CD Rom compatability with Soundblaster 16 card

I have a Mitsumi 2 speed CD Rom and want to know if it can be run off a Soundblaster 16 card (the Matsushita CD Rom that came with the soundcard isn't working)
djmsamAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

sandman97289Commented:
Well what I gather from your question is that you would like to play audio cds using your Mitsumi 2x CD Rom drive. Am I right, this is the only situation when your Sound card and CD Rom drive come into question. Well yes they should work together, 2x cd rom drives can play audio cds, it doesn't matter which sound card you have. It is quite possible that your cd is bad, have you tried playing other cds?
0
sandman97289Commented:
Well what I gather from your question is that you would like to play audio cds using your Mitsumi 2x CD Rom drive. Am I right, this is the only situation when your Sound card and CD Rom drive come into question. Well yes they should work together, 2x cd rom drives can play audio cds, it doesn't matter which sound card you have. It is quite possible that your cd is bad, have you tried playing other cds?
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
sandman97289Commented:
oops sorry for the mutiple posts
0
The Ultimate Tool Kit for Technolgy Solution Provi

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy for valuable how-to assets including sample agreements, checklists, flowcharts, and more!

djmsamAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your answer. What I want is to use the cd rom to install programs from cd rom's and play audio (I have just aquired it and it is not installed yet).
 I want to know if you find the drivers for the Mitsumi will they work with Soundblaster as it appears that the connectors are to connect to a sound card and not running off the hard drive?
I am not going to play games on it.

David
0
sandman97289Commented:
djmsam,
there are three connections to be made to you cdrom drive. 1) the power supply cable 2) the connection to your sound card (this is a thin cable with two four pin female connectors on both sides), this should be connected to the port on the sound card that says "cd in" 3) the IDE cable connection (this is the same cable that runs to your hard disk, this cable will have a open port which you plug into your cdrom drive. Make sure that these connections are made.

Yes the drivers for the CDrom drive will work with your soundcard, they are two totaly different things and will work together.
0
joedCommented:
Many of the older 2x cd rom drives were not IDE. They were I think MFM and the data cable had to be connected to the sound card. What is the model of the drive? Was it connect to a sound card in the previous system?
0
OttaCommented:
> I want to know if you find the drivers for the Mitsumi will they work with Soundblaster as it appears that the connectors are to connect to a sound card and not running off the hard drive?

Yes, 2X CD-ROM devices were designed to connect either to a proprietary add-in card plugged-in to your motherboard, or in your case, to the port labelled "Mitsumi" on the Soundblaster audio-card.

A similar setup worked fine for me, under Windows 3.1, OS/2 Warp, and Windows NT.
0
djmsamAuthor Commented:
joed,
It was connected to a sound card on another computer and I'm not sure of the model of the drive it was connected to.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Components

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.