Originally posted by Kiwiburger
Firewire or USB2 to get the files out.
I was using the FireWire port on the HD-P2 for transfers, but it's actually more convenient to just pop the card out and use a card reader on the computer than to carry the recorder in, hook up the cable, power up the HD-P2, tell it to switch to FireWire drive mode, wait for the drive to mount, etc.
I expect capacities to increase, but i'd be happy with 10 minutes record time for 8 tracks at 24/44.1 for immediate use.
You should be able to get that and more on a 2GB card, which is readily available. A 4 or 8GB card will (obviously) give you much more than that. 24-bit/44.1kHz only requires 7.5MB per track minute, if I remember correctly.
I'd love to have an 8-track version of the HD-P2!!