Question: How much recording time is available on the Olympus DS-4000 digital voice recorder?

The length of the potential recording time available in the DS-4000 is governed by the recording quality mode and the capacity of the xD-Picture Card&#153 media used. An SP (Standard Play) quality mode recording uses more memory than an LP (Long Play) quality mode recording because the SP makes a more-detailed digital record and uses more memory. The table below shows the approximate maximum recording times possible in the DS-4000 using different size cards.

Memory Cards and Approximate Recording Times*

Memory Size SP Mode LP Mode
16 MB 2 Hours 35 Minutes 5 Hours 30 Minutes
32 MB 5 Hours 10 Minutes 11 Hours 5 Minutes
64 MB 10 Hours 25 Minutes 22 Hours 20 Minutes
128 MB 20 Hours 55 Minutes 44 Hours 45 Minutes
256 MB 42 Hours 00 Minutes 89 Hours 40 Minutes
512 MB 84 Hours 5 Minutes 179 Hours 30 Minutes**

* Available recording time for one continuous file. Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made.

**Total recording time for two files. The maximum recording time per file is 99 hours.
Verification Source: Olympus Website