PSR550- USB DRIVE REPLACEMENT

by gorazd rakovec
(slovenia)

I am the owner of some oldest PSR 550 keyboard, using floppy drive for data storage.
I would like to find a solution to replace the old floppy drive for a USB drive.
On the market I have noticed product at:
http://www.rioc.us/ufr-usb-floppy-replacement.php

I have asked for more information on the compatibility of this replacement unit with my YAMAHA PSR 550, but the producer needs to know the following (part of it's answer):

""Yes, this replaces the floppy completely.
The procedure is to remove your floppy disk drive, and replace it with our device.
Our device is the same size and shape as a floppy disk drive with the same power and data connectors as a standard 34-pin floppy drive.

A couple of questions:
1) Is the floppy disk drive the same as what is used in a PC? Using 5v for power and a 34-Pin ribbon cable for data?
2) Can you read a floppy disk from this synthesizer on a regular Windows PC?
3) Are the floppy disks 1.44MB "HD" style? ""

CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THESE ANWERS?
OR, HAVE YOU OR, DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE?

GORAZD RAKOVEC
gorak@siol.net

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Jun 19, 2012
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korg ix 300
by: Miguel Mora

Mi problema es que mi tecaldo tine la conexion del flopy con cinta flex y no es como los demas que son banda unpoco mas ancha. Podre conseguir un emulador con es tipo de conexion.

Gracias

Dec 04, 2011
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Trato de ayudar
by: Fidel Mtz Z

Hola mi estimado(a)

Gorazd Rakovec
gorak@siol.net mira haun sitio donde te pueden dar informacion y es: floppy usb mochilas converter en facebook creo que ya esta espero te sirva.....gracias

Nov 14, 2011
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REEMPLAZAR UNIDAD DE DISKETTE POR EMULADOR USB
by: Dann

Hola, cordial saludo. Tengo un teclado Yamaha PSR-7.000 Tiene un conector para alimentación de voltage de 4 pines de 5V. y un cable de datos de 34 pines. Necesito cambiar la unidad de diskette por un Emulador USB para floppy 3.5 He instalado un emulador marca GOTEK, pero la memory stick carga y sale una pantalla que dice: "FORMATO INCORRECTO NO SE PUEDE PROSEGUIR".
Qué hago? Agradezco su ayuda.
Dann

Sep 14, 2011
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Non working emulator
by: Anonymous


Anybody still using the mu-Systems Emulator II+?

How do you load and save data without an old floppy?

Sep 14, 2011
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Non working emulator
by: Anonymous


The emulator you bought doesn't talk with
the keyboard because it's a cheap chinese
floppy emulator, with restricted support.

A lot of keyboards and machines require
a better emulator with extended support
to talk with.

Try EMUFDD
http://embeddedsw.net/EMUFDD_Floppy_Hardware_Emulator_Home.html

Feb 21, 2011
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Technics Problems
by: Anonymous

I have bought a Floppy Drive emulator from Trung and installed it in my Technics PR702 digital piano. The connections were fine and it powers up OK, but it seems the piano cannot talk to the device. I formatted my usb stick fine with Trung's software, but if I try to read my usb stick from my piano it asks me to format the disc. If I click OK, then the piano tries to format it and then gives up, specifying an unknown write error. Any ideas?

Nov 16, 2010
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mac connector
by: pegassero

i'm looking for a connector for my mac to my yamaha psr 550...If anyone knows where i can get one please let me know.i want to download songs to my keyboard.

Aug 31, 2010
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Selamat.... Rozzyplayer.

I don't speak Bahasa Indonesia but if you want information my mailaddress is in these articles and of course I need yours.

Dick

Aug 31, 2010
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floppy disk emulator
by: rozzyplayer

saya mau pesan floppy usb dmn ya?

Feb 18, 2010
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So what to use?
by: Anonymous


Also looking for a good substitute...

Feb 17, 2010
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new floppy usb replacement
by: Emufdd

There is a new floppy drive USB replacement,
manufactured in Italy, that will solve ALL
your problems.

http://members.fortunecity.it/blackvisionit/emufdd_it.htm

The same device can switch from standard
floppy interface to shugart bus and other
interfaces we're analyzing.

The emulator is a stand-alone device, and
you need to plug the usb-key only when
downloading/uploading.

Products from
- http://www.ipcas.com/
- http://www.rioc.us/
are only a cover lifting of the chinese
- http://qhsfd.com/
that has many functional project defects!

Hope you will try and enjoy EMUFDD!

Jan 09, 2010
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memodifikasi yamaha psr 550
by: edi wibowo

aku juga mempunyai masalah serupa.keybordku yamaha psr 550 aku juga ingin memodifikasinya,yaitu dari ploffy disk drive menjadi usb,ada yang bisa membantu??????tolong email kami di bowo36@yahoo.com

Dec 31, 2009
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USB Emulator DiCari/DiKehendaki
by: Anonymous

Saya pun sama dengan pengguna keybord Roland E96, saya nak cari benda tersebut. Saya guna Yamaha PSR1100

Klik pada link ini untuk lihat.

1. http://tinyurl.com/p3fv6v9

2. http://www.ipcas.com/products/usb-floppy-emulator-fdd-to-udd.html

3. http://www.rioc.us/ufr-usb-floppy-replacement.php

4. http://www.ipcas.com/download/products/usb-floppy/usb-floppy-emulation-manual.pdf

Kalau ada sesiapa boleh membantu cara mendapatkannya dan jugak informasi lanjut mengenainya sama ada pengguna keybord puas hati dengan benda tersebut setelah Floppy Disk Drive diganti dengan USB Emulator dalam keybord spt: Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Casio dll lagi. Tq.

Dec 02, 2009
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Tanya tempat Beli nya !
by: Anonymous

Boleh tanya Beli nya di mana ya ??????
untuk dipasang di roland E96 bisa gak ya ???
tolong ya kakak

Aug 25, 2009
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usb-floppy
by: Anonymous

Hallo PSR users !

I was buy the floppy emulator from Le Trung too.
It works in the psr2100 perfectly.
But other synths have problem with the unit.
Don't want work with Roland instruments. These use the old shugart-type interface, which have some pins and timing differendt .
I should be wondering if any have some practice with other brands (Korg, Roland,Solton,Ketron...)
I think the solution not a fulfill recipe, because these instruments uses the same Ju257 Panasonic (Or TEAC) fdd in different way by variable jumpers and swithes.
Regards: István from Hungary

Aug 03, 2009
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USB instead of floppydrive
by: Dick Rector

Hello to you all who are still using a floppydrive.

I wrote something about replacing a floppydrive on this forum some time ago but I have good news for you!
I just bought this floppy-USB emulator from Trung in Vietnam. Arrived after 3 days with DHL!
I tell you IT WORKS PERFECT!!!

I replaced his 'wonderbox' in my PSR2000 (very easy) but it should work of course in any machine.
Connectors are exactly the same and a 256MB USB-Stick (you don't need more)after formatting with the tiny software program what comes with it, holds 100 floppy's.
Your keyboard reads 1 'emulated' floppy at the time as it was before.
But NO more moving parts, no floppys laying around anymore and you can take the USB-stick to your computer and work with it, as most newer computers don't have a floppy-diskdrive anymore.
To my taste this is THE answer to the older systems we have been looking for.
If you want more information (in Dutch or English) please feel free to mail me as long as it is not a question about the electronics, because I don't have a clou.

dick.rector.spain@googlemail.com

Regards
Dick Rector
Bali
Indonesia


Apr 27, 2009
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Floppy drive replacement on the PSR 550
by: Cobra2

Just use a standard PC floppy drive. I have done this and it works great. No issues with this replacement drive for over 1 year, maybe longer, I can't remember exactly when I replaced it.
I am a computer technician by trade and after contacting Yamaha about a replacement drive and being told that it would be over $100, I took the keyboard apart to see what would be different with this drive compared to a standard floppy drive for a PC. They both take the same floppy disk. I replaced the drive with a used floppy drive from an old PC and it works fine.
This will save you a ton of money over Yamaha's price. Yamaha will not tell you that it is a standard floppy drive or they would not be able to sell you a $20 drive for $100.
Hope this helps you.

Apr 11, 2009
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I can do, i can supply this device
by: Trung - VIETNAM

I'm successful in replacceing the floppy drive on PSR keyboard with the floppy drive emulator.

You will not ever need floppy disk. Your psr keyboard will read and write USB pen drive instead of floppy disk.

Price of the floppy drive emulator:US$100.00 without transport charge.

Payment: accept PAYPAL.
I can list this device on EBAY for you, if you want.

For more informations : please contact: trungtal@gmail.com



Apr 07, 2009
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diskdrive-usb?
by: Dick Rector

Hi there,

My advice is to look up psrtutorial.com first because you have the same question as many other psr-owners including myself. Yes, it is a bit of a hassle to change floppy's all the time but you can fit a lot of styles on one flop, so what do you want?
On this website, in the forum-part, you will find some comments from profs and people who bought this device and it seems not very effective and quit expensive for what it is. You will also find a lot of other useful information about Yamaha keyboards.
Maybe a bit older, but you've got a fine machine.
Keep enjoying playing it.

Dick
in Bali

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