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Wanted for exchange or to buy, early Panasonic and/or Sony interface CD-ROM drive(s)


Veteran Member
Feb 11, 2017
Guildford, U.K.
I'd like to experiment with and research the details of the early Panasonic 40-pin (not ATAPI/IDE standard) and/or Sony "New Bus" 34-pin interface drives. These were supported by some Creative Sound Blaster cards and a number of others and the titles/identifications were very varied.

Panasonic/Matsushita/MKE CR-563/562 was also marketed or sold as an OEM drive by Creative, IBM and many others.
Sony CDU-33A/31A. I know much less about about the historical distribution of these or OEM designations.

I can offer Toshiba SCSI CD-ROM drives in exchange (XM-3301B and later). For preference between UK and EEA countries, to keep S&H costs within reason.