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Re: Start time for Sony PCM-M10 with memory card

Subject: Re: Start time for Sony PCM-M10 with memory card
From: "Peter Shute" pshute2
Date: Wed Sep 7, 2011 5:16 pm ((PDT))
Good point about it going to sleep. Has anyone ever checked how long this 
recorder's batteries last if it's not recording?

Still, if I turn it on in the morning and have to wait 42 seconds before I 
change any settings, etc, I'm likely to start doing something else before the 
42 seconds is up, then forget.

I still haven't tried formatting the card in the recorder. It came out of 
another device, and may have a folder structure or funny formatting that's 
slowing it down.

 On Behalf Of John Carroll
Sent: Thursday, 8 September 2011 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Nature Recordists] Re: Start time for Sony PCM-M10 with memory 


I have a Sony-D50 and it has the same behavior when preset to use the
memory card. I just turn it on and leave it on the whole time I'm out
hiking. It goes into "sleep" mode when not being used and the
batteries seem to last forever.


On 9/7/2011 3:34 PM, Peter Shute wrote:
> I timed it last night. 6 seconds to start up without the card, 15
> seconds with it. The card will have stay out till I need it.
> Does this mean an 8GB card will take 24 seconds, and a 16GB will take
> 42 seconds? 15 seconds is on the edge of being tolerable, but a lot
> can happen in 42 seconds.
> Someone suggested a faster card might help. The 4GB card is simply
> marked "Sandisk 4GB SDHC". Are there faster ones available, and what
> would they have written on them to identify them? I haven't seen any
> mention of speeds on any of the ads I've seen, so I assumed there was
> no choice.
> Peter Shute
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> This is normal. It scans all available media when first powered up.
> More media, the more time it takes to scan.
> Curt OIson
> Peter Shute wrote:
> > I recently tried adding a 4GB memory card to my PCM-M10, and have
> > found that it adds quite a few seconds to the start up time. It
> > seems to check through the memory before it's ready.
> >
> > Is this normal, or do I need to format the card or something?
> >
> > If it's normal, is the time proportional to the size of the card? If
> > so then I might cancel my plans to get a 16GB card to leave in the
> > machine, and get some 4GBs to keep in case the internal memory fills
> > up instead.
> >
> > Peter Shute

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