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I have a Roland XV5080 sampler, which has SCSI interface, so I can attach HDD and CD drive to it. But I really don't need SCSI performance, the sampler loads all stuff into memory (it has 64 Mbyte).

So I'm looking for a storage solution for the sampler, which a normal PC can also handle (exchange data with the server). Years ago I was using SCSI controller in my PC, but it was uncomfortable, every transfer required playing with SCSI devices, restarting sampler/computer etc. I assume, there are SCSI-to-anything converters/bridges, but I'm not familiar with them.

The best solution would be a SCSI SD card reader. Is that kinda animal exists?

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This question has been dealt with on TomsHardware and the consensus there was that due to the differences between SCSI and USB, such a device probably does not exist.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/45451-6-scsi-conversion

The problem is that USB is made to connect a wide range of types of devices, so it has methods of the device telling the host what sort of device it is and what it can and cannot do. SCSI doesn't have compatible methods of handling this sort of communication. There are SCSI to USB adapters that would allow you to connect a SCSI device to a USB host, because then the adapter can tell the host that it is a SCSI adapter. But when it is the other way around there is no way for the USB device to tell the SCSI host what sort of device it is and what it can do.

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I don't want USB at all. I want to use any removable and cheap storage (like CF/SD card) with my sampler. Here's a SCSI card reader, for example psism.com/pcd40.htm –  ern0 Dec 22 '11 at 10:19

Such devices do exist, but I don't know if they'll work with your sampler.

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