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CF card reader

Post by John Bowen » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:57 pm

I’ve been mildly surprised that a number of new Solaris owners do not have a Compact Flash (CF) card reader for use with their computer!
You will need one to make backups of your Solaris CF card data, plus it’s the only way to read the User’s Guide/Getting Started and Welcome READMEs I’ve put there.
The card reader is a USB connected device, and most of them now are multi-format readers. (All you need is the CF slot, however.) Plug in the reader to any available USB slot on your computer, then insert the Solaris CF card and open it to get access to everything!

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Re: CF card reader

Post by synthwalker » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:08 am

You may also be surprised that a number of Solaris (potential) users don't have a computer (for music)... :mrgreen:

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Re: CF card reader

Post by Neotrope » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:20 am

John Bowen wrote:I’ve been mildly surprised that a number of new Solaris owners do not have a Compact Flash (CF) card reader for use with their computer!
You will need one to make backups of your Solaris CF card data, plus it’s the only way to read the User’s Guide/Getting Started and Welcome READMEs I’ve put there.
The card reader is a USB connected device, and most of them now are multi-format readers. (All you need is the CF slot, however.) Plug in the reader to any available USB slot on your computer, then insert the Solaris CF card and open it to get access to everything!

john b.
All my PCs have them, and for the Mac Tower I got a little external USB powered hub which includes multi-card reader in one. Very cool.

I just saw this little gadget the other day, which is probably the geekiest "do it all" box for connecting anything ever:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6812232024
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Re: CF card reader

Post by seth » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:49 am

John Bowen wrote:I’ve been mildly surprised that a number of new Solaris owners do not have a Compact Flash (CF) card reader for use with their computer!
Most card readers don't have CF slots, so unless you have a camera that uses CF cards you may not have a reader for it. Every device I've ever had uses SD cards (until now, that is).

So here's what I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/Polaroid-Rubberiz ... 003LTMCIK/

It's only $8 (US dollars) and it works great. I didn't even power on my Solaris until I picked up the card reader. Didn't want to chance messing up anything on the card, so I backed it up before I did anything.

Hard to go wrong for eight bucks.

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Re: CF card reader

Post by valis » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:01 am

Fwiw, here's the card reader I use with my cameras: Lexar Dual-Slot USB 2.0 Flash Memory Card Reader - $34.95

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Re: CF card reader

Post by scope4live » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:15 am

My dream laptop has the 34/4 Express slot for the XITE-1, x79 w/ the 3820k CPU, 32GB SoDIMM RAM, 2 x SSD's and a DF Crad reader built in for Solaris.
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Re: CF card reader

Post by francois » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:18 pm

I've been using this Belkin card reader for a while now. It reads just about everything without any fuss. Besides the Solaris, I also use it to read my son's PSP memory stick, various camera cards such as xD, CF, SD and MMC. It even copes with the newer Mini and Micro formatm such as those used with mobile phones.

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Re: CF card reader

Post by marzzz » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:41 pm

I had this really weird dream that the Solaris required an old cassette tape player to load programs and programs into the synth, and I was pretty mad at JB for doing something like this. Actually, it's pretty weird that I had a dream about the Solaris at all, let alone about synths or music....

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Re: CF card reader

Post by Zahush76 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Probably a stupid question - but i've ordered one of those "all in one" reader that's supposed to be compatible also for cf card. I got it - but the solaris's card doesn't fit any of the slots. Are there more than one size for a cf card? If so - what should i look for when i look in the reader's specs?

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Re: CF card reader

Post by John Bowen » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:15 am

Highly unlikely that it doesn't fit! I'd be surprised...what brand or model did you order? I've never seen any incompatible CF reader!

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