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:
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sandman97289Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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?
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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?
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sandman97289Commented:
oops sorry for the mutiple posts
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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
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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