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Hardware Hack: Sega Dreamcast Gets USB Mass Storage Option

Sega Dreamcast hardware hack USB-GDROM

We recently covered the Sega Dreamcast hard drive modification (here) but today, we are reporting on a new mass storage option. The Sega Dreamcast is getting a USB mass storage option that replaces the GD-ROM drive altogether. Since this is an USB option you are not limited to the size of SD cards (about 128 gigs is the biggest right now). Instead, the USB-GDROM Controller will allow you to plug in up to a 2 terabyte hard drive (that will hold a lot of homebrew).

The Sega Dreamcast has received updates that have allowed a couple of add-on storage options in the past but this one is the most interesting. The USB-GDROM Controller also comes with updated software and USB 2.0 speeds (no USB 3.0, yet).

Right now, the availability of these add-on boards is quite limited, more so than Atlantean is. More are expected to be available in the future.

Prices available on the USB-GDROM website.

Source: Retro Collect via Retro Game Network

Carl Williams

Carl has been gaming since he was five years old with the Atari 2600 on up to the Super Nintendo and Playstation Portable and Android. Being involved in gaming media for over five years has only sharpened his skills with new challenges in gaming and how to best relay it to others.

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