To Save or Not to Save

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I have a new MPC LIVE with a New SD CARD. I save my work multiple times using the disk icon the folder icon and save as and i hit save again multiple times, i check the sd card to make sure it's there and it always is, until i shut down the mpc and turn it back on, then sometimes my work is saved sometimes not. WHAT IS THE DEAL?
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Space Ghost

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Al Yeska

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I'm not clear on what's going on. But I JUST woke up and have no coffee.
You need to first _Save As_, choose a location, then complete the file save process.
On powering down, you'll be asked if you want to save your project.

Quality does matter! Don't get cheap cards! Follow the directions- no exposures to your cards
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Al Yeska

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Dont allow your box to be disturbed by vibrations, or extremes, especially while performing memory tasks
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40Beatz Inc

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He's right. You have to make sure you have your Location Set right, when you "Save As".

Otherwise you may be saving beats to the Internal Memory in a Project Folder somewhere
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Starship Ghetto Byrd

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Looks like my solution's been said already - I sometimes find it saving to the "MPC Files" folder (or whatever it's called), rather than where I intend.

I used to feel like my changes were not being saved sometimes, but since I've been more attentive, I haven't felt that way. Then again, anything's possible and the machines act differently.
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Al Yeska

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I'm kinda sad I ever saved to the internal. What a hassle!

So my new digs are:

SATA Drive keeps sound libraries, samples, loops.
Internal Mem keeps kits and templates.
SD cards for songs and projects!
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Hey Space Ghost,

Thanks for posting!

Sorry to hear that you are having trouble. First, I would recommend verifying that your SD card is formatted in the exFAT file system. If you're unsure, try reformatting the card from your computer. Be aware that reformatting will wipe the drive so make sure that your Projects are backed up to a different location.

If you're still having trouble, it could be the card or reader itself. What is the capacity of the SD card? Are you able to save to a USB flashdrive or SSD?

Let me know!
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Thanks for the reply, I have an128 gb class 10 SanDisk Ultra Plus (SD CARD), that i formatted (exFAT). Last night wasted a hour and a half, today all saved well! I THINK IT'S GOT A MIND OF IT OWN!!!
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I typically hit save as first, go to projects, then i create a new folder and save it there. Sometimes it works sometimes i doesn't. I even hit save again after and hit the disc icon as well. It always appears to work, until i shutdown and turn on mpc live again.
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Hey Space Ghost,

Thanks for the information! I think I see what's going on here. The MPC hardware doesn't officially support SDXC cards. It will support SD/SDHC, however. This is most likely why your SD is acting erratically. To avoid this, I recommend using a SD that is not over 32GB storage or a USB flashdrive/SSD.