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MPC 3000 card reader
Old 5th October 2012
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second that.

3.5os + CF drive def make the 3000 feel less oldschool and make it much more functional.

Only thing that is still annoying is the lack of WAV/AIFF support - but oh well... might get a cheap Emu Ultra to do that job at some point.
Old 5th October 2012
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So what is the advantage of these card readers? To me it's only that they are more reliable than zips and only this! in every other way it seems that any mpc 3000 user would be worse off than with zips?

Yeah now CF cards are getting super hard to find,and finding a card for under $40 forget about it unless you order online.

What's would be cool is a SD card reader writer for the MPC3000
Old 5th October 2012
  #33
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Thanks for the replies, very helpful ! I'm gonna get in touch with the seller on ebay (who is linked somewhere above) to see if I can get hold of an internal one. Would you say that the hot swap would be my best bet if I could get hold of one? Thanks.
Old 5th October 2012
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Yes. As a fellow 3000 owner, I can tell you that it is BEYOND worth it, simply for the reason of putting your mind at ease. You will never have to worry about zip disks failing ever again.

Here's what I do: I sample/make my beat like normal on the 3000. Then, after I'm done and it's all tracked out, I drop my card into my usb connector on my macbook, backup the beat into my beat folder, and then I'm done.

Think of it this way, you will never have to worry about losing files, and everything will be backed up onto your computer. Also, you can keep the exact same work flow that you have now, it just makes it easier and brings your MPC into the 21st century.
i would love to use Compact Flash Cards internally on MPC3000 ( i use ZIP now) , anyone knows of any shops or maybe eBay sellers that still sells a complete internal Compact Card reader upgrade for MPC3000 ?
Old 14th October 2012
  #35
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Yeah now CF cards are getting super hard to find,and finding a card for under $40 forget about it unless you order online.

What's would be cool is a SD card reader writer for the MPC3000
there are floppy emulators out there using SD's that work with the MPC3000 - thing is though you only have blocks of storage space that are floppy sized , which kind of makes it pointless to max your 3000 out with 32MB RAM as you'll never people be able to save a larger sample to a floppy emulator.

with floppy emulator thats less than what you can even save on a ZIP disk so it doesn't really feel like progress even if its cheaper and more reliable.

you can save in 30meg blocks on a CF card.

the cards I know work with my drive, I've managed to get mine for £10 or less.
Old 9th August 2014
  #36
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Yes. As a fellow 3000 owner, I can tell you that it is BEYOND worth it, simply for the reason of putting your mind at ease. You will never have to worry about zip disks failing ever again.

Here's what I do: I sample/make my beat like normal on the 3000. Then, after I'm done and it's all tracked out, I drop my card into my usb connector on my macbook, backup the beat into my beat folder, and then I'm done.

Think of it this way, you will never have to worry about losing files, and everything will be backed up onto your computer. Also, you can keep the exact same work flow that you have now, it just makes it easier and brings your MPC into the 21st century.
Do you turn off you MPC before taking out the Card! I just got the Monster Extenal CF reader and I cannot get it to work with any CF Cards. I tried a 128mb and a 1 gig. The MPC recognized both cards, partitioned both cards into 30 Mb but failed to format them. Any suggestions?
Old 14th August 2014
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Do you turn off you MPC before taking out the Card! I just got the Monster Extenal CF reader and I cannot get it to work with any CF Cards. I tried a 128mb and a 1 gig. The MPC recognized both cards, partitioned both cards into 30 Mb but failed to format them. Any suggestions?
So got it working now. i got a different card and it works
Old 2nd March 2019
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Hi, which cf reader would you recommend these days for a 3000-os 3.5? thank you!
Old 4th March 2019
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Hi, which cf reader would you recommend these days for a 3000-os 3.5? thank you!
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Old 22nd May 2019
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I just installed scsi2sd from amiga and ordered adaptater scsi kit in Japan
Works fine!
Just noisy headphones now but it can be sorted out quite easily

Last edited by KIDBILL; 26th May 2019 at 07:02 PM..
Old 23rd May 2019
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Definitely SCSI2SD. You can buy them bare-bones online and install it yourself in place of the Floppy drive (you also need a 3d printed chassis to hold the board and have it mounted into the floppy port). Alternatively, ChickenSys sells prefabricated external drives and everything you need to essentially plug and play, though they're expensive.

I have two SCSI2SD boards installed in my S1000 and S6000 and they both are flawless. I've never been able to get one to work in my E-MU 6400, though.
Old 30th May 2019
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FWIW, I use a Gotek USB drive in my MPC60 II and it works real well...it took no setting up or anything…worked from the get-go.
and it's cheap, too.
Old 4 weeks ago
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damn you all old school. here ill put u on..

https://www.floppyemulator.com

Old 4 weeks ago
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damn you all old school. here ill put u on..

https://www.floppyemulator.com

dude, seriously? 385$ !? that's INSANE.

you can buy a v.5 scsi2sd board for like 60 something bucks, plus maybe 10-15$ for a 3D printed floppy enclose to mount it.
Old 4 weeks ago
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dude, seriously? 385$ !? that's INSANE.

you can buy a v.5 scsi2sd board for like 60 something bucks, plus maybe 10-15$ for a 3D printed floppy enclose to mount it.
sorry forgot you all cheap. that's dope though.
Old 4 weeks ago
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yes, we all cheap on GS...
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