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I really need a 128GB SD card for my sound Devices 688 and 664, however the "approved" 128GB SD cards are no longer available.  

 

So I decided to order a couple Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC cards, UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN.

 

I have begun to test the card by recording to it until it is full, using my 688 with 16 channels "armed", tone generator turned on, automixer (Dugan) turned on, and occasionally going over to the 688 and turning a bunch of knobs and fiddling around with the menus.  After the card is completely full and the recorder stops, I do a quick format from within the 688, then I start over and do it again.  So far I have "filled" the card and reformatted 8 times (about 15 hours and 3 minutes record time), and best I can tell all appears to be okay.

 

Any suggestions as to what else I should do, or consider doing as a "test" before I put these cards into service?

 

Thanks,

Tom

 

 

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Start and stop and start recording a few times, sometimes very close together. Write something in the notes, generally simulate a regular work day, but within a short timespan, repeat until card is full, then repeat again

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Check Files with waveagent if Metadata eg Date and erverything Is ok. I had in an earlier Firmware wrong Dates appear and Descend with 64gb sdxc cards but not with 32gb Sdhc. 

 

Should be sorted though. 

 

 

Too bad That These cards in Germany are different letters/ Model number.

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On 12/26/2017 at 4:13 PM, TomBoisseau said:

I really need a 128GB SD card for my sound Devices 688 and 664, however the "approved" 128GB SD cards are no longer available.  

 

So I decided to order a couple Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC cards, UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN.

 

I have begun to test the card by recording to it until it is full, using my 688 with 16 channels "armed", tone generator turned on, automixer (Dugan) turned on, and occasionally going over to the 688 and turning a bunch of knobs and fiddling around with the menus.  After the card is completely full and the recorder stops, I do a quick format from within the 688, then I start over and do it again.  So far I have "filled" the card and reformatted 8 times (about 15 hours and 3 minutes record time), and best I can tell all appears to be okay.

 

Any suggestions as to what else I should do, or consider doing as a "test" before I put these cards into service?

 

Thanks,

Tom

 

 

 

When the 664 came out there was an approved media list with a San Disk Ultra 64gb SD card on it. After awhile the card was removed from the approved list. I only bring this up because I'm assuming they tested the card rigerously prior to approval but then several months later had to delist it after some issues arose. So even after the testing you've done, I'd still be weary. That being said, I believe Scott Farr (he posted it on JW a few years back) was using unapproved Lexar media without issue, so it can happen. Good luck. Keep us posted. 

 

PS. The other part I'm curious about is why not just use the 64gb approved cards? According to SD's audio calculator you'd get over 8 hours 24/48 wav files when recording 16 tracks on a 64. 

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On ‎12‎/‎29‎/‎2017 at 1:54 PM, Matthew Marzano said:

 

When the 664 came out there was an approved media list with a San Disk Ultra 64gb SD card on it. After awhile the card was removed from the approved list. I only bring this up because I'm assuming they tested the card rigerously prior to approval but then several months later had to delist it after some issues arose. So even after the testing you've done, I'd still be weary. That being said, I believe Scott Farr (he posted it on JW a few years back) was using unapproved Lexar media without issue, so it can happen. Good luck. Keep us posted. 

 

PS. The other part I'm curious about is why not just use the 64gb approved cards? According to SD's audio calculator you'd get over 8 hours 24/48 wav files when recording 16 tracks on a 64. 

 

 

Well, the 688 is saying 15hrs for a 128GB card.  I might be able to get away with a 64GB card, but that wouldn't give me any wiggle room for some of the "all day" events I've been doing.  128GB is much safer (assuming of course that it works reliably). 

 

So far the Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC card (UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN) seems stable!

 

Tom

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11 hours ago, TomBoisseau said:

 

 

Well, the 688 is saying 15hrs for a 128GB card.  I might be able to get away with a 64GB card, but that wouldn't give me any wiggle room for some of the "all day" events I've been doing.  128GB is much safer (assuming of course that it works reliably). 

 

So far the Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC card (UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN) seems stable!

 

Tom

Is a double recorder system planned/viable in the context? Any hiccups on a single long record could be painful. 

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