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I'll trade a rwak100 for your ak120 and top up

No I am going to be selling my ak100 too.

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All being well my AK120 should be here sooner than I thought, hopefully this Friday looking at the shipping!

Also. I know A&K recommend Transcend and Sandisk but has anyone tried any other brands with success? I usually like to keep to 16G cards for library purposes. Ones locally that I can get at good prices are ADATA, Kingston, Patriot and retail plus, anyone have experience of those cards with the AK120?
Edited by ianmedium - 8/12/13 at 3:07pm
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

All being well my AK120 should be here sooner than I thought, hopefully this Friday looking at the shipping!

Also. I know A&K recommend Transcend and Sandisk but has anyone tried any other brands with success? I usually like to keep to 16G cards for library purposes. Ones locally that I can get at good prices are ADATA, Kingston, Patriot and retail plus, anyone have experience of those cards with the AK120?

 

I had a couple older ADATA and Kingston 16gb cards and they worked well.  Didn't notice any issue but haven't really been using them except for testing a few tracks... I haven't seen many reports on card compatibility issues for AK100 or AK120 so I guess it should be fine.

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I am using samsung and sandisk both 64 GB no problem yet however I did try a lower class microsd card which was sandisk and I had no success.

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I am using samsung and sandisk both 64 GB no problem yet however I did try a lower class microsd card which was sandisk and I had no success.

 

What do you mean? Which Class was it? I never had issues with the lower capacity cards. I think all my cards are Class 4 though.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

What do you mean? Which Class was it? I never had issues with the lower capacity cards. I think all my cards are Class 4 though.

I put the 16 GB microsd I was using with my rocoo  BA inside the AK120 and it did not recognize it, I thought it might be a formating issue so I formatted the microsd that didn't help. 

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

I am using samsung and sandisk both 64 GB no problem yet however I did try a lower class microsd card which was sandisk and I had no success.

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

What do you mean? Which Class was it? I never had issues with the lower capacity cards. I think all my cards are Class 4 though.

A lot of it has to do with how you partition and format the card and not necessary class.  The class 10 SDXC was formated as exFAT by default vs. FAT for lower capacity versions.


Edited by DrSheep - 8/13/13 at 3:07am
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A lot of it has to do with how you partition and format the card and not necessary class.  The class 10 SDXC was formated as exFAT by default vs. FAT for lower capacity versions.

 

I successfully used exFAT and Fat32 on the 64 GB cards. I do think exFAT was slightly more efficient though on the AK120 (not a whole lot but noticeable). I'd assume he would have FAT32 on his 16 GB card so I don't understand why he'd have issues.... Then again I haven't used 16 GB cards in my unit but 32 GB cards. They should be the same other than the memory capacity to my knowledge...

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

 

I successfully used exFAT and Fat32 on the 64 GB cards. I do think exFAT was slightly more efficient though on the AK120 (not a whole lot but noticeable). I'd assume he would have FAT32 on his 16 GB card so I don't understand why he'd have issues.... Then again I haven't used 16 GB cards in my unit but 32 GB cards. They should be the same other than the memory capacity to my knowledge...

Exactly.  Generally it is the other way around that will cause you problems (i.e., using newer format and capacity for older systems.)

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Truth be told I got that card off ebay for like 5 bucks, probably it was a fake but it did work on my rocoo BA but not on AK120. 

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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Truth be told I got that card off ebay for like 5 bucks, probably it was a fake but it did work on my rocoo BA but not on AK120. 

Yep that's probabily why.

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There's a program where you can find out it's true capacity. I don't remember the program though but it would tell you for sure if the card is real or not....

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

There's a program where you can find out it's true capacity. I don't remember the program though but it would tell you for sure if the card is real or not....

Just get one of those free hard drive partition program like the free MiniTool Partition Wizard 8 and you will know and able to change anything you want.

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Thanks for all the advice. I use a Mac and have been used to formatting to FAT32 for my 801 which until the last firmware update was sensitive to particular SD cards.
I have a local store (two blocks from me) that is a discount place so I am lucky in getting eBay prices for genuine cards. I have preferred 16G cards for library use (different genres for each card) but I guess thinking on it that does not matter so much with the 120 what with the way it organizes files and the display over the 801.

Biggest thing of course is the large on board memory. I calculated all the high rez files I have yesterday and I still have half the drive left for other files or some DSD files so I am not in a huge rush like I was with the 801 to get cards.

One other point, how fast is transfer to the internal memory say in comparison to a class 10 SDHC card?
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8-12 MB/sec
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