V123 SFD EXE is a software program that can create floppy disk images for Roland keyboards. It is useful for users who want to transfer sounds, styles, and songs from their computer to their keyboard using a USB floppy drive emulator. The program can also convert existing floppy disk images to different formats.
To use V123 SFD EXE, you need to download it from a file sharing service such as 4shared[^1^]. The file size is about 304 KB and it does not require installation. You can run it by double-clicking on the V123_SFD.exe file. The program has a simple interface that allows you to select the source and destination files, the disk format, and the write mode. You can also choose to verify the disk image after writing it.
Some of the disk formats that V123 SFD EXE supports are:
720 KB (2DD)
1.44 MB (2HD)
1.2 MB (2HC)
640 KB (2D)
320 KB (1D)
You can also watch a video tutorial on how to use V123 SFD EXE on YouTube[^2^]. The video shows how to make a USB floppy block for a Roland E-86 keyboard using the software. The video also provides links to download sounds, styles, and songs for various Roland keyboards.
V123 SFD EXE is a handy tool for Roland keyboard users who want to backup or transfer their data using a USB floppy drive emulator. However, it is not an official product of Roland and it may not work with all models or versions of keyboards. Therefore, users should exercise caution and test the disk images before using them on their keyboards.
A USB floppy drive emulator is a device that replaces the original floppy drive of a keyboard or other device with a USB port. It allows users to use USB flash drives or memory cards as floppy disks. This way, users can store more data, access it faster, and avoid the problems of floppy disks such as wear and tear, corruption, and compatibility issues.
To install a USB floppy drive emulator, you need to remove the original floppy drive from your keyboard or device and connect the emulator to the same power and data cables. You may also need to adjust some settings on the emulator such as the jumper pins or the rotary switch to match the disk format of your device. You can then insert a USB flash drive or memory card formatted as FAT16 or FAT32 into the emulator and use it as a floppy disk.
Some of the benefits of using a USB floppy drive emulator are:
It can store up to 1000 floppy disks on a single USB flash drive or memory card.
It can read and write data faster than a floppy disk.
It can protect data from dust, moisture, and magnetic interference.
It can reduce noise and power consumption.
It can extend the lifespan of your keyboard or device.
To format a USB flash drive as FAT16 or FAT32, you can use a computer or a software program such as HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. You need to select the USB flash drive from the list of devices, choose the file system as FAT16 or FAT32, and click on Start. You can also choose to create a bootable disk or a DOS startup disk if you need to. Formatting a USB flash drive will erase all the data on it, so make sure you backup your files before doing it.
After formatting the USB flash drive, you can copy the floppy disk images that you created with V123 SFD EXE to it. You can use a file manager such as Windows Explorer or Total Commander to do this. You need to copy the disk images to the root directory of the USB flash drive and name them as IMAGE_000.IMG, IMAGE_001.IMG, IMAGE_002.IMG, and so on. The emulator will recognize these files as floppy disks and assign them to different slots.
To switch between different floppy disks on the emulator, you can use the buttons or the display on the device. You can also use a software program such as SFR1M44-U100K-R Software to manage the disk images on your computer and transfer them to the USB flash drive. This program can also create new disk images, edit existing ones, and convert them to different formats. 248dff8e21