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microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« on: October 18, 2005, 10:46:09 AM »
i just joined the microtrack team.  just wondering what everybody is using for media, flash or microdrive.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2005, 10:52:10 AM »
I'm using a 6GB Hitachi Microdrive. Many others use them as well. Several use CF cards. All work just fine, but one is alot cheaper than the other. It also appears the Dane-Elec CF cards have some issues?

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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005, 11:39:14 AM »
is it confirmed that microdrives work fine?  any good/bad experiences worth noting?

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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2005, 12:15:52 PM »
I've got both a Kingston 4gb CF card and a 4gb Hitachi microdrive.  I mainly use the CF card which has worked great -- no issues.  I've only tested the microdrive at home and had no problems with it.  I lent the 4gb microdrive to scottsch3 for a Duo show since he had just got his MT and his CF card hadn't yet shown up.  He used is for the Duo's 1:45 single set and it worked fine.  Nice thing is the Hitachi microdrive was only $75 from ebay.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2005, 12:25:06 PM »
It also appears the Dane-Elec CF cards have some issues?



the only issure i am having with mine is this:

when i go to download the recording, my desktop PC tells me that the drive is corrupt.  I hooked it up to my laptop and it downloaded everything fine.  so, the laptop is the work-around for now, and i just dump the recordings from there to a firewire drive and i am good to go.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2005, 12:40:06 PM »
is it confirmed that microdrives work fine?  any good/bad experiences worth noting?

All appears well on my end. No complaints. I got the 6GB of eBay for $99. Not sure if they are still around, but a hell of a deal.

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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2005, 06:48:38 PM »
flash cards are the best option I think that solid state recording is way cooler than using a micro drive its more robust and the battery should last longer

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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2005, 09:40:03 PM »
I've got both a Kingston 4gb CF card and a 4gb Hitachi microdrive.  I mainly use the CF card which has worked great -- no issues.  I've only tested the microdrive at home and had no problems with it.  I lent the 4gb microdrive to scottsch3 for a Duo show since he had just got his MT and his CF card hadn't yet shown up.  He used is for the Duo's 1:45 single set and it worked fine.  Nice thing is the Hitachi microdrive was only $75 from ebay.

Todd, what sample/bit rates have you tested the microdrive for?
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 11:19:02 PM »
I've only tested the microdrive at 16/44, but Scott ran it at 24 bits for the Duo.  I don't know if it was 24/44 or 24/48, but he did say it came out fine.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2005, 01:17:25 AM »
I've run several shows 24/96 with a 6gb Hitachi/Apple microdrive with no problems. I am currently running my Lemosax into the MT using the analog line-in.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2005, 02:50:47 AM »
Those Hitachi microdrives must be tanks if they can handle 24/96 recordings.  Nice job fellas.

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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2005, 09:14:34 AM »
Those Hitachi microdrives must be tanks if they can handle 24/96 recordings.  Nice job fellas.

I wonder how the Hitachi would do in a PMD 671?
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2005, 10:01:06 AM »
The only thing that would concern me with using the Hitachi microdrive that I own, would be if for some reason the sound of the microdrive spinning somehow translates into an audible noise when recording through the analog inputs. I have NOT noticed any audible occurrences of microdrive noise yet, but it wouldn't surprise me to hear someone mention this.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2005, 11:32:12 AM »
Thanks for all your input guys.
i'm thinking the Hitachi 6 gb microdrive for the price per gig ratio, then when i can afford it get a couple of 4 gig flash cards.
My microtrack will be here on friday.  i'm looking forward to doing 24/48.
keep up the good work out there pulling good recordings.
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Re: microtrack 24/96 flash card or micro drive?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2005, 06:52:45 PM »
Grabbed a 6gb apple microdrive off ebay & damn, that thing will last longer than the batteries on the MT!
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