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Old January 5th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #16
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Re: PIX 240 Reviews?

That info is on the main website but the approved devices post in the forum has not been updated yet.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #17
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I believe the 470 is discontinued now, so Sound Devices had better get busy testing some more SSDs! I bought tow Sandisks and had a weird moment with one. For each SSD I have a caddy, and SSD1 had a real issue - when I put it into record, it tried, but then stopped and my PIX came up with a warning "Media is too slow"... But just before going to sleep I thought I would try it one more time - you know, just in case... And it worked! Tested all compression rates and it was fine..!

Weird...

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OK - so I tested it AGAIN, and it was once again SLOW! So I had to get it replaced for a new one, which works just fine - so lesson to TEST SSDs before you do a job, just because Sound Devices approves the SSDs it doesn't mean that the SSD is actually gonna work...I just didn't expect a SSD to be faulty...

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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #18
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Curious - are any of you using CF cards with your Pix units? That was my plan as they are lighter and convenient.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #19
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Yes I've got Sandisk Extreme 60MB/s CFs - even though Sound Devices don't have them on the approved list, they seem to work fine. I've gone for the SSDs though because they are cheaper - a 120GB SSD cost just a little more than a 32GB 60MB/s CF card... And I can also transfer the data via firewire from the pix Caddy at a faster speed than if I was using a CF cards and USB card reader... But CF cards make for a decent second option.

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