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Old 23 April 2019, 19:44   #21
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Apart from doing such device just for fun i can't see any good use nowadays for only a CD-Drive.
I removed the CD drive from my A4000. There is so little space and with an ethernet card it's kind of redundant.
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Old 25 April 2019, 13:03   #22
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A standard laptop drive can still do CDDA? I have the impression that it typically is done in software with modern laptops.
It's usually possible with PATA drives. SATA will be digital only.
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Old 25 April 2019, 13:04   #23
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You're probably right. I should throw all my Amiga CDs in the trash then, since I don't have a CD drive that I can connect to my A1200.
Mine are all ISO mounted with diskimage.device over smbfs. Faster to use (instant random access) and more convenient than digging through a big pile of CDs.
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Old 25 April 2019, 20:32   #24
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My suggestion would be to integrate a 2.5"/3.5" hard drive caddy into it.
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Old 25 April 2019, 21:27   #25
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Mine are all ISO mounted with diskimage.device over smbfs. Faster to use (instant random access) and more convenient than digging through a big pile of CDs.
For me it's not so convenient. I have to go into the workshop, turn on the PC and wait 2 minutes for it to boot up and connect to the network. Then there's the time spent copying all those CDs, more precious space used up on the PC's hard drive, and finally I would miss out on the 'retro' experience of working with physical CDs (the most important part!).

I also have doubts as to how well this would work with bootable CDs, and it obviously won't work with audio CDs. Not the ideal solution for those of us who want to do all the things we used to do when we had a CDROM drive on our Amiga.
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Old 25 April 2019, 23:30   #26
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I also have doubts as to how well this would work with bootable CDs,

Bootable CDs? I'm pretty sure there's no such magic in classic Amigas... right?
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Old 26 April 2019, 02:49   #27
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Bootable CDs? I'm pretty sure there's no such magic in classic Amigas... right?
Of course there is, they just like any other disks with a startup sequence so long as your roms have drivers for the cd drive and know how to boot from it (CDTV, A570 on A500, CD32 etc). I'm sure with the right tweaks to a custom rom any Amiga would be capable of it.
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Old 26 April 2019, 15:24   #28
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Playing CD32 games on the 1200 with CD audio would be cool.
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Old 26 April 2019, 23:07   #29
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Playing CD32 games on the 1200 with CD audio would be cool.
The main issue will be mixing the audio, as this will have to be done externally.

Only reason I've opted for a 5.25" drive with a headphone jack.
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Old 27 April 2019, 10:21   #30
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The problem of mixing audio could be solved with something like this, which fits perfectly in the box.

https://www.bigbookofamigahardware.c...t.aspx?id=1968
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Old 29 April 2019, 06:02   #31
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The main issue will be mixing the audio, as this will have to be done externally.

How does the CD32 do it?

I assume this was (yet) another function of the Akiko chip? (which I would think should be included in any 1200 CD drive if you want CD32 compatability)
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Old 01 May 2019, 08:42   #32
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The CD32 uses a separate DAC to decode CD audio, LC78835M (U31). And by using two op-amps (one for each channel) to mix it with the other audio from the Paula chip.
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