

Raen wrote:Yamaha drives > Samsung drives

The Yamaha ones are usually present in revision 0 consoles.


yeah I found the samsung drive on ebay. I'll keep an eye on the yamaha ones though.

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Re: Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#5 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:39 pm

are those interchangeable?

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Re: Methods of preserving the life of GD-Rom Drive?

Post#6 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:53 am

kikenovic wrote:are those interchangeable?


Yep!
The only GD drives that are not all compatible with other model drives are the last version of the Samsung Drives found in Revision 2 DC units. They lack a daughterboard on em and attach directly to the MoBo via a ribbon cable -_-
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