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#373219 - 02/03/2021 14:55 Re: largest hard drive possible [Re: Mr_Maniacal]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14277
Loc: Canada
I don't have any recent experience with newer CF cards, but if you stick with name brand they'll probably be fine. Sandisk, Lexar.

Many of my own empegs have no-name or A-Data CF cards in them from more than 10 years ago.

So, look for a "CF" type card (not CFexpress, not CFast, not XQD), and stay at 128GB or less. Anything larger will be troublesome for the empeg with its limited RAM.


Edited by mlord (02/03/2021 14:59)

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#373221 - 03/03/2021 22:46 Re: largest hard drive possible [Re: mlord]
Mr_Maniacal
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Registered: 21/04/2002
Posts: 33
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
The largest sandisk I could find in a regular CF was 128 gb. The adapter has a master and a slave slot. Tony said it would be wise to use one card instead of 2. I have high quality mp3(bit rate of at least 320 or flacs, I may try and use some WAVs. All which use a lot of hard drive memory, but use less song names to use less file indexing. I figured buying a 256 gb card, which seems to be hard to find unless its a type B Compact Flash, which has larger dimensions. I think I found a lexor that is 256 gb though. I am still looking. If you know of any please let me know.

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#373222 - 04/03/2021 01:34 Re: largest hard drive possible [Re: mlord]
mlord
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Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 14277
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: mlord
.. stay at 128GB or less. Anything larger will be troublesome for the empeg with its limited RAM.

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#373227 - 04/03/2021 20:03 Re: largest hard drive possible [Re: Mr_Maniacal]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31391
Loc: Seattle, WA
A pair of 128s should theoretically work, as long as the master/slave thing functions correctly on the IDE connector.

The reason to recommend one drive rather than two is that one drive is simpler than two, it simplifies some of the steps and reduces chances for things going wrong with the installation.
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