I've been lurking on here for a while and thought I'd finally post since I found something that might be of interest to you all.
it would seem as if someone has figured out how to hook up or modify a (from the looks of it) laptop or maybe just a regular CD-ROM drive to a Dreamcast and has it reading reliably.
Not sure how exactly this was performed as the uploader seems to only speak Spanish. I sent him a message about it so I'll post when I get some more information back from him.
It might just be the innards of a GDROM mounted in a different enclosure, but none the less, inspiring since the almost 12 year old GD-ROM drives certainly have wear on them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yruN_oTKSH0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egv_LBMp ... re=related
This is exciting since I may have a laptop type Dreamcast portable in the works soon.
EDIT: Even more interesting news. Apparently the Dreamcast actually has an IDE controller onboard!http://jonr.neovanglist.net/?p=20
-Thanks for reading,