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Hardware Hack: Working Dreamcast Hard Drive

The Sega Dreamcast is a console that probably has had the most new games, new hardware interfaces, hacks, etc released for it after it was commercially dead. Take this new hack for instance, a hard drive interface. One that really works. Read on for more information.

The hacking is deep and requires extensive soldering and wiring to the Sega Dreamcast motherboard. This is definitely not for the feint of heart. It is also slightly ugly, someone should create a case for the hard drive that fits the style of the Sega Dreamcast.

dreamcast hard drive screen

Some games won’t work such as Crazy Taxi and Soul Calibur while others have problems that could be detrimental to enjoying them. Games are booted from the ISO on the hard drive using DreamShell.

Source: and and Dreamcast News

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4 Responses to “Hardware Hack: Working Dreamcast Hard Drive”

  1. YOUDIEMOFO says:

    Oh my goodness……….. And to think that I just gave away all of my systems to include my Dreamcast and 3DO to mention just a few….

    This is pretty cool stuff. Love to see people taking time to find out more ways to make things relevant once again.

    • Yeah, this is pretty cool. It has been rumored for years that it was possible to hook a hard drive up to the Dreamcast but no one knew how. Now we have a good idea of how to do it, if you have the soldering skills to do so.

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