Report Hi-MD reliability? in Minidisc Posted June 21, 2008 Most of the complaints on Amazon seemed to suggest that the problem was with file corruption during transfer of the files to a computer, rather than being mechanical or electrical in nature.Do you do much file transferring to a computer?Yes, lots. I admit that I do a fair amount of playback at real time into my computers TosLink, but I have yet to fail to get the first upload of a file via the NetMD interface. Have you had any problems with file corruption?None whatever.The only issue is quality, how much does one lose compared to the almost-CD SP? Consensus and experience seem to indicate Hi-SP (256k) is pretty good; of course there is always PCM and since you get 94 minutes on a 1GB disk, that's enough for most live recordings.