[access-uk] Re: Flash cards speed issue

  • From: "Steve Nutt" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 21:10:52 +0100

Hi Ray,

No more thoughts, except to warn people that the Milestone doesn't like fast
cards, even with Firmware 3.  In fact the Milestone is pretty crap as a card
reader.  If you buy one of these things, be sure to buy a card reader and
transfer your stuff that way.  And this is SD cards, not CF.

All the best


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Ray's Home
Sent: 09 August 2007 14:22
To: Access-Uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Flash cards speed issue

A couple of days back I reported here on the problem I had with getting an
Edirol R1 to work with a 2GB card.  Well, I was advised by the guy who runs
Inquitaudio to try a much slower card, and he in fact has sent me a couple
of 2GB 12x cards, and the Edirol is happy with them.  They are Integral
brand cards.

So, the fastest card isn't necessarily the one to go for, and the guy I
spoke with said a Marantz machine that worked OK with 40x cards, wouldn't
work with a 50x card.  As faster cards are usually more expensive then you
can save a bit of money and have less risk of incompatability.

Of course the CF standard seems to be becoming obsolete now, many
manufacturers are designing equipment to work with the newer SD cards, which
are much smaller, but maybe not prone to the possibility of bent pins if you
swap cards a lot.

I only say all of this because I hope it might just help prevent grief
buying cards that turn out not to work for machines like the Bookport, Book
Currier, Plextor and other machines that we tend to use.

If anyone has more thoughts on the technicalities of memory cards I'd be
interested to hear them as I shall be using these a lot more now, as all of
us will be.


From Ray
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