Using a CF card larger than 4GB with the Alesis Fusion

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Using a CF card larger than 4GB with the Alesis Fusion

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Thanks for the insight vna82 on the Fusion Club forum :)

Using a CF card larger than 4GB with the Alesis Fusion

I bought a 16GB SanDisk CF card created both a 4GB Logical fat partition & 4GB Primary fat partition with 64kb allocation unit size, and when I try to format it with the Fusion I get Invalid PBR on CF.

Using the 16GB CF card with a 4GB Primary FAT (FAT 16) partition with 64kb allocation unit size, I copied the OS 1.24 upgrade file and a volume folder with samples, multisamples and programs to the CF 4GB Primary FAT (FAT 16) partition while it was connected to the computer.

When I inserted the CF card into the Fusion I was able to boot up and update the Fusion OS as normally done on a 4GB or smaller CF card.
I was also able to see and play the programs on the CF card and copy the Volume Folder from the CF card to the Fusion Hard Drive :)

I tried the 16 GB CF card with (3) 4GB partitions on it, but only the first partition was usable :(

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Re: Using a CF card larger than 4GB with the Alesis Fusion

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Hi drummond, good to hear from you :)
Hope all is well for you and yours

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Re: Using a CF card larger than 4GB with the Alesis Fusion

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The Fusion OS is a 32-bit OS, and as such cannot address anything larger than 2 to the 32nd, or 4.295 Gb. I don't know why you shouldn't be able to partition a larger CF card into smaller partitions & read them unless there is some limitation in the Fusion OS that won't let you change drives (partitions).
Since they never got to supporting eSATA and CDROM drives I presume they never coded for switching to those devices, and, by association, other logical partitions of a CF card as well. Pretty strange since CF cards follow the ATA protocol, but it was getting to be a hard time for Alesis then. . .

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