The idea is that the two raws of pins or holes are inverted if I remember well. Most of the early CD-ROM drives were sold in so-called multimedia kits , to be added into existing systems that really had no way of interfacing them in a standard way. Find The PC Guide helpful? Proprietary interfaces are most commonly seen on 1X and 2X speed drives. A typical multimedia kit came with a sound card, a CD-ROM drive, and a pair of small stereo speakers. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

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We do not misrepresent the import value of items. Where’d you hear about that? Thanks for the help. Skip to main content. The whole situation became rather confusing and messy, which is part of why these proprietary interfaces were eventually done away with.

A Home Built (almost) Panasonic/MKE/CR56x CD-ROM Interface

Cdd someone else has leaked one of Creatives documents, since they seemed to champion the format back in the day. These are the main proprietary interfaces that were commonly found on older CD-ROM drives and sound cards: Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. There were several problems with these proprietary interfaces: The computer stops when it’s detecting the drives in the BIOS.


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There are 2 items available. In the early days there were only a few different types of CD-ROMs, mkepanasobic a sound card would typically be sold with the interface required for the specific drive it came with in a multimedia kit, or with multiple interfaces for two or three types of drives.

Panasonic CD interface

Subject to credit approval. These kits are still sold today, but they are much less popular since most new PCs now come pre-equipped with what these kits contain. If you have an older 2X drive and try to connect it to an ATAPI controller and it doesn’t work, it’s probably because it rmo requires a proprietary interface of one sort or another.

Remember, your Panasonic cdrom hooked up to your Soundblaster 16 card via the proprietary “Panasonic interface” called “MKE” via a cable that looks just like an IDE cable but it’s not?


This is probably sufficient for my needs, but I can imagine that some things would be easier with the context of a manual. Well, if any of you remember, I am in dire need of one of dom “MKE” cables.

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To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Make sure that you soundblaster has an IDE connection that has Panasonic written on the board.

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