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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:13 PM   #1
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Having recently bought an A2, I want to purchase a larger card (currently using a 256 Lexar 16X.) The card seems to process well. Would anyone care to comment on:

1. Microdrives vs. Compact Flash.

2. Where best to purchase same.

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Old Sep 15, 2004, 5:05 PM   #2
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 8:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the imput. I am still wondering about CF vs. Microdrives. Are there technical reasons for one vs. the other?
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Technically one is an electro-mechanical device while the other is silicon based

It used to be the microdrives were cheaper in $/Mb, because they can pack more into their miniature rotating media; However it looks like Sandisk want to nip the Lexar/Kodak marketing alliance into the bud -> hence incredible pricing for the solid-state CF flash similar to what we saw in the dRAMs market years back.

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Again, thanks. I think what you're telling me is that costs are about the same or maybe cheaper for CF. What about the processing speed? If there were no real difference there, it seems that working with a non-rotating device would be preferable.
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Your A2 is the limiting factor, both devices would be many times faster than what your Minolta can handle which is around 12x ... Buy it for the future :?
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