This is probably a bit specific for most people on here, but I'm looking into using compact flash cards as a mirroring solution for our Deva 5.8 at work. Does anyone know if there is a capacity limitation as to which cards can be used?

Note: I'm not concerned about speeds, I've found out the minimum specs for that [10Mb/s] and those are easily cleared. I just want to make sure I'm not going to buy the wrong cards before I try to convince the money people here to let me do it.

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I don't believe there is a capacity limitation. Or at least not one within a reasonable price range of compact flash cards. I've used anywhere from a 1gb card to a 32gb card on both the 5.8 and the Fusion 12, and I've never had a problem. I've used a whole range of brands of cards, never had one that didn't work. Never used anything above a 32gb card, but I don't suspect you'll be attempting to use one. I'm using the most recent firmware, so as long as you are, I suspect you'll be pretty much fine with any card you get, assuming it meets the speed standards (as you said, 10Mb/s +).

Good luck!

BTW, nice to see a Zaxcom question here... Don't get to answer too many of those online :-)

  • thanks for the info. from what i've seen, zaxcom gear is solid that there aren't many questions you CAN ask about them. lol. i just couldn't find anything on their site or the yahoo group talking about anything larger than 8 gig cards. Commented Sep 23, 2010 at 16:53
  • @Shaun - NP. Just in case, I'll go double check it again later today.
    – Colin Hart
    Commented Sep 23, 2010 at 16:57
  • @Colin - I stole two cards from the video guys, both 16gb (1 Lexar, 1 Sandisk). The Lexar card just wouldn't mount, no matter what I did. I had read about some people having issues with those though, so that didn't surprise me. I'm mirroring to the Sandisk now, and the unit seems pretty happy so far. Commented Sep 23, 2010 at 17:23

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