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Old Feb 26, 2005, 7:03 PM   #1
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Are the Hitachi microdrives worth the money or should I get a high speed CF card for my new digital canon rebel?
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Old Mar 2, 2005, 11:05 PM   #2
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Because, Microdrive is a micro hard disk drive, you must take more care for it than CF card. But the price is more attractive. and the speed is nearly equal. Hi.
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 7:46 AM   #3
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Are the Hitachi microdrives worth the money or should I get a high speed CF card for my new digital canon rebel?
Yes, it's worth the money. If you take care of it. If you are not going to take it out from your camera often.

1. Make sure you aviod accident hits while your microdrive is copying files or read/write mode.

2. Do not drop it

3. Make sure you have enough battery power when you download huge data. (it can (1% chance) create bad sectors).

If you can atleast take care of these 3 things above it's worth.

Another thing is it consumes more power than ordinary CF cards. Like 25% more.
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 9:04 AM   #4
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FYI - http://www.steves-digicams.com/pr/hi...odrive_pr.html

ie: 2000 G/1ms non-operating shock - outside the camera (same as standard flash)
and 200 G/2ms operating shock - inside camera or when 'ON'
How many G's is that roller coaster ride again? :idea:
(just don't machine wash the drives and they should be fine!)
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too bad my microdrive couldn't survive the attached photo.... (substitute the ball for the in-operation-or-reading-or-writing midrodrive) (it was taken at 1/100", F/3.1, 32x digital zoom, ISO 200, from about 800 feet away)
and no, that's not quite what happened to my 4G Htch MD, but it is not working thanks to a little bit of carelessness on my part.

What can I get that's as cheap as a microdrive, as fast, has as much capacity, uses no more power, and is much more durable - able to survive anything a CF will at least?
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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Go with the CF cards. In the endthe CF cardsurvied a tidel wave that killed the photographer.



I have had bad luck with Microdrives. I am sticking to CF cards from now on.





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Old Mar 19, 2005, 7:35 PM   #7
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I had an IBMmicrodrive that packed up after 18 months.

They also hog a lot of power.

I would say forget the micro drive.

Go for a 1 or 2 gig CF card. I got a Kingston 1Gig on sale for US 59$ the other day.

Not a fast card but it works a-ok in my 20D.

I only notice how fast a card is when I download photos to my PC. Other than that, the camera buffering takes care of the images for me.

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