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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2011, 04:45:07 PM »

The Class 10 cards are waaaaaayyyyy overkill. 

For Digital stereo recorders Class 4 Cards should be enough ... higher classes are maybe reasonable for simultaneous recording in 4 or more channels @ 24/96.

I encounter problems with class 4 transcend 16Go SD.
i can even feel how slow it is when i use it on my camera, takes much time to write pics on the sd than others (old unclassified) sd.
Hopping it's my bad luck, but i won't buy under class6.

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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2011, 06:26:12 PM »
The PNY 16 GB Flash Memory Card P-SDHC16G4-AZ I mentioned before is a class 4.  I've got 4 of them and had no problems with any of them in the PMD661.

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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2011, 09:48:13 AM »

I encounter problems with class 4 transcend 16Go SD.
i can even feel how slow it is when i use it on my camera, takes much time to write pics on the sd than others (old unclassified) sd.
Hopping it's my bad luck, but i won't buy under class6.

Maybe the device got problems with the card others will run that card fine, or you ordered a "bad charge". It´s a bit difficult:

Some SD cards are produced in different charges. On some shops (amazon) or speciallized shops for computer equipment you can find sometimes differenent listing of a card with all the same specs, but different production charges. Choose that one with the better reputation.

I pull stereo recordings in very good class 4 or even class 2 cards in 24/48 with no problems.

And always format the card in the machine you want to record with.

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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 12:25:19 AM »
FWIW the Transcend Class 10 16GB SDHC card I bought works great so far. Havent had a problem yet in about 30 minutes of record/play time.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VNKNEQ

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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2011, 11:03:11 AM »
Marantz PMD661 Firmware Update
Version A2.03

This firmware update increased SD card compatibility with the PMD661.  Most major brands of cards have been found to be compatible.  Please note that we cannot guarantee functionality with any third party product.  For further details please feel free to contact our technical support department at 630-741-0330 option 1 or techsupport@d-mpro.com

 
To check your PMD661's F/W version, please follow the steps below.
 
With the PMD661 in STOP mode, press the MENU button.  At this time, the menu list is displayed in the display section.
Press the PITCH+ or PITCH- buttons until the "F/W Version" Item is highlighted.
Press the ENTER button to display the units current F/W version.
 
If the version displayed on the PMD661 doesn’t match the latest version numbers posted above, please download the new version by clicking here and reading the installation instructions within the download.

The firmware update from Marantz is available here



Since I'm not having any card problems myself I'll be waiting to install the update at least until sometime next month after my current run of shows is over.  Don't want to risk introducing a problem.
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Re: Best sd cards for pmd 661 & best place to buy
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2011, 11:58:12 AM »


Thanks for the firmware link.  I'll be waiting a few days before I give it a try too.

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