Yes but that's doing it the easy and sensible way.
You're not a true FZ-1 collector if you don't go to all the trouble of trying to find an old 486 DOS PC and make up an
antiquated modified parallel port cable to transfer samples to an ancient machine that can only hold 2MB of samples (when memory expanded).
Of course, FROM the FZ. And you certainly need one because you've got only 1 FZ1.
But Alan, aka Ahaigh01, who I was referring to has a FZ1 and a FZ20m;
Juno60, JX8P, Emulator II, FZ-1 FZ-20m, TX81Z, 01W, K2000, SY77, RX11, DR110, R8M, D4, MIDIBASS, Akai CD3000, CZ1000, Atari MegaST2, Mac Classic, PC
and I hope that at least one of his FZ samplers still has a working floppydrive.
And now we're getting into a very peculiar subject. After reading your reply at first I thought "hm, a bit hasty to come with my suggestion, of course you need Jeff's cable to avoid the slow midi transmission, especialy when you have a lot of samples to save.
(it's his, isn't it? That Notelt site with that picture of Jeff McClintock's cable has gone long time ago).
But I remembered that gearlist, saved my a*s
Anyway, I'm pretty sure Alan didn't try to transfer his sample collection from one FZ with a working floppy drive to the other, with the HxC Floppy Emulator through the serial port, otherwise he wouldn't feel the need for McClintock's cable.
In the FZ manual it says:
Please note that the 25-pin Port is not a normal RS-232C terminal, and therefore cannot be used with a conventional RS-232C cable.
But which cable you should use, it doesn't say!
I've got a FZ1 for many years now and because it had no working floppydrive anymore, no display and the tabs hardly made any contact I just used it as a masterkeyboard.
About a year ago I bought a second hand FZ10m with a working floppydrive, display and tabs just to be able to play the old stuff again.
Then I found spare parts I needed for the FZ1 on eBay and with the HxC Floppy Emulator the old FZ1 was in mint condition again, even better.
So the first thing I did was trying to transfer data between the FZ's through the serial port. I used a parallel cable
but that didn't work as expected.
Wrong cable of course. So I started looking for the right one. The manual? Nada. Joe
Scacciaferro and Steve DeFuria's big CASIO FZ book? Nothing. On the internet? Absolutely zilch.
So, who is going to tell me what to use. Is it going to be a null modem cable?
Sometimes I think that nobody else has ever tried to make a
connection between two FZ samplers through the serial port.