IMPORTANT : I pre-configure this SSD assuming it is going to be the only drive in your Akai recorder. If you plan to use this in conjunction with other drives in your machine, you MUST let me know immediately, along with what SCSI ID's your other drives are on. The original Akai DR Recorder SSD upgrade. 2021 version comes with newly manufactured custom made 12 SCSI cable and can be upgraded with a 64GB SD card (minimum 10MB/s). NEW 2021 VERSION PCB AVAILABLE!No new functions over the 2020 version, but more reliable than ever! The device is fully satisfaction guaranteed and many of my most demanding professional buyers have come back for more! Simply put there is no other SCSI substitute out there which can handle 16 tracks in and out simultaneously, allow you to make the disconnect the internal fan for total silence, AND allow for hotswapping of SD media(only with the use of SD Extension Cables - not included).
ERROR CODE ON YOUR AKAI? Most are due to bad or failing hard drives. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF YOUR DEVICE IN CHECKOUT NOTES SO I THAT I CAN PROVIDE YOU A DR4 SPECIFIC SCSI CABLE!!! Easy installation - takes 5 minutes tops. All you need is a screwdriver to take the top of the unit off, and install instructions included.You can even disconnect the internal hard drive cooling fan to make the Akai totally silent. 24.5 hours on the DR4 & DR8, 99.9 hours on the DR16 & DR16 Pro. 48 hours with 16gb card on DR16. You will never wait for the DR to complete a task again. The massive bandwidth of the SSD allows operations to take place instantly.
More importantly, it is tested to be able to record and play back 16 tracks without issue. Pre-configured for plug & play use. All that's left for you to do is format the drive. Allows use of inexpensive SD media in your DR.The kit ships with a SD card pre-installed. It can be left inside the device like a hard drive or mounted by the expansion port slots on the back to allow swapping of SD cards. Use it by itself or with a hard drive. This kit can co-exist with a hard drive as DR units have two SCSI hard drive connectors.
Transfer your hard work to the SD card for peace of mind. Please read the following section as it is essentially an "owners manual".
Note for DR8/16 owners running multiple drives. The DR can run out of memory if you have several Extended format drives installed. The solution is to upgrade the CPU memory.
The DR has two kinds of memory: one for recording buffer and one for the CPU. The CPU memory can become full if you have multiple hard drives or upgraded your SSD adapter with a SD card above 64gb. You will need two 1mb 30-pin 60ns RAM.They plug in on the bottom side of the unit into two black slots tucked in the corner. If you already have expanded memory in your DR16 you will not need to worry.
If you do not your SSD may act slow and dr16 may display no memory. The AKAI SSD has a large on board cache sufficient of storing enough data in case the SD card is not writing fast enough in real time and will never drop out or de-sync.But, the AKAI does not know this, so you may wish to increase your Hard Drive RAM if you encounter the "DISK SLOW" error. Install "Wave Buffer Memory" (72 pin SIMM 32Mb or 16Mb 60ns) on CPU Board (white sockets - see final item photo).
EXTRA INFO FOR DR-4 / DR4d OWNERS ONLY. The DR-4 has a non-standard SCSI connection and the cable must be modified to fit the DR-4. Your cable will be modified to fit both ways instead of being locked to one polarity. Please plug in your SSD and attempt to format the drive. If it gives you a drive not found error, switch off the machine, reverse the connection of the SCSI cable and it will work.This chart will help you determine if your error is a drive issue or not. If your error code is as follows, this SSD Upgrade Kit will solve your problem! SYS ERROR: 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 DISK FORMAT ERROR: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 The following error codes MAY or MAY NOT be a Drive issue but has been known to be solved with this kit. SYS ERROR: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 Disk Format Error 25 means you need to upgrade your CPU RAM!
(See Note for DR8/16 owners running multiple drives above). 1x SCSI to SSD adapter pre-programmed for Akai DR units. As of March 2020, these cables are reserved only for Akai SSD customers. 1x 16gb SD card (must be formatted by the end user).
PLEASE don't be afraid to give me more info than you think I need about your Akai DR setup if you plan to do anything more complex than run the SSD by itself, as it will allow me to get your setup right the first time. Please note as of November 6, 2020 , my city has enacted new lockdown protocols & curfews. Thank you for your understanding and thank you VERY MUCH for your business and interest in my products!!
The item "SSD Upgrade Kit for AKAI DR4, DR8, DR16, DR16 Pro Hard Drive Recorder! SD 2021" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Recorders". The seller is "nesynth" and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.