Brand new media card solution, upgrade to this SD 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 loose all your valuable music. These units are Hot Swappable, media can be inserted and removed with the MPC powered on. All media needs to be formatted to 1GB (977MB) 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 has the bottom mounting holes needed for MPC installation. This kit works with the Akai MPC 2000XL, Roland VP 9000 and Roland VS-840 (hot swap not supported for VS-840).
The MG-2000XL SD 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 715 floppy disks on one fast access removable SD card. Archive and save up to 997MB of all of your favorite drums, samples, sequences and songs on one media card! Older 1GB flash cards 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. Includes drum sample kit “Tactical Drums” v.01 Military Drum Arsenal by Big Noise.
Custom Big Noise Upgrades: The new Black MG-2000XL has a smooth composite fiber face-plate, adorned with stainless steel socket head blots and stainless steel washers, for a refined subdued look. The branded RF shield plate was added to reduce radio frequency interference, enhance digital ground plane performance and provide structural integrity. Bypass capacitor C2 has been installed to enhance power plane performance.
PLEASE NOTE: You must install Akai MPC 2000XL OS version 1.20 before installing the drive. You can purchase the 1.20 OS Upgrade on floppy disk, or Download for FREE from our online store. 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 (997MB) of memory on your media card. These new card readers no longer support MPC 2000XL OS 1.14 due to internal firmware changes. Some SD 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 with your unit. (Akai MPC 2000XL Hot Swap ATAPI / IDE to SD Card Reader Kit)