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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2006, 12:35:25 PM »
I use a Transcend 8GB and get it on the first file of the night.  After that no problem.  I have gotten use to it happening so, it doesn't bother me any more.  I always format after I am all set up so, the first time it happened it was not big deal.  It has never happened with my 4gb Kingston. 
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2006, 02:42:27 PM »
I use a Transcend 8GB and get it on the first file of the night.  After that no problem.  I have gotten use to it happening so, it doesn't bother me any more.  I always format after I am all set up so, the first time it happened it was not big deal.  It has never happened with my 4gb Kingston. 

One thought I had was that maybe the cards that have the problem have just slightly more capacity than the ones that aren't having the problem and they are beyond some memory barrier or something (speaking of which, has anyone gotten and tried a 16GB card yet?). 

The capacity of my Sandisk is: 12 hours, 51 minutes 23 seconds or 8,200,970,240 bytes
I also have a Seagate 8GB MicroDrive.  It's capacity is: 12 hours, 30 minutes 32 seconds or 7,979,319,296 bytes

(the time is the record time at 44.1/16 bits as reported by the MicroTrack, the bytes is the capacity number (not just free space) of bytes reported by Windows XP after formatting the card in the MicroTrack and then immediately booting into card reader mode with it.

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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2006, 03:35:34 PM »
My transend 8gb is 8,291,297,656 bytes.  I think you are on to something.
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2006, 08:09:58 PM »
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This one is cheap and works very well. No cables to hack either.
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Does any one know how much run time you can expect using 4 AA batteries, with the MT capturing S/PDIF 24/48 (no phant.pwr, CF card)?


my guess is ~8 hours then when or if they die, your internal should smoothy take over.
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2006, 06:29:35 PM »
Anyone with any other 8GB cards encounter the problem? Anyone see it with the 4GB Kingston?
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I'm running 1.4.5 and am getting the Media Full Message every other time I press the REC button with the 4GB Kingston Elite Pro CF card.

It did work fine, other than this minor annoyance at the UM show last night.
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2006, 06:41:32 PM »
I use a Transcend 8GB and get it on the first file of the night.  After that no problem.  I have gotten use to it happening so, it doesn't bother me any more.  I always format after I am all set up so, the first time it happened it was not big deal.  It has never happened with my 4gb Kingston. 

Have you tested the Transcend 8GB with firmware 1.4.5?
 
And if so, is the Transcend 8GB the lowest price 8gb card that is "TS certified"  :) to work with the MT reliably?

I'm considering buying the Transcend 8GB as the next quality card is nearly $100 more...

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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2006, 11:26:43 AM »
Anyone with any other 8GB cards encounter the problem? Anyone see it with the 4GB Kingston?
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I'm running 1.4.5 and am getting the Media Full Message every other time I press the REC button with the 4GB Kingston Elite Pro CF card.

It did work fine, other than this minor annoyance at the UM show last night.


Can you tell me what your settings are and your input source?  I can try to see if it happens with my 4GB Kingston Elite Pro card as well. Also, what is the card capacity after formatting (as shown by Windows).  Mine is: 4,195,864,576 bytes.  If yours is exactly the same I'd say that increases the likelyhood that both of our cards are exactly the same model using the same components.

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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2006, 12:59:53 AM »
So do you guys think its worth $80 more for a lifetime warranty CF card from Kingston:
http://www.amazon.com/Compactflash-Card-8GB-45X-Speed/dp/B000G700SE/sr=8-3/qid=1164175157/ref=sr_1_3/104-6911184-2670328?ie=UTF8&s=pc

Versus the $169.00 Transcend card?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820208050

 ???

Has anyone heard anything about long term reliability of Transcend CF cards?  How generic or real deal are they?
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2006, 03:21:48 PM »
BTW, the Transcend cards have lifetime manufactures warranty beyond the 1 year replacement offered by NewEgg:

http://www.transcendusa.com/Support/Warranty.asp?LangNo=0&Func1No=2&Func2No=29#29

I'm going to buy a 8gb to use in my MT:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820208050
 
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2007, 12:05:51 PM »
has anyone used the kingston 8gb ULTIMATE 133x
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2007, 03:55:53 PM »
well i got ripped off on ebay
won a kingston 8gb card for $60, never got it
the guy had 100% feedback too, ebay now has cancelled all his auctions and he stopped replying to me :(

Dude- I got ripped too, probably the same guy-  >:( I knew better too, no paypal, and he had me send the payment to "Jorge Carlos" in Fl.  3 hours after emailing it, I get an email from Ebay telling me to not send payment!  I tried to recall the mail, but they delivered it any way.  Funny thing is the guy is still responding to my emails, saying he shipped it - he reply's as pitcart1@yahoo.com

Any way, ebay will cover up to $200 - a $25 service fee to refund scams like this, but you have to make your claim within 30days of auction, have proof of payment, etc.  Assuming I don't get the card this week, I'm filling a claim and reporting dude to the federal postal inspector and Fl. police, etc.

So, I ended up buying a 4gb Kingston Elite on new egg until the 8gb prices come down.  Pretty good price, $94.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820160034

As the others said, I think its best to completely avoid memory on Ebay...   :o

thats him
i even told him i didn't trust him and was checking into him before i sent money
everyone including ebay came back as a good person to deal with - he must have been setting us up with all the good deals and such
go fill out the ic3.gov and usps.com mail fruad forms too along with the ebay ones

edit on the sandisk linked above too--i checked into that and it seems to be real, 2 people confirmed the ones they got from the same seller were

He probably hijacked some honest persons account. That happened to me some months ago. Ebay fixed everything, but I am sure a lot of people got burned. They changed some of my personal data, not all, and occasionally I still get an angry call which eBay tells me to ignore. They did fully restore the correct 100% feedback, so I guess if you are dealing with a good feedback person and they are not acting as such, move on or call eBay and voice the concern. A total nighmare for everyone except the rip off artist!
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2007, 12:21:38 AM »
Quote from: manleyf link=topic=74016.msg#msg date=
BTW, the Transcend cards have lifetime manufactures warranty beyond the 1 year replacement offered by NewEgg:

http://www.transcendusa.com/Support/Warranty.asp?LangNo=0&Func1No=2&Func2No=29#29

I'm going to buy a 8gb to use in my MT:
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E
 

I have a Transcend 8GB 120x that I purchased from Fry's on 9/8/06.  I used it in my MT exclusively and recorded maybe 20-30 shows with it.  I just now 8/1/07 (Johnny Winter) ran in to a problem where the MT froze and locked up after about an hour and 10 minutes.  At least that is what the display showed after the show.  None of the buttons had any effect - even holding down the power button would not do anything.  The only way to get the MT to respond was to eject the CF card and then the MT would power down. 

I did not suspect the CF and downloaded the latest firmware (1.4.6) and the problem repeated itself again 8/23/07 (Rodney Crowell) where the MT locks up around 1 hour 30 minutes.  BTW, I formatted the Transcend CF card in the MT before using and the hold button was on.  I ran a test with a Kingston CF card and everything recorded fine - it recorded the max file time and then started a new file.  I tested again with the Transcend card and it failed again. 

I am gonna stick to the "premium" name brand CF cards now. 


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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2007, 10:11:51 AM »
good to know +T
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2007, 07:14:04 PM »
Hmm- I've been using it for hours and hours of recording with no problems. 

Maybe you just got a flakey one, I trust mine pretty well at this point.
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Re: best 8GB CF card for Microtrack 24/96?
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2007, 11:21:54 PM »
good luck with Transcend but one thing I have learned over the years building computers and such is that you don't skimp on any part just to save money.

you get exactly what you pay for.  My Kingston 8gb has never messed up on me.
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