Note: Currently this item is out of stock, but we are getting a trickle in on a weekly basis from other sources. Feel free to pre-order, stock is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
If you are using a proprietary-format sampler like Akai, Ensoniq, Roland, Emu, MPC, or other, you may want to consider the more current and available ZuluSCSI, which can do everything the SCSI2SD v6.0 can do and more.
SCSI2SD v6.0 Drives are compatible with almost all 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.
As an alternative, we recommend ZuluSCSI; though working with large image files can be a hassle, plus ZuluSCSI does not support USB connection to the computer. Another option is the Chicken RaSCSI Drive, which is a little more complex to operate but certainly has advantages - plus it supports maximum 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.
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.