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Replacing HDD with SSD
« on: March 30, 2010, 04:49:49 PM »
Hi:  Newbie here.  What a great resource.  Has anybody replaced the hard drive in their recorder with a new solid state drive?  If so, how should the drive be formatted?  Are there any special procedures or precautions?  This is a general question, but I am specifically thinking of this change for an Edirol R-4 Pro.  Thanks, Mike

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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 05:43:09 PM »
You are probably out of luck as the R4 Pro requires a PATA drive and there are few out there that are SSD's.  Those that are typically are 16GB drives and the larger ones (128GB) are $400.    From a cost standpoint buying a regular off the shelf drive is probably your best best.  Keep in mind your battery savings are small.  Your money would be better spent on a battery solution.


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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 05:58:47 PM »
Thanks.  PATA.  good to know.  FYI, I could care less about the battery savings as I have plenty o power.  Doing this mainly for the shock proofing and reliability of SSDs.  Newegg's got a 64g drive for about $200 (temporarily out of stock) that might work.  Now the question is how to format it....

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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 10:06:19 PM »
Techs at Roland were no help.  They wanted to hear back from me if I got it to work!  Ha!

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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 11:38:18 PM »
FWIW, I opened up the unit.  The HDD is a fujitsu mhv2080at.  A quick check shows that replacements can be had for $50 on ebay and other online stores.  You can also substitute 100 and 120 gig HDDs in this series.  This is from the Fujitsu manual (http://www.fujitsu.com/downloads/COMP/fcpa/hdd/mhv2xxxat_maint-manual.pdf):

Capacity
(user area)
Mounting screw Order No.
MHV2120AT 120GB M3 Depth 3 CA06557-B042
MHV2100AT 100GB M3 Depth 3 CA06557-B040/B140
MHV2080AT 80GB M3 Depth 3 CA06557-B038/B138/B148
MHV2060AT 60GB M3 Depth 3 CA06557-B026/B126/B136
MHV2040AT 40GB M3 Depth 3 CA06557-B124

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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 05:55:44 AM »
Hi guys,

have you managed to install a solid state drive on the R4 Pro?
If nay luck could you please tell me wich brand and model is working with it?
No luck here, so far.

Many thanks.

Emanuele

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Re: Replacing HDD with SSD
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 09:49:29 AM »
You might be able to do a cf mod, If I remember correctly there are adapters that will work for you

 

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