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[Equipment] I'm getting a new machine --some questions
#1
I'm getting a ResMed S9 VPAP S as an upgrade from my S8 machine.
Yeah!

I'm curious what size and speed category SD Card is used.
I have a number of SD cards from 2GB to 32 GB and some are cat4 SDHC and some are cat2.

Plus, what format? NTFS or Fat32 or?
I think my computer can only format these cards as FAT32.

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#2
G'day Mongo

Congrats on the upgrade! The card in my VPAP Adapt is a Resmed branded 2Gb. I don't know what the speed rating is, but it is formatted to FAT32. I think it's probably preferable to let the machine format the card, rather than doing it in the computer. Similar to some digital cameras, there can occasionally be issues with computer-formatted cards. (Apparently Win 8.1 is extremely problematic in this regard). I always lock the card before inserting into the computer, so that only my PAP machine ever writes to it.
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What is the difference in ResMed S9 VPAP S and Resmed S9 VPAP Auto? Congrats on your new machine!
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#4
Hi justMongo,
CONGRATULATIONS on your new machine.
My cards are 2gb.
I think they store plenty of data.
trish6hundred
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(02-02-2014, 11:45 PM)me50 Wrote: What is the difference in ResMed S9 VPAP S and Resmed S9 VPAP Auto? Congrats on your new machine!

As I understand it, the VPAP S maintains a constant (pre-set) IPAP and EPAP while the VPAP Auto can adjust these automatically. It's like the difference between an Elite and AutoSet.

http://www.resmed.com/us/products/vpap_s...nc=dealers

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(02-03-2014, 12:03 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:
(02-02-2014, 11:45 PM)me50 Wrote: What is the difference in ResMed S9 VPAP S and Resmed S9 VPAP Auto? Congrats on your new machine!

As I understand it, the VPAP S maintains a constant (pre-set) IPAP and EPAP while the VPAP Auto can adjust these automatically. It's like the difference between an Elite and AutoSet.

http://www.resmed.com/us/products/vpap_s...nc=dealers
Perhaps I should be getting the Auto -- not too late to change.

Thanks all for the info on SD cards. Sounds like a 2GB cat 2 card will work. I'm running Windows XP SP3 on this computer. I bought this machine in 2009 and paid extra to not have Windows Vista on it.

It's a high end machine with dual drive in RAID mirror, a Q6600 Quad core processor... yada, yada. I'd have to spend about 3 grand for a WIN7 or WIN8 machine with comparable hardware. Then I'd need to find the secret to getting the classical interface on WIN7 or 8.

IMHO: WIN8 with the tiles and touch screen in going to be another Vista -- a flop; except for the kids who don't get the value of a mouse and keyboard.
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#7
I believe I should get the RESMED VPAP AUTO.
It can be set to BiPAP S mode. But has the flexibility to be switch to auto.

(An AUTOSET is an inferior machine as far as flexibility, correct?)
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(02-03-2014, 07:34 AM)justMongo Wrote: I believe I should get the RESMED VPAP AUTO.
It can be set to BiPAP S mode. But has the flexibility to be switch to auto.

(An AUTOSET is an inferior machine as far as flexibility, correct?)

The VPAP machines allow a different pressure to be set for inhalation and expiration (IPAP and EPAP). With the Autoset, you set the IPAP only, with a maximum expiration relief (EPR) of 3. So if you're operating at a high pressure, the VPAP will enable you to have a far more comfortable time.
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Congrats on the new machine Smile

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(02-03-2014, 08:02 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 07:34 AM)justMongo Wrote: I believe I should get the RESMED VPAP AUTO.
It can be set to BiPAP S mode. But has the flexibility to be switch to auto.

(An AUTOSET is an inferior machine as far as flexibility, correct?)

The VPAP machines allow a different pressure to be set for inhalation and expiration (IPAP and EPAP). With the Autoset, you set the IPAP only, with a maximum expiration relief (EPR) of 3. So if you're operating at a high pressure, the VPAP will enable you to have a far more comfortable time.

I do not know for sure about the S9 machines but my S8 VPAP Auto 25 will operate in the following modes:
CPAP
Auto
S(Spontaneous)
S/T (Spontaneous/Timed)
T (Timed)

So it is quite adaptable to one's needs.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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