USB-Drives and SCSI?

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USB-Drives and SCSI?

Post by sepiakeys » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:05 pm

Hello!

I got myself an E-MU E4XT Ultra and would like to load EOS-Banks I have converted out of my Emulator X3 into the sampler. I have an SCSI-CD-Rom, but it won't read CDRW's!

Ist there something like a USB to SCSI-adapter, so I can import my banks directly from a memorystick? Or would it make sense to get a SCSI-PCI-Card to transfer data from the PC to the E4XT?

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Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

Post by speak_onion » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:27 pm

You could get a USB zip drive and a SCSI zip drive and transfer back and forth between the 2.

You could get a SCSI CF card reader and a USB card reader and transfer back and forth between the 2 (this is what I am doing for my E4 Platinum I just got).

Look at scsiforsamplers.com

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Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

Post by b3groover » Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:00 pm

The USB protocol utilizes a computer's CPU, which means it needs drivers. Therefor, you cannot use USB with a piece of gear that's not designed for it unless you can modify the OS. In other words, you can't use a USB to SCSI adapter on a synth.

speak_onion's post contains your best options.

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Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:15 am

USB to SCSI adaptors like the old Castlewood unit ( and the castlewoods rebadged as Iomega) are reported to work for SMDI and file transfers for E4 samplers, but this is from a computer to the sampler. There's really no way to attach a usb device directly to the sampler.

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Re: USB-Drives and SCSI?

Post by speak_onion » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:56 pm

I installed my SCSIforsamplers CF card reader in my E4 last night and I was blasting samples back and forth in no time. Highly recommended.

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