I believe the Magic Sound SATA-caddies are out of stock. But Alesis now sell SATA-caddies:http://www.alesis.com/hd24satacaddy I echo t_chance's suggestion : Go to http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/hd24/ and join the group. In the files section (members only) there's a disk compability list. Peps
Either the Magic Sound or Alesis SATA caddies should be used. Then mount a SSD, a 60 gig is about $60 bucks now if you shop around. Do a fast format, do not do a long format on SSD's, you will have problems. Since there are no bad "sectors" on a SSD, you don't need long formats with those. In fact, I've had nothing but problems with their long format protocalls so I never do that on PATA drives either.Someone will probably make an adaptor to use USB drives next. Then you can pocket your album project in your shirt. I remember loading in reels of 2" tape, hurt my back once doing that.Does Radar allow SSD's now in their caddies? Last time I used a Radar the machine noise drove me nuts, like sitting next to a washing machine. My HD24 XR with the 14 dbu low noise Silenx fan is silent now, very enjoyable.
Sure beats dropping $160 for 17 minutes of 2" tape, ehh?