I am still a little bit undecided as to even trying to use the data reporting capability of the machine. For normal nightly sleeping, I might download data every month or two just to check to see if anything is changing. Maybe if I am having some kind of difficulty. I view the data as kind of like checking the mileage on my vehicle. Once or twice a year I may check just because. Some folks want to know every day and check with every fill up.
But, I am anticipating that I will use the S-8 as a travel machine, which will likley only see a couple hundred hours a year in use, maybe up to 60 nights a year if I get a job that requires more travel. If so, I was thinking it might be good to pull data, maybe if just to fill in the "blanks" my primary machine would show.
Now, looking around, the cards appear to be becoming scarce. Anybody still have a source if I wanted to pick up a few? Comments regarding durability and stability as compared to the SD cards used on the S-9 or PR 60 series machines? If I bought some now, I would assume they were already a few years old.
How much data does the S-8 actually store on the machine itself? Or is it all on the card? The 5-6 years I had a first gen S-8, I never tried to bother with looking at data.