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Old Sep 5, 2003, 4:19 PM   #1
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Default 4G microdrive...

Has anybody seen this 4G microdrive yet?
... the $499 MSRP price at launch sure looks interesting!
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NHL - will such a large drive work in a 602, is there a FAT16 limit, or does the drive interface get round this? VOX
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Is the FAT-16 a camera limitation? The 2G microdrives still come in FAT-16, but all 4G will only come in FAT-32 (ie ready for use and no formattting required)
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Using a FAT32 device in a FAT16 compatible host will result in several possible outcomes. The most common is the ubiquitous CF ERROR... "Should" a 4G device be formatted in a FAT16 compatible host... the result is not always predictable...
http://www.hgst.com/tech/techlib.nsf...ion_to_FAT.pdf
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So, the conclusion is the S602 will only support FAT16, MD's up to 2Gb and won't support multiple partitions, therefore a 4GB MD will not work. It could be formatted as FAT16 but then only half the 4Gb drive would be seen.

I wonder how many new cameras are supporting FAT32 then?
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I wonder how many new cameras are supporting FAT32 then?
Most Canon's support FAT-32, and all newer dSLRs I believe...

http://www.digitalfilm.com/fat32/
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I suppose logically, it will be those cameras creating big TIFF/RAW and JPEGS then? Of course MP3's will always soak up storage and I'll bet that's the target market!
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Apart from the camera being able to use such a large device the only other worry I'd have with a large microdirve would be their failure rate.
:P All eggs in one large baskets that is spinning quickly. :P
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True...
However which one is of lesser evil? A small spinning device that stays in the camera, or spanning several flash cards to an even bigger (ie more mass/inertia) spinning media databank, PicturePad, Digital Wallet etc... with twice the transfers and fumblings?

... Not counting the charging cords etc... that one needs to pack as well. :P
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PeterP in your signature you have D-out and have placed your printers there. aren't printers analog output devices being as they are producing a non digital outbut? :shock:

they would be considered a D/A device

in the case of my camera on a 1GB card output is limited to between 79-84 RAW images. RAW+sm jpg 67 img. RAW+lg LC jpg 51 img.

Cards aren't as large as we think anymore. we are being pixelated to death.

i currently have 2 lexar pro 1GB cards 2 delkin pro 640MB cards and a 2GB lexar pro on order. shooting RAW that equates to having less then 12 rolls of negative film around.

of course shooting jpg the number goes way up and depending on Q and compression used it is an unbelieveable amount. but the fact is i shoot RAW 80% of the time.
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:P HA, probably true. D/A is closer to the trout of the matter.
But that would then apply to the cameras and scanners as well, since they are taking an analogue scene and converting it to digital format, whereas the printers are taking the digital data and converting it back to analogue.
:? Dou, thanks now brain hurts :?

I did not list my chemical darkroom stuff and film based cameras which I considered my analogue input/output devices.
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