kraftywerk wrote:I don't want to jack the thread so feel free to PM if so inclined, but how's the RaizinMonster work? Can it do all that the SCSI2SD can, including hybrid partition you can then chuck into a Mac?
My bad... I meant to reply back to you about the RaizinMonster (RM)...RM Pros:
- It's hot swappable so you can keep reinserting a CF card from a computer and sampler and it will always be recognised.
- It's hella cheaper than trying to buy and find the rare Microtech SCSI card readers.
- It can take either 5VDC or 12VDC power (unlike the SCSI2SD that ONLY takes 5VDC power)
- It can be mounted in the same spot as a floppy drive with out buying an additional mount bracket.
- Cosmetically it has a cool black cover on the front of it with LED's.
- I've used it in a MPC2000XL (OS 1.14c with a 8GB CF card) and MPC3000LE (Vailixi OS 3.5 and hybrid partitions on a 2GB CF card) and the CF card worked on a Mac and PC.RM Cons:
- It's double the price of a SCSI2SD.
- You can't flash firmware updates like the SCSI2SD.
- It's double to triple size lengthwise of the SCSI2SD depending which SCSI2SD version you buy.
- No partition management programs/apps for the CF cards like the SCSI2SD util program.
- There is a buzzing noise from the outputs so you have to solder in a ground wire onto the circuit board. (you can see the blue wire I soldered in the above pictures)
- It can't be buss powered by the 50-pin SCSI cable like the SCSI2SD.
- I've read on other forums that it's picky on which CF cards will work in it. I only use name brand cards (Kingston & SanDisk) so I never had a problem.
Hope this helps.
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