Classic-to-USB interface

Eric J Korpela korpela at ssl.berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 26 15:22:10 CDT 2007


On 7/25/07, Michael Lee <mikelee at tdh.com> wrote:
> The CD-ROM connector on sound cards etc you speak about was for
> particular CD-ROMs only.  It was not IDE.

That, of course, depends upon the sound card.  Many ISA sound cards
included places to solder in 4 connectors, although usually only one
was populated.  I have an Ensoniq card that has the IDE connector
soldered in, and the Mitsumi, Sony, and Panasonic connectors missing.
I've also got a sound card with built in SCSI.  Later sound cards
often dropped everything but IDE.

I've still got my single speed Mitsumi drive with its stand alone
controller installed in a 386 machine.

Eric



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