Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

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Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

Postby Chewable » May 2nd, 2017, 12:26 am

It would be cool to use this to be able to use standard Dimm boards and not just Net-Dimm boards:
http://hackaday.com/2017/05/01/the-rasp ... si-device/
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Re: Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

Postby nem » May 2nd, 2017, 4:49 pm

Even though the DIMM board uses a SCSI connector it's not actually a SCSI interface.

You know you can use a compact flash card adapter instead of a GD drive if you update the firmware? (admittedly a pretty convoluted process on a regular DIMM)
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Re: Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

Postby GeekMan1222 » May 15th, 2017, 11:06 pm

Slightly off topic here but for the sake of curriosity which is more cost effective running a CF card through a standard updated Dimm board or just buying the Net Dimm. :awe:
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Re: Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

Postby nem » May 16th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Just buying a Net Dimm.

To CF upgrade a regular DIMM board you to have remove a surface mounted chip, flash a new firmware on it, and then solder it back. Then you have to take the bottom board, swap in it to a Net Dimm, and netboot two more firmware upgrades. Final step is putting the bottom board back in the regular DIMM. Like I said, a convoluted process :)
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Re: Raspberry Pi as SCSI interface for GD-Rom

Postby GeekMan1222 » May 16th, 2017, 9:23 pm

omg thats alot more steps than i thought.

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