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Old Jan 24, 2006, 8:02 AM   #11
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I'll admit that some of the newer Microdrives have got my interest up, especially since you can get 8GB of storage for around $200

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Old Jan 24, 2006, 10:20 AM   #12
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Re: "Not at all sure I'd trust a microdrive if I was handling it all the time to put it in a card reader."

A reasonable concern. Granted, microdrives are more fragile than solid state devices. Your statement about handling is correct. That said, I have a 1gb IBM version that I have had for nearly 4 years. It gets regularly switched between 3 cameras and I have always used a card reader to transfer the pictures (often several times during a shoot). I also have a 2gb Hitachi that is 2 years old that gets the same use.

The key to microdrives is to handle them on the edges, not the flat surfaces. And keep them in their container when they aren't in the camera. If you exercise a little care in handling them, they will last a long time.

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