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Success with Non Approved Series 6 Media

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I've been looking at getting 128/256 Gb SD cards to use in my 688 and 633 to use as the back up media. The approved SanDisk 128 appears to be no longer available. 

Is anyone successfully running larger capacity Non Approved SD cards? 

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the extreme pro 95mb/s would be a likely candidate, but might be worth to bug SD about updating the list with a 128/256GB card.

the extreme plus 80mb/s 128GB still seem to be available in germany in a few shops around 100-140EUR, shoot me a PM if worst comes to worst

chris

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Thanks Chris

I mate has confirmed that the Lexar 128 Gb 600x SD card works. 

I bought the 633x and that most definitely does not work ; freeze and locks out that drive

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8 hours ago, chris_bollard said:

Thanks Chris

I mate has confirmed that the Lexar 128 Gb 600x SD card works. 

I bought the 633x and that most definitely does not work ; freeze and locks out that drive

Many cards will work until they suddenly don't work, and cause a world of trouble at the worst possible time. I am sure SD will release bigger cards or will test new cards, but in the meantime just go with smaller capacities. The only reason for a big card is to archive several days or weeks of work. If you use a smaller card, you just have to copy it over to a hard drive more frequently. A small price to pay for peace of mind. But perhaps that's just me.

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42 minutes ago, RPSharman said:

Many cards will work until they suddenly don't work, and cause a world of trouble at the worst possible time. I am sure SD will release bigger cards or will test new cards, but in the meantime just go with smaller capacities. The only reason for a big card is to archive several days or weeks of work. If you use a smaller card, you just have to copy it over to a hard drive more frequently. A small price to pay for peace of mind. But perhaps that's just me.

+1   My thoughts exactly...  Personally, I drop data each evening on my CF...  Reformat and go fresh each day... SD card will keep a few days data...then thats archived as well...  Unless your on a show with no time, drive or laptop... or you don't want to do it in the jungle on "Naked and afraid",  I don't see any issue with a 64GB card lets say,  at all.  I always like to get the data off and somewhere else rather than let it sit on a card... for no particular reason.. To each their own workflow wise, your needs may be different..  

 

Good luck finding your SD card Chris... 

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Like I said dailies are CF. All sorted there. 

64 Gb are kind of in between for me. Maybe get 4 days on it. Would be nice to get a whole week and do the dump to back up hard drive at the end of the week. And it seems that the list of approved media hasn't changed or expanded for a long time - some of what is on it is no longer available. 

 

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15 hours ago, chris_bollard said:

Like I said dailies are CF. All sorted there. 

64 Gb are kind of in between for me. Maybe get 4 days on it. Would be nice to get a whole week and do the dump to back up hard drive at the end of the week. And it seems that the list of approved media hasn't changed or expanded for a long time - some of what is on it is no longer available. 

 

Like I said, dumping off more frequently to insure proper functioning of the machine seems wiser that using non-approved media :-)

I agree an updated list would be nice, as some of this media is less easy to come by. But in the meantime, stick with the list.

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15 hours ago, chris_bollard said:

Like I said dailies are CF. All sorted there. 

until the recorder locks up and the recording is neither on the CF nor on the SD card :/

rather unlikely to happen, but personally I also stick to approved media.

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I've had a bad experience with non approved cards. Had a non approved 16GB SD and approved 32GB CF, recorder locked up in the middle of the take, no recording found on both media. Stick to approved cards and as mentioned above, maybe try and dump dailies to an external hard drive, laptop or those fancy portable back up drives from Nexto or Sanho.

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