XO-1.5 slow disk writes

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:05:12 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 18:56 +0100, Sean DALY wrote:
>> as a former audio engineer, I was surprised recently to see a unit
>> like the Samson R16 for sale:
>> http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2009
>> which uses an SD Card as its main memory. 8 track linear PCM audio
>> record, 16 track playback.
>> Of course, it's a case of several large files not lots of little
>> ones... but it struck me that there must be some kind of SD r/w
>> optimization in a unit like that.
> Another possibility is that SD cards might generally work a lot better
> than miniSD ones. At least I have a Sandisk SD card here that
> considerably outperforms the Sandisk miniSD card in my XO-1.5.

Yes, that's quite possible as well. There's all sorts of different
speeds for the cards. I've never really seen a fast mini or micro SD


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