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Compact Flash Cards

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by paniak17, Apr 8, 2005.


  1. Im using all 8 tracks on about a 6 minute song, what kind should i get? I'm thinking im gonna need alot of space. Umm i will be using a Boss BR-8. Thanks.
     
  2. Corbis

    Corbis Guest

    Feb 19, 2003
    Wamego KS
  3. it got some bad reviews....any others? im looking for cheaply priced/alright-great quality 512mb FlashCards. Thanks.
     
  4. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Go here.....

    www.dealram.com

    ... go to "find flash memory", and set the drop down to Compact Flash....
     
  5. http://dealram.com/prices/19/512MB.html

    what do you guys think i should get? i dont want to spend more than 50(with shipping and everything). What do the speeds mean? ex: Hi-Speed 40x? does that only matter with cameras?
     
  6. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Look in the owners' manual for the device you plan to ue it in; see if they call for a "minimum recommended speed".

    If not, go for price.
     
  7. I don't have the manual, and can't seem to find an online version. anyone have any experiance with this machine?
     
  8. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    If it's this dude, your owner's manual is there on the right, in PDF format.....

    http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/en/BR-864/index.html

    Look through it, but I'd be surprised if it requires anything beyond your normal, garden variety CF card. Probably just look for the best price offered by a reputable vendor.
     
  9. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
  10. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Lexar is probably one of the best brand names for these types of things.
     
  11. along time ago i found a chart that showed how many minutes you would get with lets say a 1 gig card, and then it divided it itno how many tracks you were using. Anyone seem to knwo where that is?

    EDIT: what do you guys think about this one?
    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=107057
     
  12. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Yep. Go up to that link I put in post #8, then click on "Specifications". It's not a chart, but the info is there, a few lines down.

    The ecost.com card looks good, but do be aware that Ecost adds a "handling charge" every time I've ordered from them. So, free shipping, but ~$5 handling.... kinda defeats the purpose of free shipping.... :meh:
     
  13. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  14. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Get a vanilla CF card. Those "high speed", "type II" , etc. cards will not work properly in the Boss recorders (they are meant for cameras). I use SanDisk, PNY and Kingston brands with my BR-864 and they all work fine.

    Look for online deals or wait for a sale. Seems to me Best Buy, Office Max and Staples have sale/rebate deals almost every week on CF cards. You should be able to get 512MB for $40 and 1GB for about $80.
     

  15. thanks. but will this one work

    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=107057

    if not can you send me a link to something you use that works. Thanks.
     
  16. 10-day bump-post.
     
  17. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
  18. Go for the biggest you can afford.