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Boot-Start delay with drives plugged in /Standalone /Solution?

Hi, you might want to check out if your MPC in standalone mode has still boot/start
delays, if you have at least one drive plugged in ..which is write protected.

We're currently booting again quickly with having a SD card in mac format (which
the MPC can't write to) plugged in. Adding another write enabled (normal) drive
won't change boot time (quick boot in 10-15 seconds).

It works the same (quick) if you have a write protected SD card plugged-in at the
front (MPC-X) and any further drives at the back. To write protect a SD card the
little slider on the left of the card has to pulled towards you (back,not to the front!).

In short: One write protected drive seems to change the whole boot-start "issue".
Just plug-in one protected SD card and there you go. Boot-start back to normal.

CHECK/o
PSOUND
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  • Hey PSOUND,

    Thanks for posting!

    Thanks for your suggestion. The Akai development team is aware of this behavior and is investigating what might be going on. I want to make it clear that this is not a hardware issue with the MPC X and Live and a limited number of users are experiencing this behavior. If an update or any new information becomes available, I will be updating the community accordingly. Thank you!
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  • Hi, good to know that it's not a hardware issue etc. Anyway.. since using an USB
    stick in MAC/OSX format, the overall boot time is normal. That's very fine with us,
    since we didn't expect the MPC standalone to read Mac drives at all and by doing
    it ..issues get solved. Seems a funny winner (win-win-situation).

    Update: The "trick" (if it is any) does NOT work with drives connected via a USB-3
    hub. So, having one drive which is write disabled connected via a USB hub seem
    not to change the boot delay time. (as said: connecting only one write disabled
    drive directly to any of the USB ports (USB stick in MacOSX format) or use a SD
    card (with write disabled slider) in the SD card slot works (as of firmware 2.2.2.1).

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