Yamaha A4000 Card Reader?

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Yamaha A4000 Card Reader?

Postby Silverfish » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:49 am

Hey everyone-

I recently picked up a Yamaha A4000 sampler. It has a zip disk drive installed, and I'm really not a fan of zip disks. Can the A4000 use a standard IDE card reader, or does it have to be SCSI?

thanks for your help!
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Re: Yamaha A4000 Card Reader?

Postby Stafftunes » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:54 pm

I'm not 100% sure to be honest. There was some mention on the old A4000/5000 yahoo group about it, I think you needed an ide/scsi convertor so you could use an IDE reader with the Scsi interface. This gave me the impression at the time that ide card readers wouldn't work on the A4k's ide interface. I could be wrong.

I been waiting/searching/trying for years to sort out a card reader for my A4k, the hdd I got in there right now is noisey as hell.

I love my A4k, so very tweakable, it's great.
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Re: Yamaha A4000 Card Reader?

Postby b3groover » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:54 pm

It needs to be SCSI. They are available on eBay now and again. I have a compact flash SCSI card reader installed on my EX5r. Far superior than ZIP.
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