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Looking into getting some new cards for my Octatrack, mine have had a, shall we say unfortuante life, and submitted to lots of abuse.

So what is the biggest / best card to get?

Whats the best recommended?

I searched, but this forum is shit. So, yeah.

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SanDisk extreme as recommended by Cenk

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I used a SanDisk extreme and it always worked perfectly.

64 GB?

Nah I only had 32.

Sandisk extreme is probably the most durable choice. (Temperature, humidity, impact)

I’ve used kingston 64gb and transcend 32gb without major problems.

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the 32-gig transcend 400x was the recommended card a couple years back. that’s what i’ve used from the start without any problems.

fwiw, the search engine on the old forum still works, i find it more useful than this one’s.

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Random (Elektron) google searches always brings me to Elektronauts.

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I’ve been using a Lexar Professional 800x 64gb UDMA 7. Works like a charm.


it seems there’s a wide choice of SanDisk cards @ 160MB/s (1067x) at a very good price

Is such a big speed a real pros, or are there any cons (fragility, etc.)?

Lexar Professional 64 GB works fine for me. In my cameras I’ve been using Transcend cards for years without issues.

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AFAIK OT isn’t able to exploit higher speeds than 266x, but a faster card won’t hurt.

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I’m using a PixelFlash 64GB card in my OT, and it works great. The price has gone up significantly since I bought it last year, however:

I’ve got a Sandisk 32GB Extreme card arriving today for my MPC. I’ll report back if there’s anything of note with it, but the Sandisk cards always seem like a reliable choice.

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I got a Lexar Professional 1066x. It works fine so far but does not seem any faster than the Kingston that came with the OT. I have not had these long enough to comment on durability though.

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Ya I just use google to search the forum! I just search whatever it is I want and just put Elektronauts in there. Works better than the built in search 99% of the time.

Don’t bother. Just do a regular search.

Thanks for all the replies, I think I’ve worn mine out from overwork…

Would have thought that Eektron would have a list somewhere.

If cycle life (filling/formatting) is killing your cards you may consider These guys. These are what the Photographers I work for use they ain’t cheap and might be overkill for you but who knows?

And what about the SanDisk Extreme Pro 128 Go ? OT can handle ?

…i slways go for not bigger than 32 gigs…

and always with a prefixed folder structure not deeper than four folderlevels within folders…