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Old Mar 6, 2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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Is there anything that seperates the different brands of 2 - 8 GB MircoDrives apart from each other?

I'm just looking around at different brands and prices.

Would the Seagate 8 GB CompactFlash CF-II MicroDrive work with the KM 5D?
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Old Mar 6, 2006, 2:45 PM   #2
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I see no reason why it shouldn't work. On the other hand, microdrives are significantly slower and consume a lot more power. However, the speed of the card matters only if you use the burst mode. Microdrives are also less reliable.
However, in each of the last two winters I burnt one Sandisk Ultra 2 card (they were replaced with new cards by Sandisk). Do you really need an 8 GB card? On such a card you can store almost 900 raw images.
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Old Mar 6, 2006, 2:52 PM   #3
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How are the SanDisk cards with the 5D?
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Old Mar 6, 2006, 3:53 PM   #4
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Generally, all compact flash cards/microdrives work, or can be returned as defective. Mostly the differences are speed, and when it comes to microdrives, the nervous feeling you get about putting that phoenominally small device through the punishment of daily life.

This site shows user speed ratings of various cards. Sandisk cards are excellent, I own several.
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/cfcard/index.asp
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I do have a KM 7D not a 5D. No camera should have a problem with Sandisk cards. They seem to have a little problem, when it is extremely cold outside (and the air is beautifully clear for shooting pictures). It happened to me twice, that, when I turned on the camera, the CF card was suddenly gone forever.
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