I’m sending you some more test results. Not going great I’m afraid
I reformatted the included sd-card. There was like 4MB of unallocated space on there and I hoped that would have been the issue. After reformatting and checking for errors, initializing by the ER-301, I did another attempt of my famous first patch described above (it’s safe to assume that this particular chain is not causing the trouble but that’s what I got wired at the moment). I was hopeful because the machine lasted a while longer. But after some navigating around and changing some parameters the behavior returned. I mean the lack of behavior: total freeze up.
Then I swapped to a totally different card. This was a Kingston 8GB. This one didn’t last long. So that rules out the bad batch of sd-cards idea too I think.
When I’m not recording it’s all working great, so there’s the issue right there. One of the main reasons I got this unit was the prospect of recording in the box, however, and even multi-track recording! That’s why it was the first thing I started testing.
I will check that other thread you linked to above, and meanwhile test the unit without recording. Oh wai, maybe I should first try downgrading to the other firmware? After all it shipped with 0.2 installed.