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  1. I ended up going with a Nakamichi 5-Disc CD Jukebox in the top slot, and a Pioneer DVD-305S in the lower slot, both SCSI (I had to get a 3-terminal internal scsi ribbon cable and an analog Y splitter cable to get them both fully working). They're both working great now after borrowing the apple co-branded optical drive out of a beige g3 mini tower I have to get CD-ROM Toolkit set up initially, so the Nakamichi drive would boot. DVD drive is fast as shit for reading CD-ROMs, 40x making installs very quick and painless. Picked up both drives brand new old stock from a nearby (orange
  2. Yeah, Radeon is PCI. Thanks for the info, should prove very helpful.
  3. Thanks for the info! I do own an ATI Radeon 7000 Mac Edition, which I believe does support DVD playback natively on the card (at least the back of the box mentions it). Would that work? Meanwhile, I grabbed this $30 40x NEC CD drive that was up on eBay just to use as a "safe" backup option. With that out of the way I'm gonna do some research on DVD drive options for future upgrades for this box...
  4. Looking for recommendations on a white internal 5.25" optical drive to replace the stock ODD on my 3000/200DT, which is not functioning. Prefer tray load but slot in could work too. Would be nice to have extra features like DVD or Burning capability, but not required. Thanks!
  5. I just picked up something similar for DAV cable testing purposes, have yet to ID the attached PDS card. Anyone know what the card might be? https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/x763416017?lang=ja
  6. Thanks, I will definitely report back with results. The Avid Magma is currently undergoing a total overhaul to reduce noise, so I'm changing the PSU out, swapping cooling fans to Arctic F8's, and adding sound dampening material to the exposed metal all around the inside of the chassis while waiting for a K6-III-400 super socket 7 upgrade to arrive from Japan for the OrangePC 550. Powering the Magma on for the first time it sounded like a jet engine. Very relieved to see that you can swap in a modern / quiet ATX power supply and now it's nearly silent.
  7. Thanks for the information. I bought a cocktail of upgrades based on some recent research into what would be possible on my single PCI slot 5500/275 to see how much I can max it out as an all in one PC / Mac / Console (S-Video input) battlestation. I've decided to bypass the 7" PCI card size and single PCI slot limitation by adding an AVID Magma 7-slot PCI expander for pro video / audio use. This adds 7 more PCI slots in a rack mountable box which I can put in the audio rack under my desk while the 5500 all in one is up top. Hopefully the PCI cable is long enough to reach the top 4
  8. Great post. I'm thinking about putting an OrangePC 530 into the PCI slot on my 5500/275 so I can play some Win95/98 Ys imports I have from Japan. What kind of gaming performance could I expect out of this setup? Is Win98 possible? I'm guessing GPU acceleration is out of the question until you get into the 12" x86 cards like the OrangePC 550...
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