Re: Flash cards for Alesis QS synths

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Posted by Mike B on October 05, 2000 at 16:39:47:

In Reply to: Re: Flash cards for Alesis QS synths posted by ET on October 02, 2000 at 15:13:23:

I wonder if the metal case on the 4MB AMD card has the same issues as the 8MB AMD card? I wasn't aware a 2MB AMD card was ever produced, and I don't recall ever seeing this card available.

At Pretec the 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32MB - AMD D series linear flash cards are available, but I think these are all metal cased cards. I also heard anything above 8MB can't be used (addressed) even though the card might technically work in the QSx. If that's the case, it would be a waste of $ to buy a PCMCIA card larger than 8MB for the QSx.

Pretec has a 2MB C series card, but I haven't heard it will work, and it's probably the wrong type of card to use. There are many different types of PCMCIA type 1 cards available, and just because some are less expensive doesn't necessarily mean they'll work OK or reliably in the QSx.

Anybody know or seen where the 2MB AMD "D" series linear flash PCMCIA card? I don't imagine it would hold much information to make it very practical if it is around. It might be OK for midi sequence data, but perhaps not much else.

: From the midiworld "cards" section on flash

: Update : As it turns out, the issue is not whether a card is ceramic or metal. Rather, it is an issue of the 'address line' problem with some AMD cards. The metal shell of the 8 meg AMD card that doesn't work is just an indicator, it's not the problem. AMDs metal shelled 2 meg card work perfectly.

: So, it appears it is(was) an AMD problem

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