E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

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E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by parametric » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:11 am

Brian Allan has the first batch of 128Mb modules available for purchase an attractive price . . . . http://sector101.co.uk/exm-e3.html 8)

Two are required to fully expand a 6/8HD.

They also fit the Akai MPC5000, just ONE required for this . . . .

Brian also sent me an experimental 256Mb pair to test.

They installed OK and worked, but the Fusion only "saw" 128Mb sadly. :cry:

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by Jesse » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:53 am

parametric wrote:Brian Allan has the first batch of 128Mb modules available for purchase an attractive price . . . . http://sector101.co.uk/exm-e3.html 8)

Two are required to fully expand a 6/8HD.

They also fit the Akai MPC5000, just ONE required for this . . . .

Brian also sent me an experimental 256Mb pair to test.

They installed OK and worked, but the Fusion only "saw" 128Mb sadly. :cry:

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Bummer, I am sure with proper programming of the Fusion's hardware the extra memory would be seen an available, the same as the SATA connection :(

Upgrade your Fusion's memory
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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by odell » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:43 am

As a new owner of an HD8, I too have a lot of interest in this upgrade. I do have a question though. If one of you gurus would be so kind as to tell me where to check for the present memory in this beast?

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by parametric » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:20 am

Hi Ian and welcome to the Forums . . . .

Check this link: http://promusicproducts.com/forum/phpBB ... tic#p35343

You need to HOLD DOWN BOTH 1 and 8 and power-on the 8HD . . . To enter the Diagnostics mode.

Don't do anything in the <Media> page (you can test (and wipe) the HDD . . . :shock: )

select Memory (on the left) and Processor (on he right)

If your Fusion is unexpanded, both Engines will say 64Mb

This explains WHY you need 2 E3s - one for EACH engine :roll:

Hope that helps . .

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by odell » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:04 pm

Thank you very much, although my complete ineptness at searching a forum has been revealed. :lol:

Seriously though, the ability to increase memory and preload samples would be a welcome addition for live gigs. I'm in, though I looked at his web site last night and he's out of stock presently.

Again, thanks for the response Parametric.

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by parametric » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:50 pm

Hi Ian,

If you are gigging your Fusion - I would HIGHLY recommend an upgrade to SSD

Details here: http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/vie ... =51&t=7520
Or Here: http://promusicproducts.com/forum/phpBB ... &hilit=SSD

Hard Disks don't like being knocked or dropped in transit, which I'm sure you know :lol:

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by odell » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:41 pm

parametric wrote:
Hard Disks don't like being knocked or dropped in transit, which I'm sure you know :lol:

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No they do not :) .

My idea of gigging the HD8 took a set back last night. After a couple of file transfers, the USB port decided that it would prefer not functioning. I went into the diagnostics to run a test on the I/O and low and behold it worked ?!? I don't want to gum up this thread anymore than I have (I'll start separate threads with my insipid questions :roll: ), but I believe the HD will be a studio board only. I have emailed Mr. Allan about the memory upgrade so that's still in the works. It is a remarkable instrument.

Again thanks for the kind response.

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by odell » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:41 am

More on this thread's topic...

I emailed Mr. Allan about availability of memory upgrade. He very promptly responded with an estimate of 2 weeks for his stock to be replenished.

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by sonicwarrior » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:36 pm

They are already sold out? :shock:

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by parametric » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:07 pm

Seems so . . . . .

Brian indicated his initial run was for 50 "pairs" . . . . . .

So I guess the Fusion's well-deserved reputation has spread far and wide 8)

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by EXer » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:38 pm

I didn't expect I would have to react within a few days to buy those mem expansions :shock:

Will there be a 2nd run?
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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by Jesse » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:33 pm

odell wrote:More on this thread's topic...

I emailed Mr. Allan about availability of memory upgrade. He very promptly responded with an estimate of 2 weeks for his stock to be replenished.

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by EXer » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:03 pm

EXM-E3 128MB DRAM modules installed and working.

The E3 can be installed on the Expansion Digital Board without removing the flat cable wich connects it to the main board: just lift the expansion board slightly, slide the E3 module under it and plug it.

And removing the glued connectors is a real pita Image
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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by Jesse » Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:06 pm

EXer wrote:EXM-E3 128MB DRAM modules installed and working.

The E3 can be installed on the Expansion Digital Board without removing the flat cable wich connects it to the main board: just lift the expansion board slightly, slide the E3 module under it and plug it.

And removing the glued connectors is a real pita Image
Great, glad you were successful expanding your Fusion's memory :)

The support from Brian Allan at http://sector101.co.uk/exm-e3.html is yet another way we have been able to maintain and improve our Fusion work station keyboards :)

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Re: E3 Memory expansion now available from Sector101

Post by Arevyn » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:24 pm

Just a quick shout out to Sector 101 and their memory upgrade. I have 2 new modules installed and they works great. Plus their prices were even better on their website than on ebay.
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