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Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
I'm about to go buy the machine today after 4 months of trials. I'm covered for everything but the SD card, which makes sense, because unless there's some incredible proprietary software they're running on that thing, I can't imagine why it would cost so much. any help would be appreciated.
06-03-2014 03:14 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
It's an SD card. Just like any SD card you would get at Walmart. It should cost upwards of $10.00. If that much. It needs to have 2GB storage on it which makes it a really cheap SD Card. So tell your supplier "thanks a bunch, but you'll get your own stinkin' card."
06-03-2014 03:17 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
Thanks. I will basically tell them that. Appreciate the response. About to go into the meeting shortly. The last time I met the woman she told me not to change the settings because u could mix up the oxygen levels and die... I bit my tongue because I wasn't prepared for such ignorance and fear mongering from a nurse but she's probably trying to protect her job, which boards like this are cutting our reliance on them for.
06-03-2014 03:34 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
Hi wideiris,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
What retired_guy said.
Hope your meeting goes well.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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06-03-2014 03:41 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
(06-03-2014 03:14 PM)wideiris Wrote:  I'm about to go buy the machine today after 4 months of trials. I'm covered for everything but the SD card, which makes sense, because unless there's some incredible proprietary software they're running on that thing, I can't imagine why it would cost so much. any help would be appreciated.

$7 at Walmart. 8-)
06-03-2014 03:43 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
(06-03-2014 03:14 PM)wideiris Wrote:  I'm about to go buy the machine today after 4 months of trials.
If you,re looking at Resmed S9 as shown in your user profile, make sure its not an Escape model, Escape models are not data capable machines with SD card or without
[Image: s9-autoset-models.jpg]

SD cards are cheap but new machines comes with SD card stuck in them, removing the card and sell it separately is a criminal offence Coffee

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06-03-2014 03:50 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
(06-03-2014 03:34 PM)wideiris Wrote:  Thanks. I will basically tell them that. Appreciate the response. About to go into the meeting shortly. The last time I met the woman she told me not to change the settings because u could mix up the oxygen levels and die... I bit my tongue because I wasn't prepared for such ignorance and fear mongering from a nurse but she's probably trying to protect her job, which boards like this are cutting our reliance on them for.

Yup. One of the great under-reported causes of death in the U.S. today. Cpap abuse. Inhale too deeply, swallow the machine and you could have serious constipation problems. Why, I knew a guy that heard you could clear the water out of your hose by whirling it around in the air. But no one told him to disconnect the machine first.......... Not a pretty picture. Then there's the B.S. choking hazard.

Fearsome...... Just fearsome.
06-03-2014 04:02 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
As long as the machine you have is the S9, they were trying to rip you off.

If you have the S8, they may have been correct, but still overpriced. In that machine, the card is not the usual card and even needed a special reader.

But the S9 uses ye olde standard SD card. All you need is a 2g one and you're set.

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06-03-2014 04:27 PM
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
Hahah. This community is ACTIVE. wow. Thanks all. I'm glad you're all on side like this because the nurse was NOT happy about me saying I wanted to buy the machine without the card, that I'd buy one. She said that if I didn't buy the special resmed card I wouldn't be able to download the usage and I couldn't get reports. So she recommended I call my doctor and ask him if reports are important and to come back in two weeks. At this point I'm looking elsewhere for a supplier. Thanks guys and gals. And it's not the escape. But thank you for that.
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RE: Do I need the ResMed SD card? For $150??
The confusion here might be over the issue of having a machine that will accept a SD card versus a machine that won't, not the issue of having the SD card itself.

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