*Disclaimer* this is CF card sensitive - the system 'likes' some CF cards and 'mocks' others so please don't get mad at me if it does not work on your sampler. You'll need the SCSI card installed on your sampler and you might need to be familiar w/ setting SCSI ID numbers with the jumpers.
1) I got the idea from this site - but sourced my stuff through ebay as an experiment. So credit where credit is due
2) First I got one of these SCSI to IDE thingys:
3) Then one of these IDE to CF doofers from this local and very reasonable trader:
4) The CF card that worked for me was this (from another super-fast-delivering 'bayer):
However the A3000 only does eight 512 MB partitions, so I'm only using 4 GB of this. Still, this one worked a treat and it is *much faster* than the other two I tried - so Kingston Elite, you got yourself a job. I also tried a Transcend 2GB and a Transcend 4GB - the Transcend 2GB worked fine and the Transcend 4GB sulked forever so go figure.
5) Each board needs it's own supply. You'll need the power lead to go from the A3000 PSU 4 pin header to the new SCSI adapter card, and a Y to the CF card supply. The A3000 came with this - it's a generic supply found inside samplers (like the S5000 and S6000 use them. So you'll need:
The slightly atypical A3000 plug to a normal HD 4-pin + a Y to a smaller 'floppy style' plug for the CF card board.
6) you'll need a SCSI 'ribbon style' connector to jump off the board on the inside (assuming you're putting it inside the case like I did)
That's about it - the new SCSI card showed up on SCSI address 0 which was unused, so that was fine. My external CD is on SCSI 4 (off the back) and the Yam Self ID is on SCSI 1 so all was peachy. The rest you'll get out of the Yamaha Manual - the online PDF is easier to read and navigate (it's colour!) than the drab hard copy. [Volume] [Command] is where you go to bulk copy folders around the SCSI bus.....but you probably know that already
It's the most devastating moment in a young mans life, when he quite reasonably says to himself, "I shall never play The Dane!"