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Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by dustybowldays » Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 pm

MX2424 does not read the hard drive [ Seagate ] in the front bay. Only SCSI ID 0 is displayed. The previous owner supplied me with 5 mounted
hard drives which i assume he was using etc. Been searching internet for "Option Installation" which was mentioned in the manuel but not to be
found in binder of updates. Does the expansion bay become an addition to the internal hard drive and not a SCSI for backing up ? or Is the expansion
bay for backing up ?

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Re: Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by markjazzbassist » Thu May 17, 2018 6:45 am

do you have a manual? have you contacted tascam? they have a technical support line that assists.
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Re: Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by Nick Sevilla » Sat May 19, 2018 9:39 am

It needs to be formatted by the MX2424.

I hope you have the manual. If not, I can dig mine up later and walk you through the formatting process.

The MX 2424 has several types of disc formatting. I forget which one is best, I use the one which Macs can also read. NTFS. But you may not need to do that.

Are the other drives being read properly? What is the difference between those drives and the one that is not seen?

Does that drive spin up when powered up? Can you get an external enclosure, independent of the MX2424, to test those drives with?

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Re: Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by dustybowldays » Tue May 22, 2018 5:54 pm

with a hard drive mounted in the front panel expansion bay, i have run a low disk format and then a drive initializing. The SCSI I D # was 0 . I recieved
a "non- existent device" message when used SCSI I D # 1. Am i correct in thinking that SCSI I D # 0 includes both the internal drive and the hard drive
i inserted in the expansion bay [ the recorded disk free space was almost 107 hours ].
The procedure for assigning I D #'s to hard drives in the front bay requires opening up the MX2424 and messing with connectors etc. [ Seagate hard drives
came from the person i bought the MX2424 from]. Over my head stuff at present.
Any suggestions for an external drive so i can use the back panel but not get involved with a computer as of yet ?
i was able to record a couple of test tracks, play back, etc which was lost formatting and initializing of course.
thank you nick s for responding ....... appreciated !!

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Re: Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by dustybowldays » Wed May 23, 2018 7:58 pm

with a hard drive mounted in the front panel expansion bay, i have run a low disk format and then a drive initializing. The SCSI I D # was 0 . I recieved
a "non- existent device" message when used SCSI I D # 1. Am i correct in thinking that SCSI I D # 0 includes both the internal drive and the hard drive
i inserted in the expansion bay [ the recorded disk free space was almost 107 hours ].
The procedure for assigning I D #'s to hard drives in the front bay requires opening up the MX2424 and messing with connectors etc. [ Seagate hard drives
came from the person i bought the MX2424 from]. Over my head stuff at present.
Any suggestions for an external drive so i can use the back panel but not get involved with a computer as of yet ?
i was able to record a couple of test tracks, play back, etc which was lost formatting and initializing of course.
thank you nick s for responding ....... appreciated !!

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Re: Tascam MX2424 front panel expansion bay

Post by Nick Sevilla » Thu May 24, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi Dusty,
Glad to see you made some progress.

On my MX2424, the front a drive caddy enclosure, that you can insert and remove drives with while leaving the MX turned on.

This meant all drives would get their own portable enclosure, which then gets "locked" to the MX2424 enclosure.
This way you do not have to open the MX at all, and you can also have all the external drives be the same SCSI ID (only if you'll never
ever connect them together on a computer, that is.)

You can still get SCSI caddies and accessories online in different places, you'll just have to look around. They are super cheap now.

Mine are "Data Express" brand, with a tiny blue rhino as the logo.

Remember, you are looking for SCSI 1 type. Not for any other later ones, which went up to 4 or thereabouts.
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