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Roland SPD-S Flash card error

My SPD-S keeps telling me my flash card is unsupported. Im using a SanDisk 512mb and 1.0gb compact flash. Is this an improper card, or is there something wrong with my sampler??

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  • ashor99 Jul 24, 2008

    I have same promblem gays my memory card san disk 512mb i daonlownd sounds into memory when ever i put inspds it said card ematy any soultion i aprestietd gayes thanks.

  • Gjmayuri Aug 27, 2008

    I have 512 MB flash card and when inserted it shows unsupported. So, I checked in my computer and its working fine. So, I formatted in my computer (FAT) and then copied the data again in the card and tried again. But still it gives error - Unspported..

    Pl. suggest what to do ??


  • godspeedyou Sep 12, 2008

    I figured out the problem guys. The SPD-S is only compatible with certain brands and memory sizes of compact flash cards. I found a chart on Roland's website on which cards are compatible and which aren't.



    http://www.roland.com/products/en/_suppo...



    This solved my problem. I hope it solves all of yours.

  • spotdoc79
    spotdoc79 Jan 15, 2013

    I reformatted the cat with my computer. Set the allocation to 512, and format the card as exFAT. Hope this helps

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The card I have always been using is now also suddenly giving this message. I found an old SanDisk 16MB and a 1GB SanDisk that works perfectly in my Boss 864 and they also give the same message. Trying to go into formatting brings the message "no card!"

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For the "Unsupported" error message:

  • The SPD-S is only compatible with "TYPE 1" Compact Flash cards. Also, the maximum allowed size of the CF card is 512 mb. I tried 10 different CF card and they all worked fine although only 2 of them were actually listed as compatible cards but they were all Type 1 CF cards with 512 mb or less.
  • There is no way to avoid the type 1 restriction but you can cheat the SPD-S concerning the 512mb restriction. If you have a CF card with 1 gb or more and you don't mind to use only 512mb from it... you can use a disk partinionner tool (such as Partition Magic) to delete the current partition and create a new one of only 512mb (actually make 510 mb as the partition info takes some space).

For the "unformatted" error message:
  • Simply format your card as stated in page 67 of your manual.

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I formatted the disk in the SPDS & loaded my Wav samples into the Roland SPD folder & in still get the unformatted message. what could be the problem ?

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Compactflash card is showing damaged while inserting in spds

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..and copy the WAVs to the ROLAND/SPD folder

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • BroeselHai Dec 31, 2008

    .. and ALWAYS "shut down" (=shift+card) before powering off!
    But hard, when suddenly everything goes black!


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The card have to be formated in the Roland SPD and not in computer FAT

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How to recover files from a crashed Compact Flash on my Roland SPD-S?


It's possible your CF card is full.
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7. Once formatted you can replace the card in your computers card reader and copy the files you backed up earlier onto it.8. Re-place the CF card in your Roland and it should work. If not then you may have a irreparable CF Card.

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The display just showing(welcome to spds) nothing else. please help


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How to reset my roland spd-s



You can reset Roland SPD-S by using Roland SPD-S utility CD supplied with product.
If you can't locate (or lost) the CD that is included with the SPD-S which contains the factory data, you can download the file here:

http://www.rolandus.com/products/pro...37&ParentId=61

Click the downloads tab and select the "SPD-S Factory Restore Data" (PC or Mac) link.


I think it helps.

If you have any query regarding this issue leae a feedback we were happy to assist you.


Have a Nice Day!

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Removing files


Hold down the "Wave" and "Setup" buttons at the same time while powering on the SPD-S. This will turn off the protection; you should now be able to remove the file.

To turn the protection back on, perform the same procedure again.

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Compact Flash adapters


Hallo,

try the following program:

gogle for: GParted Live Disk

With this tool, you should be able to make TWO PARTITIONS on your 1GB CF-card (cheaper then 512MB) and create a partition with 510Mb (caution! NOT 512Mb!!).

Now you should be able to use the CF-card in your SPD-S.

Further advantage, you can store backups on the second partition, by copying them (on your PC) to the second partition.

Best regards,

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SPD-S.....Internal Memory Full


if you have the samples in .WAV then you will have to IMPORT them, because SPD-S can only play .SPD files (import will convert from WAV to SPD).If you have produced your samples with your SPD-S (via mic or line-in or PhraseMaker) then they are already in .SPD-format and can be assigned without importing.
In this case you just have to assign a sample to a pad, by pressing CARD ("card"=lit) you can assign samples from your CF-card to a pad.

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Try IMPORT instead of just trying to load them on your SPD-S.
The SPD-S uses some kind of its own file-format.
Regards

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