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Old May 24, 2016, 1:59 AM   #1
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I was messing about with an old iPod mini and there was a 4 GB microdrive inside. I think it would be a lot more practical to use these inside the RASPI instead of SD cards (read/write cycle issues). Would a microdrive be a lot slower than the SD card? Is there some sort of adapter I can use to try one out ?
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Old May 24, 2016, 9:29 AM   #2
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Ok, first, a Microdrive is a hard disk drive about the size of a quarter. It was made by IBM originally, but they sold the technology to Hitachi who continued to make them for a few years, then stopped production. They were often used in CompactFlash (CF) card slots. (See Wikipedia's article on Microdrives.)

I think what you're referring to is a microSD Card. microSD Cards are quite common, and their performance often equals their bigger siblings.

And yes, there are adapters for putting a microSD Card into a conventional SD Card slot.
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