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NHL Nov 15, 2004 11:47 AM

Steve

You're correct, the poster didn't say Seagate hence I automatically assume it was just any pocket device... My wrong!

... let me put my dunce hat on and go to the corner :cry:

binnorm Nov 16, 2004 4:19 PM

seagate pocketdrive is come with 1" st-1 microdrive. my question is have you ever try to extract form seagate 5gb porketdriveand put into digital camera? then it work's ? I check seagate website, then seems like to work any handheld ,usb storage, and digital camera.

Chris Combs Nov 30, 2004 2:15 AM

binnorm wrote:
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seagate pocketdrive is come with 1" st-1 microdrive. my question is have you ever try to extract form seagate 5gb porketdrive and put into digital camera? then it work's ? I check seagate website, then seems like to work any handheld ,usb storage, and digital camera.
Yes, I have tried, and it is definitely NOT a CompactFlash-compatible MicroDrive. The 5GB drive inside the Pocket is the ATA variant of the ST-1 - meaning that it does NOT have CF pins, but a ribbon cable coming directly out of the drive package instead. Stick with the Carbon/Muvo.

Chris Combs Nov 30, 2004 2:58 AM

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Here's an illustration from the tech specs for the ST-1: (The drive in the Pocket Drive appears to be the Flex, or ATA/IDE, variant.)


binnorm Dec 2, 2004 5:37 PM

thanks a lot. so i have to buy rio carbon.

sjms Dec 2, 2004 7:18 PM

before running out and destroying a RIO try this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...MP=OTC-17exta6

all it is is a 5gb ST1 in a ATA/USB2 housing. a little cheaper to rip apart i think.


Chris Combs Dec 3, 2004 12:30 AM

sjms wrote:
Quote:

before running out and destroying a RIO try this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...MP=OTC-17exta6

all it is is a 5gb ST1 in a ATA/USB2 housing. a little cheaper to rip apart i think.

Haha, knock yourself out, champ. :cool:

Madwand Dec 3, 2004 2:35 AM

I have a Seagate 5GB and a MUVO Hitachi 4GB microdrive. I'd recommend the Hitachi instead of the Seagate-- it's faster, and might also consume less power and be more reliable. Hitachi has recently reduced their prices, and you can find them retail for under $200.

E.g. http://shop.pexagontech.com/index.asp

steve Dec 3, 2004 11:20 AM

sjms wrote:
Quote:

before running out and destroying a RIO try this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...MP=OTC-17exta6

all it is is a 5gb ST1 in a ATA/USB2 housing. a little cheaper to rip apart i think.


The Seagate 5GB Pocket Hard Drive does not have the 5GB CF drive in it, it uses the 5GB Flexdrive which only has a ribbon cable - no CF connector and pins!

tkmckay Dec 14, 2004 11:11 PM

Madwand wrote:
Quote:

I have a Seagate 5GB and a MUVO Hitachi 4GB microdrive. I'd recommend the Hitachi instead of the Seagate-- it's faster, and might also consume less power and be more reliable. Hitachi has recently reduced their prices, and you can find them retail for under $200.

E.g. http://shop.pexagontech.com/index.asp
I recently readareview of the Seagate against both a 4gb Hitachi and GS Magicstor 2.2gb microdrives thatkinda showed the Seagate in the performance lead... although they weren't "in camera" tests....check it out over at X-bit labs for the review.:cool:


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