BR-800: SYMPTOM: Receiving "Drive Busy" Message

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Receiving a "Drive Busy" message indicates that the SD memory card has accumulated fragmentation. We recommend backing up all of your data and then formatting the memory card to clear out the fragmentation. To avoid receiving this message, format the memory card every 3 months if the unit is being used constantly or every 6 months if the unit is being used only occasionally. The following steps will guide you through the SD Memory Backup, Format and Recover procedures.

SD Memory Backup:

  1. Connect a USB cable between the computer and the BR-800.
  2. On the BR-800, press the MENU button.
  3. Cursor to "USB," and then press ENTER.
  4. Cursor to "BACKUP," and then press ENTER. The BR-800 begins to communicate with your computer.
    • Windows—a window appears on your computer with the files and folders from the BR-800 memory card. If this window does not appear, click on the Windows (or Start) icon on the bottom-left of your computer screen and then select "My Computer" (or "Computer). The BR-800 (or "Removable Disk") icon will be in Devices with Removable Storage.
    • Mac OS X—double-click on the "BR-800" (or "Removable Disk") icon that is added to your computer's desktop.
  5. Select the "Roland" folder in the BR-800's memory card and copy, or drag, the "Roland" folder to your computer. This can be your Desktop or a backup folder that you have created.
    Caution:
     Do not change the names or locations of any files or folders. Doing so will cause the backup to be non-recoverable.
  6. After the copying has completed, properly disconnect the BR-800 from your computer: 
    • Windows—Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows task tray to un-mount the USB memory.
    • Mac—Drag the Drive icon of the USB memory into the trash in the dock.
  7. Press EXIT and then ENTER on the BR-800.

Card Format:
Caution: Formatting erases all contents on the memory card.

  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Cursor to "SD CARD," and then press ENTER.
  3. Cursor to "FORMAT," and then press ENTER three times.

SD Memory Recover:

  1. Connect a USB cable between the computer and the BR-800.
  2. On the BR-800, press the MENU button.
  3. Cursor to "USB," and then press ENTER.
  4. Cursor to "BACKUP," and then press ENTER. The BR-800 begins to communicate with your computer.
  5. On your computer, select the backed up "Roland" folder that will be loaded (recovered) into the BR-800. This is the "Roland" folder that you previously backed up in the "SD Memory Backup" portion of this article.
  6. Drag the backup "Roland" folder into the “BR-800” (or “Removable Disk (*:)”) icon on the computer.
    NOTE: You may encounter messages verifying that it is all right to overwrite certain files—you should select “YES” in every instance.
    WARNING: This will erase all of the contents in the BR-800's memory card and replace them with your backup files and folders.
  7. After the recovery has completed, properly disconnect the BR-800 from your computer.
  8. Press EXIT and then ENTER on the BR-800.