11-03-2009 09:02 AM
Ok here goes.
I am a musician and one of the main machines I use to write with is an Akai MPC2000 sampler. I have it attached to a 10GB external Seagate SCSI drive. The info on the drive is as follows :
Drive Name: QUANTUM FIREBALLct1520
Serial Number: 313021124001
When i purchased this from a friend (around 1999) I partitioned it on the Akai sampler into 26 partitions ; one for each letter of the alphabet to make saving/loading easier to manage. I have pretty much filled it up with samples in the past ten years, and i really want to back up everything before the inevitable happens : hard disk failure. I have installed a SCSI card in a PC running Windows XP SP2 and have set up everything properly with drivers etc. Once i boot into Windows and access the external drive all i can see is the first partition, the letter "A" one. I was hoping someone on here might be able to guide me to a solution. Is there a way through command prompt to manually access/mount the other partitions?
The only other solution I can see it backing up the "A" partition, erasing it, loading songs one by one from each lettered partition and repeating. This would seriously take months of my time lol. So if anyone can help...im desperate!
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11-03-2009 05:13 PM
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11-07-2009 06:51 AM - edited 11-07-2009 06:53 AM
Ok I now know how to use a hex editor please excuse my ultra-noobness here...
You are correct with the partition locations!
I opened 00053919 (partition B) and 000A7232 (partition C) and they both contain the text "MPC2000" starting at offset 0x003.
Here is the "real" LBA 00053919 image :
I think im understanding what your talking about now. You want to make a bat file that runs with dd to automate dumping each partition so i dont have to manually enter the address locations 26 times right?
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to do all this. If you ever are in Montreal beers are on me!!
11-07-2009 04:07 PM
11-09-2009 01:13 PM
11-09-2009 09:14 PM
Your bat file worked perfectly....all 26 partitions dumped without a problem.
I ended up mounting all the IMG files in OSX using Toast Titanium.
Again, thank you so much for all your help. You saved me ALOT of headaches.
11-09-2009 09:17 PM
As far as the drive goes,
I just downloaded a tiny little app off the seagate site to identify the drive. The info that i posted was just what was listed in the app, so im not sure, maybe it was wrong.