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Old Oct 25, 2004, 9:59 AM   #1
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I have a Canon S1 IS and wanted to buy a huge storage device.
As I will be taking movies often. I wanted to know more about
microdrives as you get 4GB Hitachi for $200. I couldn't find
any other canon users who have used Microdrives.

1. How is the performance and speed for movie recording?
2. How sensitive is this Microdrive? (As there is moving parts).
3. Does it consume more power than CF cards?
4. Is 40X speed enough for S1 Movie recording?

Thanks..
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 9:52 PM   #2
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Well, I have a 4gb microdrive (oem style out of a muvo2) and it works wonderfully in my 10D. It seems to perform admirably, and I have dropped it once quite forcefully. Seems to be about the same speed or maybe a tiny bit slower than my 512 40X lexar card, but not really noticeable. As far as the moving parts, mine is going on 3 weeks after being dropped from about 4 ft onto a road surface, and is a-ok!

I haven't used it in a camera that can take movies, so I cannot provide insight there.

Get one and don't look back! I love mine.
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 3:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for your informations. Do you suggest Lexar 40X card? As the 1GB Lexar40X price is lesser than the Microdrive's price. But you need to 4 Cards instead of 1 Microdrive!!!:-)
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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Go for the microdrive. It is well worth it!

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Old Oct 27, 2004, 9:31 AM   #5
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What is the difference between "OEM Microdrives" and "Microdrives"? For Hitachi I found out thatthe rebate is not give for OEM Microdrives. So want to know that is that?

What should I do to a new Microdrive to use it in my Canon? Should I format it? Or can I use it straight away...
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 9:01 PM   #6
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OEM= Original Equipment of Manufacturer or in layman's terms, not retail. Since the prce difference for a retail 4gb microdrive is so low, just get that. As far as what to do to make it work, the microdrive should come formatted in fat32 and ready to rock. never hurts to give it a quick in camera format though.
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