The Format function lets you initialize a device. Pa900 uses a
PC-compliant device format (DOS FAT16 and FAT32):
Warning: When formatting a device, all data it contains is lost for-
Use this parameter to assign a name to an external device to be
Note: You cannot rename the label (name) of the internal volume.
When formatting the internal disk, the label cannot be edited.
(Text Edit) button to open the Text Edit window.
Enter the name, then touch OK to confirm and close the Text
Note: When changing the name to a device containing Standard
MIDI Files or MP3 files used in the SongBook, the links are bro-
ken. We suggest to give the device the same name it had before for-
matting. In case you changed the name, please use SongBook
Editor (freely available on www.korg.com) to edit the links.
Warning: It is not possibile to change the label (name) of the inter-
nal disk when Pa900 is connected to a PC through the USB port. If
you try to do it, the original name is restored by Pa900.
Touch this button, after having assigned a name to the volume,
to execute the Format command.
Here is how to format a device.
If formatting an external device, connect the device to the
USB Host port.
Choose the device to be formatted by using the Device
pop-up menu in the lower-left corner of the display.
Touch the Execute button in the display to confirm format-
The "If you confirm, all data in the media will be lost. Are
you sure?" message appears in the display. Touch Yes to
confirm, or No to cancel.
Note: When formatting the hard disk or an external USB
device, an additional warning appears, to avoid accidental
This page includes a set of backup and restore utilities. The
Backup command should be used for archiving purpose only,
since you will not be able to load individual data from a backup
file. To save data that must remain accessible with the normal
Media > Load operations, for example to load User data after
updating the Musical Resources, use the Media > Save opera-
Full Resource Backup
This command allows you to make a full backup of all the inter-
nal data on a target device. A ".BKP" file will be created.
Hint: This command cannot be used to save single items (like a
single Style, a bank of Performances...). To do that, use the Save
In case you are making the backup on an external USB
device, connect the device to one of the USB Host ports.
Be sure there is enough free space in your target device, or
the Backup procedure will not be completed.
Select the "Full Resource Backup" command, then touch
the Execute button in the display. The target device
If needed, select a different device, by using the Device
If you wish to save data inside another folder, select this lat-
ter and touch the Open button to open it. Touch the Close
button to go back to the parent folder.
Select the folder where to save data, and touch Backup to
save it. If nothing is selected, data will be saved to the cur-