Okay. I know that this is slightly off-topic, but you guys might be able to help me out a bit :) I've got this Creative / Panasonic single-speed CDROM-drive laying around. It has been staring at me for the last two years, urging me to do something usefull with it. Anyway, I intend to use the darn thing in some projects of mine - including connecting it to a Commodore-8-bit system (Wahey, on-topic again!). The problem is that I can't find any information about the used protocol. I've (kindly) asked Creative about it, but they claim that they do not have said information anymore, and urge me to contact Panasonic about it. (it was their drive in the first place). Panasonic however claims that my drive was an OEM product, which they don't support. Guess what: They urge me to contact Creative. *sigh*. Both of them aren't really going to help me, I'm afraid. Now, there are some pages about this interface on the World Wide Web, but they mostly deal with the CR-56x drives (double-speed) . To make things worse: The pinout provided by those pages is the same (from the Hardware Cookbook), and it's supposedly wrong. Any hints? Martijn PS: So much for consumer support; I bought that darn drive way back in '92 for WAY to much money (Fl 1200,--, about $600), when all todays Quake-kiddos didn't know about the existance of CDROMs, nor computers.  These drives seem to be incompatible somehow. For instance, the FreeBSD driver for these drivers explicitly mentions that the 521 is NOT supported. Linux does, however.  But then again, it might be just perfectly valid for my 521.. -- SPAM - It's pink and it's oval | Martijn van Buul SPAM - I buy it at the mobil | Pino@dohd.cx SPAM - It's made in Chernobyl | http://www.stack.nl/~martijnb/ (From 'SPAM' by Save Ferris) | Visit OuterSpace: mud.stack.nl 3333 - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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