UPDATED 04/12/2008 Friday 05:51 PM E.S.T.
UPDATED 09/07/2007 Friday 06:03 PM E.S.T.
UPDATED 01/03/2007 Friday 01:34 PM E.S.T.
POSTED here also: http://www.mc909.org/joomla/component/option,com_simpleboard/Itemid,47/func,view/id,145/catid,14/lang,en/
POSTED here also: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/MC-909/message/7097
[I'm using the new OS v1.23 done with a 128MB SmartMedia Card first], on my MC-909 , ***I already try to see if its possible to update using these cards adapter...sorry it won't work....I suggest to try to still get the 128mb OLYMPUS SmartMedia Card, have at lease two of them, just in case for future use...there still available in alot of camera shops.....you just have to hunt for them online or even check on http://www.ebay.com/
OLYMPUS SmartMedia Card (128MB) Mfr Part Number# (200753)
Yes, it's possible to save more than 128MB on a xD card,
I tested with several xD cards on the Market available today in 2006 & 2007, which was confusing cause I tryed to reference with the Olympus E-20P Camera info,...."Ok to make this simple and not to technical": the 128MB SmartMedia cards writes speed at 3MB/s, Reads speed at 5MB/s...so I tested with a
[DIGILIFE xD-SmartMedia Adpater]=
then I used a OLYMPUS H256MB Xd-Picture Card(TM) Model:M-XD256H, TYPE-H meaning higher speed, spec are: writes speed at 9MB/s, Reads speed at 15MB/s.....Don't use TYPE-M 256MB xD cards ..they do not work also there writes slower speed at 2.5MB/s, Reads speed at 4MB/s........and they do not format with Windows XP...ok to format these cards you just connect the MC-909 with USB cable, then you see on the screen pop up as Removable I:> drive. right click on this you then left click on FORMAT, you see size 249MB, then set File System at FAT, not on FAT32....then set at QUICK FORMAT ON WIN XP...I DON'T KNOW HOW ON A MAC Computer..... then hit [ok]...then from the PC copy your ROLAND & TEMP file to the xD-Smartmedia Adapter card.....well thats all....
**[UPDATE 09/07/2007 Friday 06:03 PM E.S.T.] I try to see if a xD H512MB card will work, I have tryed this already. But with no luck, since the MC-909 can load 272mb MAX (16mb+256mb) = 272mb - this will remain the MAX that this unit memory's can handle....it seem that by design this unit is limited to xD H256MB cards. Because of the O.S. ..., At one time the original maker's were getting ready to make a 256MB SMARTMEDIA Card...because of other FLASH CARDS on the market took over fast with better FLASH CARDS, this made it out dated fast, the SMARTMEDIA CARD Maker's TRASHED this idea. Too bad for us. Plus at least Roland Corp. was thinking ahead in the future, to be able to save your 272mb USER MEMORY to your DESKTOP OR NOTEBOOK COMPUTER,...Using your USB CONNECTION. And makeing your COMPUTER a EXTERNAL STORAGE BASE.**
***thanks for the help from the french web site http://www.mc909.org/
, originally posted first in french by Nico a.k.a. nico909 on Roland Clan....[I don't know french, but I did my very best to try to translate this from the past posting info,...believe it or not] - translation here also http://errorprojects.com/mc-909/
<--"this site been down for awhile, But this is there sister web site from www.mc909.org
, there still working on it to make it in ENGLISH - very soon".
....and thank you again Nico909......cause without you I would not have gone further and kept trying over and over on trail and error, to see if I can make this work......***
***Here are other picture for ref***:
PACKAGE: Olympus 256 MB XD-Picture Card (202030)
256MB xD-Picture Card MODEL: M-XD256H
Mfr Part Number# (202030)
Manufacturer: Olympus America Inc.
**FROM: [F.A.Q.] on http://www.mc909.org/
How to format an Xd card?
Several users, whose myself, had problems to format their Xd card.
It would seem that the 909 cannot do it... But a solution exists!
You need :
- Xd card,
- Xd / SM adapter
- smartmedia card (32Mb minimum)
Once these elements joined together, the procedure is rather simple :
1. Format your SM card from your 909
2. Remove SM, and to replace it by Xd (with the adapter, of course)
3. Connect your 909 on computer by USB (MENU - USB - CARD)
4. Format your card from computer then disconnect (by swintching in pattern mode for ex.)
5. Remove your Xd card, then put your SM in
6. Connect your 909 to Computer
7. Copy ROLAND repertory from card to your computer, then disconnect
8. Put your Xd card in your 909 then connect to computer
9. Copy ROLAND directory in your Xd
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