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USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« on: May 16, 2022, 05:59:47 PM »
Can someone tell me a good size USB thumb drive to carry for the rare case where I have board access and can simply hand the FOH a drive and walk away until the end of the show? 

32GB?  64GB? 128gb? bigger?
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Re: USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2022, 08:52:01 PM »
Most default to 24/48 in my experience, the x32's and Midas m32's and similar varieties. I dont think you need that big a drive, I think its more of the write speed that helps with consistenly initializing properly. Ive had good luck with 16's and 32's. These work.
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-Flair-Flash-Drive/dp/B015CH1GTO/ref=asc_df_B015CH1GTO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309776868400&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5007549727895732743&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002281&hvtargid=pla-382432124309&psc=1
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Re: USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 09:32:44 PM »
I know some devices have a max size for SD cards/USB drives.

32GB is gonna cover you for more than 24 hours of 24/48.
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Re: USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 12:50:01 AM »
Thanks guys.  I'm guessing 16gb-32gb and making sure that it is USB 3.0 compatible (for speed) is a great starting point.  I will make sure to put a few in my bag and leave a phone number on the drive itself just in case.
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Re: USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 11:39:49 AM »
Just one more fan of the 32GB usb drive. Used them successfully many times on both Midas and Behringer gear.

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Re: USB Drive capacity for soundboard data?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 01:57:18 AM »
16 or 32GB is great. Don't really even need USB3 speed but it doesn't hurt. I got a 16+ track recording from an Allen & Heath QU series on a USB2 stick.
Make sure it's got mostly empty space, but it's handy to keep some media files on a drive for testing device playback.
I keep some .MOV, .MP4, .M4a, .WAV, .FLAC, and a few .JPGs so I can test out media players and smart TV's at work.

Thanks guys.  I'm guessing 16gb-32gb and making sure that it is USB 3.0 compatible (for speed) is a great starting point. I will make sure to put a few in my bag and leave a phone number on the drive itself just in case.


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