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Old Jun 18, 2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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I have a Nikon Coolpix 5000 and have been using a IBM 1GB Microdrive since it was new. With the faster Compact Flash cards on the market it has got me wondering if my older camera would benifit with the faster card.

I don't want to waste my money on a Lexar Pro 1GB 133x card if my camera isn't going to process the pictures any faster than my old microdrive.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 2:28 AM   #2
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Even slow solid state CFs were originally slightly faster:
Writing speed is propably limited heavily by camera so I wouldn't expect more than 10-20% speed increase from fast card compared to times in that review.

With current prices of solid state memory I wouldn't see any reason to go for microdrives.
Also Lexar 133x is one of the fastest cards in dSLRs... but at least here in Europe Transcend 120x are much more affordably priced so you might want to check those.
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