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What replacement floppy drive for Akai S900? Drum Machines & Samplers
Old 14th January 2015
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Bought it a few weeks back and it arrived today. Just cabled it in - very easy to do! There's a gap in the space it occupies because the original drive was fatter than a standard floppy drive.

For those interested, I took an omniflop (*.IMG) disk image of the 4.0 operating system, which can be found online. The Hxc software can load this as a "raw" file, but first select s900 as the predefined disk layout, and then you re-save it as an HFE file onto the smart media card, naming it AUTOBOOT.HFE. Edit the config file to enable autoboot mode and save that also onto the card. Put the card in the reader, turn on the s900 and it automatically loads the OS, and it takes a couple of seconds. Couldn't be happier. New OLED display is looking good too, and without the inverter there's no high-pitched whine.
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Old 16th June 2017
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Anyone know anything about the Nalbantov USB Floppy Disk Drive Emulators?
Old 19th June 2017
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Old 19th June 2017
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