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G70 pcmcia storage options

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G70 pcmcia storage options #5600
Has anyone found more up-to-date storage options for the G70? I have the card adapter but am hoping someone has been able to use a USB adapter or something less archaic than compact flash. What about replacing or bypassing the floppy drive port? This may determine whether I keep or sell the ol’ beast. Thanks.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5601
There’s nothing wrong with it, Cass. G70’s have no audio capabilities, a 512MB or 1GB card will be all you could possibly need, the card connects via the G70’s USB to your computer so no need for a hub for backup, it’s basically install and forget. Cards and PCMCIA adapters are still easy to find, and in my experience utterly reliable. I have had more problems with USB sticks than I have ever had with the CF cards.

You are worrying about nothing. Converting to USB storage won’t improve it one iota (even if it could be done)..!
9 months 4 days ago Last edit: 9 months 4 days ago by Diki.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5602
Cass, there are also PCMCIA to SD adapters available.
If you can get a right one it can support SD cards up to 2GB.
However the speed will not affected, because it's limited by the PCMCIA bus.

Example:
www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Store-Promot...ory/32860736801.html
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5603
There are many reasons to move from a G70 to perhaps a BK9, but the card and storage medium isn’t one of them!

Speed is not an issue, the card storage is as fast as the internal. The cards and adapter are still widely available. If it were something like a zip drive or a 5 1/2” floppy, hard to find and delicate, I would say yes, you might need to move on. But the card system in the G70 is robust, reliable, and up to date.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6343
I have a g-70, a usb cord, a pcmcia adapter and 4 gb card, but I can't figure out how to access the external data. Can anyone help?
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6344
You do not tell us which PC Operating System you are using nor if the card works well in the Arranger.

On an Roland E-80, the procedure is:
1. Press Menu button
2. Press USB Data Storage
3. Press External Memory

Now the in the Arranger working card should be recognized by the usb connected PC as a Mass Storage device.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6345
Are you trying to access the external data from a computer, or from the arranger itself?
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6346

Diki wrote: Are you trying to access the external data from a computer, or from the arranger itself?

I am trying to access data from the computer to transfer onto the G-70's internal memory. It appears that I transfer, but then, I can't find it on my piano. I also tried a 4 gb CF card with adapter, but this too doesnt show up on my computer (perhaps the card is too big?). I have a Mac, and have followed the directions on page 211 midimanuals.com/manuals/roland/g-70/owners_manual/g-70_om.pdf
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6347
The Roland G-70 and E-80 can use till 4GB capacity CompactFlash memory with a PCMCIA adapter.
The card MUST always be formatted in the Roland Arranger itself.

It is mandatory that when adding files, those must be put in the specific "Put New .... Here" folders.
This is due to the used files database system of the Roland Arranger.

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G70 pcmcia storage options #6348

Willem52 wrote: The Roland G-70 and E-80 can use till 4GB capacity CompactFlash memory with a PCMCIA adapter.
The card MUST always be formatted in the Roland Arranger itself.

It is mandatory that when adding files, those must be put in the specific "Put New .... Here" folders.
This is due to the used files database system of the Roland Arranger.

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Thanks, I put the new style into the "put new styles here" folder, but couldn't access it - neither via USB and nor via PCMCIA. I also formatted my card (page 209 of manual), as you suggested but no dice.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6349
How did you put the style into the folder,did you drag and drop it?
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Terry Sutton wrote: How did you put the style into the folder,did you drag and drop it?


Yes I dragged and dropped it into the "put new styles here" folder.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #6351
After you dragged the files into "put here", you must allow the G70 the time to redo the "data base".. depending on content this can take several minutes.. It will show the activity on the G70 touch screen.
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Fran wrote: After you dragged the files into "put here", you must allow the G70 the time to redo the "data base".. depending on content this can take several minutes.. It will show the activity on the G70 touch screen.

Yes, of course. The screen said "writing." Then, it allowed me to disconnect, though I first ejected via Mac, as per instructions, then disconnected on g70.
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That is just the copy notice.. After you disconnect,, Select the song search external.. Now you will see recovering data base activity.
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