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Akai MPC 2000XL ATAPI to CF Card Reader | Black Flash Drive Kit


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  • Users Guide Included
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  • Description

    Akai MPC 2000XL ATAPI / IDE to Compact Flash (CF) Card Reader | Black Flash Drive Kit

    Brand new Compact Flash card reader, upgrade to this CF Flash Drive Kit for the Akai MPC 2000XL today. Are you tired of that stack of slow floppy and zip disks? They will only last so long, eventually wearing out. You don’t want to lose all your valuable music. All media needs to be formatted to 1GB (1024MB) to work with the MPC 2000XL. Super easy to install, comes with MPC installation manual. All MG-2000XL units are brand new, no MPC mods required. Data cable, power cable and mounting screws included. This unit includes the bottom mounting holes needed for MPC 2000XL installation. These units are NOT hot swap compatible, media can NOT be inserted and removed with the MPC powered on. This kit works with the Akai MPC 2000XL Drum Machine. The kit includes a Free copy of the drum sample kit “Tactical Drums” v.01-04 Military Drum Arsenal by Big Noise. Drum Sample kit valued at $30.

    The CF-2000XL CF Card Reader allows you to move sounds from PC to MPC and back. Memory card access time is much faster then floppy and zip disk drives. Why keep your 3.5 floppy or zip drive when you can upgrade! Replace your old floppy or zip drive with this card reader kit. That’s about 725 floppy disks on one fast access removable CF card. Archive and save up to 1024MB of all of your favorite drums, samples, sequences and songs on one CF media card! Older 1GB compact flash card reader work best. 2GB, 4GB and 8GB SD cards can be used. Media larger then 1GB will need to be partitioned and formatted. See partition instructions below.

    Card Reader Build Quality: The new CF-2000XL card reader chassis is manufactured from 20 gauge steel, the face-plate is power coated for durability. Mechanically, this is one of the best builds I’ve seen on a CF Card Reader. The MCD is fabricated to a high quality, resulting in one of the best CF Card Readers on the market. Akai MPC Load, Save & Format commands are fully supported.

    PLEASE NOTE: You must install Akai MPC 2000XL OS version 1.20 before installing the drive. Do this using the provided MPC OS on floppy disk. Using OS version 1.20 will allow you to move files between your computer and your MPC (using MAC or Windows platforms), however this Akai OS version will only recognize 1GB (1024MB) of memory on your CF media card. These new card readers no longer support MPC 2000XL OS 1.14 due to internal firmware changes. Some CF cards will not work with this card reader. Legacy media cards that operate at 15MB/S transfer speeds usually work best. You may have to experiment to find cards that work.

    How To Partition and Format Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) Cards to 1GB: Reducing the partition size of a Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Data (SD) card, making it compatible for use with the Akai MPC 2000XL Workstation:

    01. Open a command Window (Windows-> Start -> cmd). 02. Type “diskpart” A new window will open up with a “diskpart>” prompt. 03. Type “list disk”. 04. Select disk n (where n is the number of your CF card). 05. Type “list volume”. 06. Select volume n (where n is the number of CF card volume). 07. Type “clean all” (this completely re-formats the disk – it will take a while and appear to hang but be patient). 08. Type “create partition primary” (this gives the newly formatted CF card a partition so it can be resized). 09. Type “shrink querymax” This will tell you how much space is currently on available on your CF card. Subtract this from the file-size in MB you want for the final disk than add 1. For a 2GB disk, shrink querymax returns: “The maximum number of reclaimable bytes is: 1954MB” We want a final disk size of 1GB (1024MB) so 1954 – 931 + 1= 932. 10. Type “shrink desired” = 932 (This tells diskpart to try and shrink the disk by 932 MB). 11. Now that the disk is the right size, you can format the partition… Type “format fs=fat label=volumelabel” (“volumlabel” can be any name you want i.e. “mpcdisk”). 12. The media is now 1GB (1024MB) and ready to use in the Akai MPC 2000XL Workstation. Type “exit” to leave the command window.

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    • CF-2000XL CF Card Reader Flash Drive Kit | Black Powder Coat
    • Compatible with Akai MPC 2000XL Workstation / Drum Machine
    • Includes: MCD Data Cable, Power Cable & Mounting Screws
    • Includes: Formatted CF Card | 1GB MPC 2000XL Compatible
    • Includes: Akai MPC 2000XL OS on Floppy Disk | Version 1.20
    • Includes: Drum Sample Kit “Tactical Drums” v.01-04 Military Drum Arsenal
    • Unit Features Bottom Mounting Holes (standard floppy drive spacing)
    • Standard Hot Swap IDE / ATAPI | Akai MPC 2000XL MCD Interface
    • Compatibility: Akai MPC 2000XL | Windows PC | Macintosh PC
    • Data Transfer Rate: 43096 KB/S | Best Media Data Rate: 15 MB/S
    • CF Storage Capacity: 1GB (1024MB) via Akai MPC 2000XL OS 1.20
    • Media Type: Removable CF I/II (Compact Flash) for MCD
    • Product Dimensions: W 102.0mm | D 110.0mm | H 25.4mm
    • Product Weight: MCD Unit 6.90 oz | MCD Kit 12.60 oz

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    Handling: 7 to 10 Business Days | Cost covers shipping and signature confirmation.
    Shipping: This product is shipped USPS Priority Mail. Other shipping options available upon request.


  • Shipping Info

    Weight .80 lbs
    Dimensions 9 × 7 × 3 in
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