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    Yes, I did the thing that Korg denies could be done. I ordered a 6 gig drive with the same specs as the older drive, except it was 6 gigs instead of the original 2.1 gigs. I ordered it from mobile planet - model #mk6411mat. It was pricey at over $200, but after losing 2 hours of recording last week due to a full disk crash, I don't care. I followed instructions from guys who had upgraded to 4.3 gigs and posted info on the egroups.com D16 email group. Search that site and you should find the info. The guys were named jjslim and gneville.

    For those wondering why didn't I put in a bigger drive: these are laptop drives and kind of expensive. Secondly, I don't know how big a drive the d16 will recognize. I didn't want to be greedy.
    MaduraFoot

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    Yes, I talked with Mark (jjslim).....his is working VERY WELL ! Yours still working ok? Have you loaded any of your work on an MP3.Com site yet?

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    My drive is working great. Actually less noisy than the original, but still grunts and groans a little. I haven't loaded any MP3s yet, but recently got Soundforge Siren which (I think) will allow me to do so. I have been doing alot of recording with my friends. We all wrote a couple of songs and are taking turns playing parts for each other. Damn, music is fun.

    Madura Foot Studios (aka my very secure basement) Partial Equipment List:

    Korg D16 with 6 gig drive and yamaha cdr
    Mac g4 400 with Cakewalk Metro and Delta 1010 (new and yet used)
    Celeron 566 with acid pro (new and barely used)
    yorkville ysm-1 monitors
    Johnson J-station
    midiman DMP2 dual preamps (3)
    presonus blue tube preamp
    Rode NT1
    Rode NT3 (2)
    sm-57(3) and shure 545sd(3)
    AKG d112
    various drum kits/guitars/amps
    yamaha psr530 keyboard with nanopiano module
    MaduraFoot

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    And......... 15 years later the drive took a dive on me. Actually I haven't used this D16 in years due to moving to Pro Tools, but now my kids are playing music and messing around with my old stuff. The D16 had been out in the garage for a while and the drive made horrible screeching noises. So, I bought an old used 30gb IDE laptop drive from a used computer store for $18 and slapped it in. Voila, I'm back in the early 2000's. Works great and this really was a good machine for its time. Really the only big drawback was the lack of a good way to dump tracks to computer.

    And if anybody is wondering why I didn't just convert to solid state or compact flash...I tried and never could get a solid state device to properly initialize. And I'm not messing with that any further.

    Now on to resurrecting the old Fostex D-160.
    MaduraFoot

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