hok-2 wrote:I have a M.O drive and before that I had a Hard drive and niether of them have ever been reliable.
Could be a fualt with my Mpc 2000, so I think its a bit of trial and error with this stuff...might work...might not
So thats somthing to factor into the equation, i.e can you sell it on without making a loss.
M.o drives work perfectly in my Akai S3000 and I've never had any problems with them on that.
But I've never had any sci drive that doesnt crash regularly.
Its a shame, but the price of getting it looked at is probly the same as buying a new Mpc2000.
So I just save everything regulary and turn it offf and back on again when it inevitably crashes.
Don't get me wrong I think Mpc2000's are one of the best drum machines ever made and they sound infinately better than any vst . You just have to put a lot of work into maintaining them and it can be such a drain on creative energy when you just want to make a beat.
Having said that, I still make most my beats on it : )
Do you have the 5 1/4" Sony MO drive or was that someone else?
By crashing, what exactly is happening? Are you getting a SCSI error message on your MPC?
I've had occasional SCSI errors on every SCSI device I've ever used between Zip and MO drives. But the cause for those errors was due to using cheap MO disks. Lesser known brands like Teijin have all given errors. Maxell, Sony, and more popular brands have been very reliable.