SCSI2SD v6.0 Drives are compatible with most samplers. We particularly recommend this for samplers that computer-compliant file systems (e.g. Akai S5000, Emu E4 EOS 4.7, Ensoniq ASR-X, Yamaha Motif, Korg Triton) because you can hook the v6.0 up to a computer simultaneously and read and write each ID.
However, at this point they are not compatible with any Kurzweil samplers, or the Ensoniq EPS, 16-PLUS, or ASR-10. New firmware is being worked on at this moment.
As an alternative, we recommend the ZuluSCSI v1.1 Drive, although working with large image files can be a hassle, plus ZuluSCSI does not support USB connection to the computer. Or, consider at a lower price point the Chicken RaSCSI Drive, which is a little more complex to operate but certainly has advantages - plus it supports up to 7 ID's.
Since v6.0 is the "top-of-the-line" SCSI2SD board, here's the advantages of it:
- Can perform as a card reader to a computer
- Can contain a custom configuration on a per-card basis
- Better performance
Be aware that on certain samplers - mostly older ones - none of these are a real advantage. And performance advantages are meaningless on DAW's like the Akai DPS16.24 or Roland VS2448 etc. We recommend the v6.0 mostly for DAW's and newer samplers such as the Akai S5000/6000 and Emu E4 EOS 4.7 - actually, any sampler that uses a computer-compatible format.
Our quality SCSI2SD v6.0 External Drive works with EVERY SINGLE SAMPLER we know of (which is all of them). All Ensoniq, Akai, Akai MPC, Roland, Emu, Ensoniq, Kurzweil, Korg, Peavey, Synclavier, Fairlight, Waveframe samplers. We don't provide a list because we haven't found a sampler it DOESN'T work on.
Comes ready to plug-and play! Included:
- External Case with SCSI2SD v6.0 board inside with DB25 female SCSI port
- 32/16/8GB SD card, often (sampler-dependent) set up into 7 ID's, formatted for the sampler of your choice
- SCSI Cable specifically for your denoted sampler
- 4 rubber feet to optionally attach on bottom
- 1-year limited warranty
Please let us know which SCSI Cable you want, and how to format your SD card, in the section above when ordering.
If you have two samplers, you can share the SCSI2SD with them using our optional 2-way SCSI Switcher, which comes with two more SCSI cables along with the one that comes standard.
There are two other models of SCSI2SD, a comparison chart is below.
|Card Type||Max ID's||Power Connector||Form Factor||Other|
|v5.5||microSD||4||USB||Not meant to install in a bay||Normally not used with a cable
||USB or Molex
|v6.0||SD||7||USB or Molex||Standard||Can use as USB card reader|