I’ve owned two Akai samplers over the years.
The S-612 was the first sampler I bought. I think I got it about 1990 for $250. It came with the Akai MD-280 floppy disk drive and one set of Akai Factory Disks.
The S-900 I bought in perhaps 1992. I sold it in 2012 to help pay some of the cost of my Fairlight CMI IIx.