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Old Jun 24, 2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default C-5050 and 340MB Microdrive?

My current camera is shot and I'm looking at replacements. Have a 340MB Microdrive that I'd like to use in the new camera. Specs for the C-5050 indicate that it can use 512mb & 1gb drives, but doesn't mention the 340mb. Oly tech support doesn't know if it will work. Anybody actually using a 340mb in one of these cameras? TIA.

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Old Jun 24, 2003, 1:53 PM   #2
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The 340Mb is an older design requiring a larger current surge on power up, and they are slighly faster spinning up as well than 512/1G! My PDA has the same warning for the 340Mb... although it works just fine. May be when the batteries are 1/2 depleted or something so you can try but stick with a higher mAh rating on those niMh! 8)

Also turning off the rear LCD might just divert the extra power needed for the 340Mb... During normal operation the MD draw less current.
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