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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Homebrew HDD adapter for Gamecube

    emu_kidid via have posted a interesting articel about a HB HDD adapter for the GC:

    A fellow Gamecube enthusiast has created a DIY HDD (IDE only) adapter for the EXI bus on the Nintendo Gamecube!

    It's a simple device, but something the GC could definitely use .. I know I'd love to see some GC-Linux support for this thing

    Best part of all is that once he gets around to it, instructions on how everyone can build one from a few parts easily found (even certain old PS2 modchips can be modified to do the job - it's that easy) will be released.

    It's been tested so far with a unofficial modified SD-Boot 0.3, and the speed is quite good in games. I haven't built one nor know how to yet, but I'd say it probably reads at about 1mb/s from the HDD, which is not bad considering the code isn't very optimized. Regardless, I'll add in support for the adapter in the next version of SD-Boot (working title) which is coming up nicely.

    Note, the HDD adapter is not a DVD replacement, and as such, cannot be used to play backups. The author has simply modified an older version of SD-Boot to add in support, so the compatibility with backups would only be as good as the software (0.3 wasn't too great).

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    nice find, i may buy a gc just to try it out.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Yea i'm also thinking about to get the GC out of his grave or buy a new/old cheap one if the graved one don't want to work

    Just for fun to build this hdd adapter and test the whole thing.

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