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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:04 pm

Tanks Wonks :thumbup: 4GB looks about right, 3GB is roughly 3 hours of stereo at 24/48 leaving plenty for firmware and any global stuff that needs storing.
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:21 pm

Amusing that it's all down to a little SD card! It's kind of a shame that Roland didn't feel they could let us have an external card slot and choose the storage size for ourselves. It would also be far more convenient for moving data around and keeping backups.

30 minutes of storage is way more than plenty for my needs. It wouldn't surprise me if other aspects of the machine disallow putting a larger capability card in. Has anyone tried that we know of?
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 pm

Not with the 505 but, if my 300 has a microSD inside I definitely will (but not 'till it's out of warranty).

Years ago, when I had an RP-20, I would have killed for a CF slot (like my SPD-S has). microSD is the new SD is the new CF.........

Now 3 hours is probably enough TBH, and even my stomp box sized RP-3 has that!
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby Charlie1975 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:38 pm

Greetings from Holland, I've been working with the RC505 for 3 years now, but recently i bought a new one. Now i would like to transfer all my files from the old one to the new one. There's no problem with the audiofiles and also the MEMORY and SYSTEM-files are transmitted to my new RC505, but the a problem occurs. As soon as disconnect my new RC from my laptop the new MEMORY-file I just send to the new RC is deleted an the old MEMORY-file re-appears. This means that the different frases don't have there names or any other information like assign1 Switch or volume information. How can I succesfully store my new MEMORY-file onto my new RC505?
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:15 am

I have just bought a RC-300 and had issues when I first tried to save the factory loops and a few I had done. The manual says you must delete the 'Roland' folder from the RC-300 before copying the backup to the onboard memory, I did so and restored the backup, as far as I can tell (having only had it a week) everything is now working as expected.
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby sm7x7 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Well, opened up my RC-505 and - yes! - there IS a micro SD card of 4gb capacity. Didn't have any larger capacity card at the moment, and exchanged for another 4gb card. It shown damaged data error immediately. I then updated the OS and factory restored the looper. After it everything started as intended :bouncy: Later will try a 32gb card.
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Re: Boss RC-505 - Saving Sytem Settings

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:55 pm

I've a feeling that 4GB might be the max memory the OS can address but let us know if it does work (I'm an inveterate 'fettler' and have Boss RC3, 30 & 300 loopers but, TBH 3 hours of loop memory is probably as much as I'll ever need)
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