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edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« on: March 03, 2012, 10:17:51 AM »
looks like the part four thread is past its due date, so as the newest member of the team, i figured i would start a new thread (nolafishwater will have to lock part 4)....

old discussion wrapped up here.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 10:27:48 AM »
used the unit last night for the first time.

is the usb transfer slow for everybody..? was hoping to not have to pull the card out each time...

the final voltage number is voltage before shutdown, not what the battery is rated at, correct.? this is why the twelve volt setting will get a low batt warning with an ac adaptor, right..?

cant believe this thing is smaller than the hd-p2.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 02:04:56 PM »
I haven't found the USB transfer to be particularly slow. What are you comparing it to?

When I first got my R-44 that low battery warning was driving me nuts! You can get rid of that warning display by setting the power source switch on the unit to external battery. (Don't have my R-44 in front of me at the moment, so "external battery" might not be the correct name of the setting - but there's only a couple settings so it should be easy to figure it out.)

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 03:20:36 PM »
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2012, 05:06:31 PM »
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2012, 05:31:24 PM »
twenty minutes for less than five gigs to transfer. using a usb card reader, the same computer, and a cf card from the hd-p2, this size transfer would take half that time, if not less...
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 12:18:42 AM »
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I set the power setting to adapter for use with 9V DVD batts years ago and have never changed it and remove the card for transfers.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 07:34:42 PM »
Always got faster transfers not using the deck.  Considered it a field option if I was on the road and didn't have card reader handy.  BUt was defineatly slowest method of transfer.  Internal Teac reader fast, external reader ok, deck slow.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012, 07:53:17 PM »
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »
Always got faster transfers not using the deck.  Considered it a field option if I was on the road and didn't have card reader handy.  BUt was defineatly slowest method of transfer.  Internal Teac reader fast, external reader ok, deck slow.

Yeah, that seems to be the case.  Would not be surprised if the USB on the R-44 wasn't up to 2.0 spec.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012, 05:37:39 PM »
fcb, this is exactly what i thought, too.
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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 07:11:57 PM »
just got my R-44 with Oade concert mod and am trying to get it set up for use in the field.  with respect to the settings for use of the R-44 with an external battery, the manual says to select "final voltage" in the "system setup" menu.  i've done that and set the final voltage to 9v.  i have a Battery Geek battery that is switchable between 9v and 12v.  when the battery is set to 9v the R-44 gives me a "low battery" warning even though my battery is fully charged.  when i switch the battery to 12v (leaving the "final voltage" setting on the R-44 at 9v) the R-44 shows there is a fully charged battery attached.  is this normal?  i don't mind running my battery at the 12v setting if the R-44 prefers it, but i thought i'd have the option of running it at 9v without any issues.   thanks.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 07:48:39 PM »
if you check the manual, it calls the final voltage the lowest voltage possible before shutdown. so it should be lower than the regular voltage of your battery output. i run a twelve volt batt. i set it to 9 volts, and never see the low batt warning. it will turn off on you, too. i set the thing to twelve volts, and the ac adapter was connected, and i got the low batt message and then the machine shut down. that's when i posted one page back about this, and dug into the manual...

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 07:57:42 PM »
You shouldn't have any issues running the R-44 off of 9v.  I haven't run into any using the 9v DVD batteries.  Rather than set a final voltage value, I've always kept the Ext-Power setting on "Adapter" and had AA batteries in the deck's tray.  That way the unit sees the external battery as an AC source and, if it should run down, the R-44 will automatically and seamlessly switch over to the internal batteries if need be.

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Re: edirol/roland r-44 (part five)
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 08:26:07 PM »
thanks for the feedback.  it sounds like i have a couple of options...

1) set the final voltage to 9v and run my battery at 12v.
2) leave the R-44 set to "adapter", run my ext. battery at 9v and keep AA batteries in the R-44 tray as back-up.

i like options.... options are good.  i'll experiment and see what works best.
 

 

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