detter wrote:ok... i'm seriously looking at this - i want hot-swappable , and i do not want to be **** about trying to make brackets/drill holes etc (DIY is not my strong point!)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0732787620
even with shipping to the UK where i live this seems like a great deal - works out around 80 GBP
any advice before i just go ahead and hit 'buy it now'? i mean, these sound like the ****, does anyone know otherwise?
ok - i have just installed the above drive. i checked all over the drive itself but could not find a make or model #, sorry.
so, the installation went ok, though the instructions were not particularly clear - one sheet of A4 with no diagrams and no guidelines on certain things - i muddled through with the help of the mpcstuff youtube tutorial.
it shipped with a Kingston Technology 2GB SD card - loaded with sounds/samples/programs etc. this seems to work fine, and the hot-swapping is working - i can take the card out, re-insert it, and then load sounds ok. it also works ok when no card is inserted when the unit is switched on - again i just pop the card in and can access the sounds fine.
so initial reports are good - i need to get some sandisk 1GB cards in a hurry! then start transferring samples from my PC.
can anyone recommend the best place in the UK to get the 1GB cards from? i saw a few reports that there were fakes doing the rounds online - any reputable sellers you guys can recommend. gonna have a hunt around online now but any tips appreciated.
also, with the CF cards, there seem to be different types - ie sandisk 'extreme' , sandisk 'ultra II' etc - what's the story? any that are known to work best?
so, i will try and update when i get some CF cards and see how the hot-swapping works with multiple cards. in the meantime, if anyone has any Q's about this drive then i will try and answer as best i can.
EDIT: BAD NEWS - i was just messing around with a chord sample i just took from vinyl, with 16 levels on just beating out some hits, not even recording, and the MPC has crashed.
message up on screen "error at 35B0: 00F2"
never had anything like this happen previously in about 7 months of using the floppy drive.... aaaaarrrgh
MPC is locked up, can't do anything but turn it off... goddam it