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Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« on: September 01, 2016, 12:18:46 AM »
Just bought a psr9000 I pxed with a Casio xw-p1.

Best move ever!!

I had a psr1500 ( I know it's newer) but this 9000 is so much better.

But a quick tip regarding the hard drive, pata drives are getting thin on the ground, however I had a 2.5" pata to sata adapter knocking about from testing old laptops and popped it in the 9000, and it worked a treat.

So next thing is 2 32mb Simms.

I don't even care it weighs a ton, wife said she was going to buy me a tyros 2 for my birthday, don't know if I really need a tyros now, this things just right for me.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2016, 01:24:43 AM by simondhopkins »
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 02:38:59 AM »
It sounds like you're having a lot of fun with your "fixer-upper" keyboard project. :)
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443
 

Offline Keynote31

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2016, 01:15:39 PM »
The 9000 is in my opinion one of the best keyboards that yamaha built.....I still have mine although the weight stops me lugging it about...but It certainly is worth keeping. Good luck with it.
Eric

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 01:27:21 AM »
Well, update, replaced hard disk with pata to CF card reader.

Put a slot in the front with a dremel and mounted an extension lead to the adapter,

So now I have a use for the 1gb CF cards I have.

And put ram in it too, opens so many more possibilities with the sampler/import function.

Love it :D
 

Offline Ormly

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2016, 10:08:55 AM »
Hi Simon! Can you lay out for us 9000 'die hards' how that is all done in a way that might encourage somebody like me to do what you did? I love my 9000 and have been trying, however,  without success, to talk myself into purchasing one of the latest wares.

I would need recommendations with regards to hardware purchases that would have come together to perform it all.

Thank you for your time in this.

Ken [Ormly]
 

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 11:41:29 AM »
Hi, the job is pretty simple for the CF card.

I have attached images of the cf to pata reader and the 44pin 30cm cable.

Attached one end to where the hard drive would mount,

The other end to the cf card reader,

Formated the 1GB CF card as FAT on windows.

Glued the card reader using epoxy to the inside of the front base under C3 then cut a slot.

Let the epoxy set for 24 hours before i removed the CF card and it stays in place.

Only time i'm getting rid of my psr9000 is when I can't get spares for it any more. I love it.

But might have to get a T2 to keep it company  :)
 

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 11:43:19 AM »
Ebay item numbers:

Card reader adapter : 201168939096 3.58 (as of 14/9/2016) Free P+P

30CM 44pin cable : 282157550965 2.50 (as of 14/9/2016) Free P+P

44pin male to male coupler (for cable to keyboard ) :190533192334 1.19 (as of 14/9/16) Free P+P

All uk based suppliers.

Upto 2GB CF card can be used,  same limitation as HD.
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Offline Ormly

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 09:26:03 AM »
Thanks Simon!  Will keep in touch re outcome. . ;)
 

Offline Brian

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 08:57:05 AM »
Hi Simon,

Interesting, could find the Card reader and the male to male adapter using the numbers but could not find the 30cm 44 pin cable on eBay, only a 20cm when I did a search.

Brian.
 

Offline Brian

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 01:41:09 PM »
Hi again.

Could you use a larger CF card and partition it like you would a hard drive, say a 6gb CF card with 3 x 2gb partitions?

Brian.
 

Re: Sara drive in psr9000 works!!
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2017, 05:29:56 AM »
Yes you can.

It is the same process as if it had the hard disk instead.