richie wrote:@Plasticlegs well there are a couple of cases that could explain what lead you to believe the 600mb thing.
Most Akai S series rack samplers are only cable format a bit over 500mb, regardless of the drive size. The 2000XL is limited to 1gb when running OS 1.2 as it uses FAT but 1.14 using a SCSI card reader can utilize the full 9gb. Maybe some of that information got cross mingled with the issue you're having?
The S-900/950 is easier for me to work with once I set up my keygroups. After that it was a matter of me sampling my stuff and truncating accordingly. I'm still a novice with doing more intensive functions.
On the MPC 2000, I don't chop on it at all. I work with my samplers by sampling pieces at a time I want to use and truncating, so I never got the hang of zone chopping, etc.
Have a look into this 600mb thing though, I know that it isn't happening to people with other samplers. You're sort of an anomaly as no one before you have really talked about successfully using the scsi2sd on the MPC 2000 at all man.
You are right. This MPC-2000 recognizes the whole drive amounts I designated. I see where I got confused too. When I click to Format the drive, it shows the size as 1073MB and shows the Partition is 536MB. That partition size is probably a user editable field. I must have looked at that and assumed that's all it recognized. I'll just reformat on the MPC and bump that to 1000MB per drive.
I made a Keygroup dummy disk for my S950 also. Makes it a little less tedious. I have more fun using EMAX so I sold my S950. There's software called AkaiSEX designed to up/down convert S950 through S3200 samples. Get your favorite S950 samples over to your MPC-2000XL. But it's for Atari ST. Not sure if there's a stable Atari emulator for newer computers.
Anyway, thanks for bringing me to speed on the size restrictions. I've got much more space than I thought I had! This is really cool!