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Old Jun 16, 2004, 8:46 AM   #11
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True, I guess it mostly comes down to the price. And how long it takesthe large CF cards to drop enough tocompete with blank DVD (I haven't found anyone selling blank media for the new dual-layer burners yet, lots of places selling the burners though)

I guess I'm luckey, I've never had a DVD go bad yet, I have had CD's and CF cards decide towithhold their information.:shock:

And don't mention MicroDrives. failure after failure, I guess they can't withstand rough treatement.

Also don't rule out advances in optical storage, like the CeBIT a working prototype of its new 30GB, Ultra Density Optical (UDO) making their way to the consumer someday
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 10:27 AM   #12
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But you can scramble the data on a CF card if you get it near an electro magnetic or magnetic field.



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Old Jun 16, 2004, 11:40 AM   #13
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Really
, I thought that only applies to microdrives.
Could those magnetic fields have to be so strong or just the norm we experience on a daily basis.
At airports don't they use high powered Xrays to scan.
I know the walk through is a magnetic field but one would just put the cards in the little plastic tray.
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I am not sure how strong the field would be. I do not believe the devices that they use at the airports use magentic fields, but I could be wrong. I have been wrong many times before, you can ask my wife and children.



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Old Jun 26, 2004, 10:38 PM   #15
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gibsonpd3620 wrote:
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I started in the computer business in 1976 and I can not imagine what technology will be available by the time my granddaughters enter college. That will be in 15 years.
I started as a computer assembler ( a skilled trade in 1967)
and the "minicomputer" was the size of a chest freezer.
Now I have a laptop that is 1000 orders of magnitude faster, I can't
figure the capacity difference (32mb versus 60gb disk + 1 gb ram),
it runs on a battery all day long, and I can carry it all day over my shoulder.

Funny thing is I don't need tiny fingers to use it...:shock:

I have a camera that takes 300 pictures without reloading,
(and that's without the 14 GB card)
can produce prints with absolute sharpness and quality to
16x20, works like I think, and weighs a quarter of my old
medium format film beast.
I LOVE IT!


Ain't technology amazing.. Let the grand adventure continue...
Greg

PS - in 4 years of using CF cards in all kinds of
nasty environments (climatic and electronic) I've
never scrambled or seen a scrambled one.. at least
as long as you don't let the engineers play with the
format utility ...
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 5:55 AM   #16
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Hi, any X-ray machine uses high-power magnets to focus electrons squirted at targets to generate X-rays. Whilst well-shielded against X-rays, I would wonder about the magnetic field strength, although there are 'rules & regs' about that too. Trouble is, of course, just how sensitive a card/drive/etc would be against 'people-protected' strength magnetic fields.

I always remember returning from Paris and the airport gendarme INSISTING I put my rad. protection badge thru the X-ray machine - DUH!!!

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that sounds like a Pretec product
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Yes it is.........
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they're a design house that pushes the limits in the flash game in all formats. they have limited distribution. they licence their designs out. don't be surprised if in 6 months they'll toss out an 18 or 20 gb one.
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