Thanks for the welcome!
Well, I've spent the last few days trying to get a CF-card working.
I bought an adaptor, which I have seen somebody use on YouTube and a friend of mine had a handful of old CF-cards ranging from 1GB to 4GB.
But none of the cards will boot up.
No matter how I try (FAT32, FAT, erase the card complete), I get the same result: the VS880 powers up, gets to "Setup IDE" and then it just stalls with the midi/disk LED indicating that it is trying to read from the CF-card.
I'm guessing that perhaps it's the adaptor?
I've tried with the following cards:
Kingston 4GB, 133X, elite pro
Kingston 1GB, 50X, elite pro
Kingston 4GB, 45X, elite pro
SanDisk 4GB, Ultra II, 15MB/s
Transcend 4GB, 133 (brand new card).
On the adaptor is written:
CF-IDE44/2.0mm adaptor V.H2.