Neo Geo CD Speed up?

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Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 13th, 2020, 6:10 pm

I love my Neo Geo collection but my Neo Geo CD system is so slow when it comes to loading. A friend mentioned you could get a speedier version if you import it or something? Anybody know about that?

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby Shapur » February 13th, 2020, 11:19 pm

Oh yes. The New Geo CDZ. It is indeed supposed to load faster. Rumor was it was a 2x drive instead of a 1x but if memory serves it actually had additional cache to increase the transfer rate.

Seems to run over 250 on eBay and I don’t think the loading times will be DRAMATICALLY better.

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 15th, 2020, 8:49 am

Thank you for shedding some light on this Shapur! I was not aware of this, but now I'm actually moderately interested.

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 15th, 2020, 8:59 am

So I was looking at the ebay listings and the cheaper ones do not come with a power adapter, and one listing says they are hard to find. However, I see several cheap ($20) power adapters for the CDZ listed from Hong Kong. Is that legit?

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby goldenband » February 15th, 2020, 12:30 pm

Another alternative is an SD loader:

http://furrtek.free.fr/sdloader/

I wouldn't do this to a working Neo Geo CD, but if I had one with a dying laser assembly, I wouldn't hesitate. Takes some soldering, though.

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby Shapur » February 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm

If you go the SD route, I would think a flash cart for the AES Neo Geo would be the way to go.

Unfortunately I don’t really know much about the power adapters but as long as it’s delivering the proper voltage/amperage how wrong could it go?

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Re: Neo Geo CD Speed up?

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 16th, 2020, 6:07 pm

The SD loader sounds like a good option if it was available. Sounds like it's still a ways off though.


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