By th@ n!?htcrawler Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:48 pm
Has anyone successfully installed a SATA HDD in the hard drive slot of their 1000 or 2500? I know the slot is an IDE and have read of someone putting a SATA SSD in the CD bay but I"d like to install a new SATA HDD in the HD slot (fan) as I've read they're better for long-term storage than flash media. From what I've read HDDS are good for at least 3-5 years of continous use, while data stored on SSDs must be re-written or replaced after less than 3 years. I'm in the proccess of a storage update for my 2500. Had a HDD crash and burn in my PC recently, lost a few DAW multi-track sessions but, it could've been worse. I decided it was time for new budget build PC ,did some research on HDDs and realized its a miracle my MPC HDD is still running. Which is a scary thought, considering it was the only location of all MPC files, some dating back to the 2000xl I started on, sample libraries, songs for mix CDs, etc. So yeah, if you have an old HDD, make back-ups, USB 1.0 is slow but, it works. My idea is to install 128gb in the flash drive and 128gb in the HDD slot, with identical contents, creating an up to date back-up simply by saving to each drive. I've already installed a 128gb microSD in the CF slot and it seems to be working well, so far. For anyone interested in the upgrade, I used an Extreme CF Adapter Type I and a Samsung micro SDXC UHS-I Card EVO Plus 128 gb, with included SD adapter. Format in the MPC, insert card in PC, drag and drop your files, faster than USB 1.0 Videos on JJOS youtube channel. I've got a 128gb CF card I'm going to try in the HD slot (waiting for adapter). Unless I hear of someone using a SATA HDD?