The Ultimate SCSI2SD For Samplers Site - the Final Word

External Or Internal?

2019-07-15 (Last Update: Tue, 16 Jul 2019) Garth Hjelte 0 General


When given this question, it's mostly a matter of preference. External gives you flexibility to unhook your device and use it in other ways, and also allows you to put your storage drive in a more convenient area than the keyboard/rack itself. Internal saves space, and gives you the "set it, forget it" outlook. has External and Internal models of all versions of SCSI2SD, click here to access all the options.

Using SCSI2SD internally requires some work and definitely requires getting into your sampler and doing some unscrewing and screwing. Soldering is never required. Additionally, remember that most of the time the floppy drive is not required by your sampler. The exceptions we've found are the Ensoniq EPS/ASR-10 and the Roland S550. The EPS/ASR is really not an exception - you just can't format a SCSI device if you don't boot up with the floppy. The S550 really does need the floppy, though. And of course, remember that with most/all samplers, you need the floppy to update the firmware, but none of these SCSI samplers need firmware updates anymore. (Just make sure you do them before you go internal with SCSI2SD.)

's Internal SCSI models come with the cables necessary to install on your sampler. The cable necessary for the EPS/ASR is sold separately since it is more complicated in design and parts. The EPS/ASR model comes with instructions, the others do not (yet) but they are easy to figure out - just use the floppy power connector with the SCSI2SD board, and use the included cable to plug into the SCSI 50-pin output on the motherboard, which should be well marked. (Call or email if you have questions.)

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