(11-20-2013, 03:09 AM)EVAC41 Wrote: Had some questions for everyone:
1. How long did it take you to get used to it? I am still not used to mine.
2. If you download software and read the card. Does this data get erased after its read?
Welcome, I also started my CPAP journey in October. I too am still trying to get accustomed to this new way of sleeping.
On all SD cards there is a small lock switch on the edge. This prevents the computer writing or deleting data on the card. When you take the card out of your machine, slide the switch to the 'LOCK' position (indicated by a small padlock symbol). Make sure you put it back to the 'open' position when you return it to your machine.
I always unplug the power cable from my S9 when I want to remove the card. When you replace the card in your S9 and connect the power again you will see a message on the S9 screen 'Reading SD Card', this takes a while, and it gets longer as the data builds up.
The ResMed S9 Auto stores detailed data on the card, but only for a limited period. All the summary data is kept as far as I can tell. Most of the long timers on this forum suggest reading the card every 7 days or so.
I always copy the data from my card to a folder on my PC. I then import it into Sleepyhead from that folder.
ResMed's own software (ResScan) is what your clinician will probably use. That will only read from a SD card mounted in a USB reader. I copy the data from my S9's card onto the PC, then copy it to another SD card and read that second card with ResScan. That way I am confident ResScan will not change the data on the original card. I don't have a ResMed card reader, but the software seems happy with the generic card reader I use. The card in my S9 is a 2 GByte one, the other card I use is a 1 GByte one which seems plenty big enough for now.
I prefer Sleepyhead for reviewing the data, as it is much more flexible and easier to zone in on what you want to inspect. I do have ResScan as well so I can see what my clinician will see and create a report similar to what he will be looking at.
All this data is a bit overwhelming, but there is plenty of information out there in the web so you can start to understand what you are looking at.
Good luck with your journey, keep it up!