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SD slot life ?
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SD slot life ?
Does anyone know how much use the SD slot in a Dreamstation cpap 
can have before it wears out ? That is is removing my SD card every day
to look at my data wearing out the slot in the machine ?  I don't care much
about wearing the DS card out as they are dirt cheap but am woried about
that card slot.
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#2
RE: SD slot life ?
Yo could always buy a WiFi SD card so you don't have to take it out. I don't know how long they last but I haven't heard of them wearing out. Maybe someone else has.
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RE: SD slot life ?
Under the assumption that you have health insurance coverage, these machines are typically replaced every 5 years. IMO wearing out the SD card slot is probably not an issue. But there is a first time for me being proven wrong.

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RE: SD slot life ?
I use a WiFi card to download my data to my computer. It was a pain to setup, but well worth the effort. I’ve been using it for over two years with no problems. There are several threads on the forum on which card to get and how to set it up.
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#5
RE: SD slot life ?
The specs from the card manufacturers typically give a number in the range of 10,000 to 20,000.
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RE: SD slot life ?
(11-20-2018, 05:57 PM)Fats Drywaller Wrote: The specs from the card manufacturers typically give a number in the range of 10,000 to 20,000.

Clarify please. 10-20,000 what? Insertion into the slot maybe?

Sounds like a real fun job huh? OK Charles, insert this SD card into the machine and tell Joe when the slot breaks.

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RE: SD slot life ?
Physical insertion/removal cycles, yes.

(No off-color jokes, please, anyone. This is a family forum and we are easily shocked.)

Write cycles to the flash RAM are different and I don't have a number for those; would need to look it up. But the information is all out there and web-searchable.
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RE: SD slot life ?
The card slot failed on my System One BiPAP at relatively low hours. The pins and springs can fail more quickly if the SD card is inserted incorrectly, or if it is defective or damaged. Life varies a lot, but daily use will certainly wear it out faster. Once you have settled on therapy settings, you will probably find weekly or monthly review of data is plenty. If not, then switching to wifi makes sense.
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RE: SD slot life ?
(11-20-2018, 06:10 PM)Fats Drywaller Wrote: Physical insertion/removal cycles, yes.

(No off-color jokes, please, anyone.  This is a family forum and we are easily shocked.)

Write cycles to the flash RAM are different and I don't have a number for those; would need to look it up.  But the information is all out there and web-searchable.

Hopefully, what I posted didn't offend. I don't do off-color jokes. What I posted was literally about an SD card and installing/inserting. I can rightfully be charged with being too joking like or overly sarcastic at the wrong time, improper place as well. You only have my word for it, but as I stated, I don't do off-color jokes here or in person, public private or otherwise. As in never.

Regardless, if what I posted, or the manner or phrases I used did offend, I apologize.
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RE: SD slot life ?
Don't know about the slot but I have had problems with SD card.  I always lock SD card before inserting into computer. (Didn't lock it once and Windows OS did its thing rendering card useless and lost all my data on card).

BTW. Has anyone figured out how to make a backup SD card?  Can't save data on PC and then reload files to SD card.  The Windows format is rejected by PAP machine.

Anyway after downloading data you have to unlock SD card before putting back in machine. Resmed bundles really cheap 2GB SD cards with machine with assumption it will only be removed once or twice a year.  The little write lock tab broke off and the machine kept saying "Insert SD card".  Without the tab apparently the PAP machine can't recognize the SD card. 

So I bought a 8 GB SanDisk SD card replacement and never had lock tab problem again. 

One thing I noticed with Resmed is the machine's internal memory only stores 30 days of detailed data.  So if you ever have to start new SD card, the PAP machine will format it and write only 30 days of detailed data.  So if you want to preserve all detailed data, download to SleepyHead at least every 30 days just in case as a way to backup data.  The internal memory of PAP machine stores years of summary data.
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