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D-108 Owner’s Manual (Formatting a Disk)
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8TRACK DIGITAL RECORDER
D-108
POWER
SCSI drive only is connected E-IDE hard disk is not installed
Exit from the SETUP mode by pressing the EXIT/NO
key (or STOP button).
The display will change to the program 1 time base
indication to which it will be set after formattting.
Switch to the REMAIN display by pressing the DISP
SEL key to check the recordable time after this
formatting.
After this check, press the DISP SEL key to return it to the
original time base display.
FORMATTING THE CURRENT DRIVE (SCSI disk)
How to format a removable disk (or hard disk) which is connected as the current drive.
Newly Formatting The Unformatted SCSI Disk
In the formatting explanation below, the D-108 is assumed to a SCSI type removable disk (or hard disk) for the current
drive and that an unformatted disk is not in the disk drive.
Switch ON power to both pieces of equipment.
The D-108 will display the [Initial...] message. This will
change to [No Disk]. In the case of a hard disk, following
the display of the [Initial...] message at switch ON of power,
the [Unformat!] message and enter the SETUP mode follows.
Continue from Step 3, below.
Set the unformatted removable disk in the current
drive.
After displaying [Current Dr] -> [SCSI drive name] ->
[Unformat!] messages, the D-108 will automatically enter
the SETUP mode [Disk Format?] menu and the [SCSI #] (# =
SCSI ID number) message will blink in the display.
After checking that [SCSI#] is blinking, press the
EXECUTE/YES key.
The ID number and the drive name will be displayed and
[SURE?] will blink in the display.
Then, press the EXECUTE/YES key again.
The display will change to record mode select and [8 track
format] will blink.
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Select the desired record mode with the JOG dial.
When the JOG dial is rotated, [8 track format] and [4 track
format] can be alternately selected. Either the [8 track
format] or [4 track format] can be selected only when the
SCSI drive is used as the current drive. Normally, when
making a recording with the D-108, the [8 track format] is
selected for formatting. The [4 track format] is selected
depending on the purpose of the recording.
After selecting the recording mode, press the
EXECUTE/YES key while pressing the RECORD
button.
Formatting will start in the selected recording mode. During
formatting, [REMAIN] will be lit in the display, the disk
unformatted area (capacity) will be displayed and counted
down with progress of formatting. [COMPLETED!] will light
upon completion of formatting and the disk will stop.
Exit from the SETUP mode by pressing the EXIT/NO
key (or STOP button).
The display will change to the program 1 time base display
(00m 00s 00f S01) to which it will be set after formatting.
Switch to the REMAIN display by pressing the DISP
SEL key to check the recordable time after formatting.
Press the DISP SEL key after this check to return it to the
original time base display. In order to eject the removable
disk from the current drive, press the EXIT/NO key while
pressing the STOP button. To format other removable disks,
after ejecting the formatted disk, load another one in the
current drive and repeat the above procedure.
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