This sampler when I got i had the additional hard disk and the effects board already installed. I purchased it for £20 (college moth ball sale), as well as a S5000 (which I sold for £400!). This has many outputs for individual sound and effects paths and the editing possibilities are very deep. Over this sampler I still really like my Yamaha A3000 as it has some better features which suit my sound design style better. But both units have their different quirks and they both have their own uses! The S6000 also has a detachable screen and I had a really long cable for mine so I could have the editing screen at the keyboard and the sampler racked up on the other side of the room, which ad some really good uses!