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Re: AW: CFC Speeds for Repeater

Hi Gunnar (and all),

Thanks for the tips! I actually got an e-mail back from Electrix today saying that to get "the most" out of the Repeater, you do need to use cards with the Hitachi chipset. They referenced a post on their forum:


Following that would seem to give some clues.. apparently Pretec cards beginning with the code CFH have the right chipset.. but they're tricky to find.

Off to the trail of bread crumbs,

On Jan 18, 2005, at 12:14 PM, Gunnar Backman wrote:


I got this of the Electrix Forum since I had problems with my Simpletech 256 MBCF
"Recently I bought Pretec 512MB I-Grade CompactFlash Disk (Hitachi SAH05) Ref: CFH512EHG and it works perfectly."

Gunnar Backman
Brak(E)man Prod/Brakophonics
E-mail brakophonic@telia.com

As far as I understand it, CFCs destined to work are those with a
Hitachi chipset (information from Electrix or from their user group, and
they weren't more specific as to which chipset of Hitachi. Guess it's
the one which was available when the Repeater was released). From
sustained write/read speed, you can do the math yourself, ending up with
something well below 1MB/s.


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Tom Griesgraber [mailto:tom@thossounds.com]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Januar 2005 19:12
An: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Betreff: CFC Speeds for Repeater

Hi all,

Like many folks I got a new digital camera for Christmas, and it of
course came with a pretty small CFC. In buying a new one for it I
learned that some manufacturers are now giving write speeds on their
CFC. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this and the

Lexar is making CFC that are labeled things like 4X, 8X... and I've
seen as high as 80X. For my camera I opted for a 512MB 40X which they
claim is capable of a sustained write speed of 6.0MB per second (they
say nothing about read speeds). "X" to them means 150KB per second. I
tried this card in the Repeater and while it seemed ok for some small
mono loops, as soon as I tried stereo recording the Repeater instantly
reported "CFC SLOW"

I also tried the 16MB Lexar 8X that came with the camera and got the
same results (stereo looping was too much for it).

So.. The SimpleTech 128MB I bought from Electrix years ago is still the
biggest CFC I've found that works. Of course.. there's always the 80X
Lexar (?)

Anybody have any other findings?


Tom Griesgraber