-1. Route 66 Studios never answers...
Well in fact i don't care about Route 66 Studios, this is not my business...
2. Floppy Drive Solutions...
You are here on the HxC Floppy Emulator support forum.
The aim of this forum is to help people having trouble with the emulator.
It seems that this is your case.
3. The HxC Floppy Drive Emulator does not work on the Roland W-30 and S-330 Samplers. I have an associate who has a HxC Floppy Drive Emulator and he let me try it on the units before he installed it on his own "verified" gear. I wanted to test it before I buy one because there is "zero" info on this forum about whether it will work or not. Also please do not be confused with the Roland S-760 and S-770 series samplers which have a completely different floppy drive system.
I need more informations. I need to know how you did the test and what happen exactly to understand what is the problem (leds behaviour etc...).
There are a lot possible source of problems. The most common are a bad jumper setting and/or a bad floppy image parameters (number of sector/track/side...).
If the W-30/S-330 floppy disk is so special, try to read it with the integrated read tool of the hxc floppy emulator software and send me the floppy image. Or you can send me a floppy disk by mail if you want.
If you do some research on the Roland W-30 and S-330 drives and system you'll find that they require operating systems to reside on the disks. Plus they require a drive check of some sort when powering the sampler. I am not sure the exact technical process, but these are not standard 720KB drives like on a Kawai Q-80 for example. Nor can the W-30 and S-330 use an 1.44 floppy.
The operating system on the floppy disk isn't an problem. You just need to get a copy. This is not the first sampler working like this (Emax series for example).
And regarding the disk geometry this not a problem, the emulator support all of them. You just need to know the geometry parameters. For this read a W-30/S-330 floppy disk with the hxc floppy emulator tool and/or send me a W-30/S-330 floppy disk.
Believe me, if the HxC Floppy Drive Emulator worked on the Roland W-30 and S-330 samplers, I wouldn't need to advertise anything. People would be ALL OVER the HxC Floppy Drive Emulator. It would be a miracle!!
I don't believe you, and no there are no miracle here
The HxC Floppy emulator is able to emulate all non-standard disk geometry. What you need to know is the W-30/S-330 disk geometry.
So this only a parameters problem.
If I'm wrong, please someone other than the admin and product developer let me know.
As often, you will don't get any answer because you are probably the first one trying it on these samplers