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Olympus-ds-330.529612
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Olympus DS-330

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2.0

DS 330 - Great Product, Useless for Mac

M. Hammond "Eatdirt", Amazon
19 March 2011
  • Summary: Ask me five minutes ago and I would have given this product 5 stars. I used it for college for a few years with a PC and it was great. Now, I find out that all those recordings that I transferred from PC to Mac, useless. The ones I just recorded the other day (just pulled it from storage) useless. The recorder works fine, and it should, as I paid about $100 for it back in the day. Had I known it had an expiration date, I probably would not have bought it.
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2.0

Beware of Olympus Digital Recorders!

J. Orien "Jeremy Orien", Amazon
4 June 2010
  • Summary: Buyer's beware. Olympus support is horrible. If you ever lose or damage your software Olympus will not help you get it. I lost my CD when I moved and you can't download the software anywhere (you can't even buy it from Olympus). Now I have a completely worthless digital recorder. I'LL NEVER BUY OLYMPUS AGAIN.
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2.0

2009- Watch out Mac Users

Cannon Fodder, Amazon
22 January 2009
  • Summary: Watch out Mac users this doesn't work any longer - probably for a long time now. Can't download and device isn't seen by the Mac. Just too old!
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2.0

Olympus DS330 Digital Voice Recorder

debispark, epinions.com
1 December 2004
  • Excerpt: I purchased this recorder and am definitely not satisfied with it.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: I do not like the "lisp" sounding playback.
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2.0

Very poor support: no driver on Internet

C. I. Corporation "Rick", Amazon
21 October 2004
  • Summary: I agree with Reviewer: Andrzej Turski "guru" (Redmond, WA) Very poor support: no driver on Internet, October 12, 2004 The drivers should be available from the web. Thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one who had trouble. What a time waster this has been today. I'm better off buying a new one - and not from Olympus ever again. Today, a Olympus tech support told me the base software is "usually there but we're revising our web site.
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2.0

Very poor support: no driver on Internet

Andrzej Turski "guru", Amazon
12 October 2004
  • Summary: We bought DS330 to record interviews for our radio program. While the recorder workes reasonably well, I've run into big problems trying to copy the data onto PC. I was filling in for our regular technician. I was given the recorder with a cable and craddle and expected it to work with the computer. No such luck. The driver for the recorder control wasn't recognized.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOES NOT WORK WITH MACINTOSH! (and poor audio quality)

Scott Rose "Computer Geek", Amazon
13 October 2003
  • Summary: BEWARE! This product does not work with Mac OS X 10.2 or later. The software included with the product will launch okay, but it will NOT recognize any Olympus Digital Voice Recorder that you plug into your Macintosh. Even if you get the updated software off of Olympus' website, it STILL does not work. [...] Basically, if you want to get your digital voice files onto your Mac, you're out of luck with this product.
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2.0

Does not handle multiple hand-helds with 1 cradle

Amazon
16 January 2003
  • Summary: Olympus told me that the DS330 software could handle multiple hand-helds using 1 cradle. In fact, the DS330 software cannot handle multiple users. When hand-helds are docked nothing happens. The only solution is to reboot the computer with the hand held in the cradle. I have tested this with 6 hand-helds and their cradles, and 3 different computers. I have just spent 2 weeks on the phone with the Olympus help desk and they could not fix the problem.
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