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by zePeido
November 29th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 80200

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

The drives operate at 3.3V. If you look at the GD-ROM drive before you remove it, you'll notice that it 3.3V is stamped on the GD-ROM metal housing right on top. VA1 and VA2 models (Dreamcast) used 3.3V. VA0 I believe used 5V. Thanks, I did not know that. I've been searching more about this matter ...
by zePeido
November 29th, 2018, 5:07 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 80200

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

You can place a resistor in the 12V rail (this works for the GDEMU and USB-GDROM), I believe it reduces the heat a little bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVKN3pQ11wM You can also buy a DreamPSU. https://www.retropsu.com/store/product/dreampsu Or build a PicoPSU. I've been to that "flash warning...
by zePeido
November 28th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 80200

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Both these devices were designed with the 3.3V power in mind. They will not kill your console. Thanks for shedding some light on this matter, I don't have enough knowledge and I've always been a bit worried about using these devices in my consoles. "Better safe than sorry" is what I usually tell my...
by zePeido
November 28th, 2018, 1:59 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 80200

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Ok not another update request, just my 2 cents. In a few months, a friend will give me is old Dreamcast for me to "play" ;D so I've been looking into the Dreamcast modding options. This is the general idea I got: 1. IDE Reborn It requires soldering skills, cutting the Dreamcast case to fit a IDE 40...
by zePeido
February 23rd, 2018, 1:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Saturn Satiator!
Replies: 6
Views: 19476

Re: Saturn Satiator!

I hope you can reach any kind of agreement that could benefit both.
I find both your products very similar.
by zePeido
January 25th, 2018, 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power related questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Power related questions

Thanks Matt.
by zePeido
January 24th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power related questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Power related questions

Hi, First off all, sorry for my ignorance. Recently I've heard some rumours that some custom cartridges for old consoles don't meet the voltage requirements (like some EverDrives), causing a faster ageing of the console components. The PSIO is kind of a cartridge, so I just wanted to know if this ki...
by zePeido
December 30th, 2017, 4:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Content / Off Topic
Topic: Saturn Satiator!
Replies: 6
Views: 19476

Re: Saturn Satiator!

I've also been following the Satiator development. I hope it gets done. I like it because it is plug and play, no modifications needed, and supports USB. The only down side is not having a Video Card connector (games that have the option to use the Video Card won't be able to use it), but this is a ...
by zePeido
December 19th, 2017, 2:23 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Official DCIO News and Development Thread
Replies: 133
Views: 80200

Re: Official DCIO News and Development Thread

Maybe this is a naive suggestion, but have you considered using a USB port? A USB port could be used to connect external hard drives (that usually come with external power supply, so it wouldn't stress the DC power supply) and it could also be used to connect other devices (USB flash drive, SD card ...