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Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« on: September 14, 2008, 06:07:42 AM »
Hi all,

My brother recently upgraded his recording gear, and gave me
his Edirol R-1.  Currently, I'm using it with the stock 64 mb Roland
branded compact flash, and with a 1 Gb Transcend card.

The Transcend card works well, however when the power supply
is used there's some noise tarnishing the recordings.  I'd like to
use the R-1 with a 4 Gb cards.  There's a Roland web site with
a list of compatible cards, but it seems outdated.  I could also
find some posts on Taperssection, but the list dates back from
2005, so I'm not sure if these are still valid.

Finally, after reading some comments on a blog, I went and purchased
a 4 Gb Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash.  Unfortunately, the R-1
does not like it.  Upon insertion, it says 'No songs', but when I try
to record, it just instantly stops the recording and did not even
create a file.  I tried reformatting to FAT (and not FAT32), partitioning
it to a single 2 Gb partition, but to no avail.  Note that I upgraded
the firmware to the 1.03 version available on Roland's web site.

So what compact flash still available on the market do you guys use
with the R-1 ?  Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 08:29:58 AM »
i used a sandisk 4.0gb ultra II card with no issues whatsoever.

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 09:08:45 AM »
Did you format the card in the R1 or on a PC?

Best to do it in the R1.

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 10:04:45 AM »
I've had no problems with the plain blue Sandisk, and the Sandisk Ultra II.  I recently acquired a Sandisk Ultra III; it formats properly in the R1 but I haven't done any testing on it yet.

I had bad luck with the Kingstons.  I tried the Kingston elite pro with the lizard, and one with the flower, but they won't format in the R1.  I believe that other folks have had good results with the Kingston elite pro's.  If you can find the older elite pro (no picture, just blue and white), I think that many folks have used that one.

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 01:31:28 PM »
I formatted both in the R-1 and on a PC.  The formatting
operation is fine, the card is recognized, however as soon
as I want to record the recording stops with no file being
created.  I even went as far as booting onto a Linux system
to repartition the card to use just 2Go, so that standard
FAT16 could be used.

I can try to put files on the card and see if I can read these.

I'll have another look.  I bought the card from a shop on ebay
(price was not ultra cheap though, and the shop was UK based
and seemed reputable), and I'm wondering now whether it is
genuine or if it is a rebadged clone posing as a Sandisk.  I'll
have to check this next weekend since I won't have access
during the week to the equipment to read the name of the
controller (I need a PCMCIA/CompactFlash adapter).

I'd be interested to know whether the Ultra III works in the R-1
though.

Thanks for your advice and your help,

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 05:03:55 PM »
Hi all,

I finally ordered a Sandisk Ultra II 4 Gb from Amazon, and sure enough,
this works great with the R-1.

Thanks for the feedback !

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 07:40:14 PM »
I ordered and used this from Amazon until my father-in-law hi-jacked my cf card for his camera and never gave it back:

Lexar CF8GB-80-708 8GB Platinum II Compact Flash

It had 80x write speed and didn't have any problems or issues.  It formatted and worked well.  I haven't experimented with 16GB or greater sizes yet, but will report when I have more info.

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Re: Edirol R-1: which (recent) CompactFlash are compatibles ?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 05:32:38 PM »
SanDisk Ultra II 15mb/s    8GB

Formats & works!  Be careful of the fakes.  It has to say "15 mb/s".

The Edirol R-1's onboard powering is weak.  That's why it can't power up with newer 8GB flash cards.

« Last Edit: November 19, 2016, 05:42:51 PM by spyder9 »

 

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