Originally posted by zeronyne:
I doubt that there will be any response to this, but what the heck.
Does anyone know where I could find an IDE/ATA card for an S5000? It would enable me to install an internal ATA drive. I think AudioMIDI used to stock it. Anyone see one around?
Zzounds used to carry (advertise) them. I bought a lot of my expansion boards from them. I see them (Akai IBID2FC SCSI to IDE Converter) listed in some internet shops, most of them in the UK and Europe (Thomanns).
You can get a decent priced, used SCSI HD from ebay and use that instead. I have a 4gig Seagate inside mine which I bought for $19.00. No problems with it and has been running fine inside the machine for a couple of years now.
Better yet why don't you get the USB interface board and use that to transfer samples in and out the Akai via ak.Sys. You can store the samples in your PC and load it to your S5K via usb. I li'l slower than SCSI but stable and worth it.
Also, check this thread
out. Some guy used a generic type of ide/ata adapter to connect an ide hd to his S5K but was unable to install it inside the machine, but used it externally instead.
Good luck on your search.