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  1. David
  3. Wednesday, 06 March 2019
My Motif xf doesnt seem to want to recognize my external hard drive. Any thoughts?
Im getting error message:
Cant access to the host
Responses (4)
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Try making smaller partitions... it simply maybe too large to view and review the entire drive as a single entity.
Use your computer to create smaller (FAT32) partitions.
  1. more than a month ago
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thanks Bad Mister.
I have a follow up question:
windows 8.1 is only offering exFAT and NTFS.
Would one of those work?
Also there are options for Allocation unit size. What do you recommend?
  1. more than a month ago
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exFAT is a replacement for FAT32... its what Flash Drives (thumb drives) are formatted to normally. Make sure there is no COPY PROTECTION software involved with the drive (that can prevent music devices from writing to them).

We don't really do computer geek stuff here too much - but i can refer you to some reading material:

What's the difference between FAT32, exFAT and NTFS

I don't know anything about your drive or what size it is even, but my best guess is it is way too big... I can continue to guess, or you can provide some info, that way we don't have to send you hunting for the answers yourself. When external Hard Drives don't work it is usually because they are too, too big... or they have COPY PROTECTION software that interferes with the Keyboard using the drive.

A keyboard does not like to look into a big blank area mulitple Terrabytes in size (that's more music data than you'll probably make in a lifetime if you recorded every minute of the day).
Most people use smaller drives (Flash Drives) 2GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB...
  1. more than a month ago
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I see. The drive is a toshiba usb 3.0 external hard drive, 500gb. I dont see anything about copy protection in the documentation, but if partitions dont work i ll call the company.
Thanks again!
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