Interceptor Mega Disk
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|Fast facts on the Interceptor Mega Disk|
|Manufacturer: Sane Ting|
|Made for: Sega Mega Drive|
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The Interceptor Mega Disk is a third-party peripheral for the Sega Mega Drive, manufactured without a license by Sane Ting. Its exact origins are still unknown but it assumed to be a Taiwanese creation. It was released in Italy under the name Mega Beck Up.
It acts as a method of dumping the ROMs from Mega Drive cartridges to 3½-inch floppy disks - similar to other devices such as the Super Magic Drive. The Mega Disk, however, is all contained in one unit, and like the Power Base Converter, is only compatible with the original model of the Mega Drive due to its shape. The Mega Disk is housed in the Mega Drive's cartridge slot, dwarfing the console and uses an "Interceptor Specify Card" to "save data" - presumably this is a flash cartridge of some description.
The Mega Disk can handle the dumping of games as well as the transfer of data between disks. Curiously there was an extra adapter released which allows the device to become a "Super Disk", with the ability to dump Super Nintendo games.
|Sega Mega Drive software backup devices|
|Double Pro Fighter | Interceptor Mega Disk | Multi Game Hunter | Super Magic Drive | Tototek MD-Pro|