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Old Feb 28, 2005, 10:05 PM   #1
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There is some description by Steve, but I don't know which one

Icould use as a backup device for my PC. I have a PCMCIA Type II

slot in my PC and in my HP palmtop and I use a full size Flash Card

Type IIfor data interchange between these two computers.

The full size Flash is obsolete and is not available in larger capacities

(over 256MB). I know I can get an adapter that will allow me

to plug a CF Type I into it and that into the PC. As I also

intend to buy a digital camera, I would like to get a CF that

I could use (along with an adapter) for all three devices - desktop

PC, HP palmtop, and a digicam. Sandisk offers two types of

Type II adapters- one for CF and another for Ultra CF which

makes me believe that Sandisk CF and Ultra II are not the

same Type I. Can someone comment on this? Thanks a lot

for reading this.

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As far as I know, the Sandisk compact flash and the Ultra II are both Type I and almost the same. The only difference AFAIK is the speed (Ultra II is faster)...

If the prices are close, I owuld go for the Ultra II (usually there is no need for fast memory cards for cameras except when when using continuous/burst mode to take pics and for movies)...
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Sivaram Velauthapillai wrote:
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As far as I know, the Sandisk compact flash and the Ultra II are both Type I and almost the same. The only difference AFAIK is the speed (Ultra II is faster)...

If the prices are close, I owuld go for the Ultra II (usually there is no need for fast memory cards for cameras except when when using continuous/burst mode to take pics and for movies)...
The Sandisk Extreme III is as its name describes, meant for extreme conditions:

"the SanDisk Extreme III cards also boast the industry's widest guaranteed operating temperature range from a freezing minus 13F (minus 25C) to a scorching 185F (plus 85C)."

edit: But, from what I've read, the Extreme III is faster.
www.henrys.com :
Extreme III reads and writes at about 20Mb/s
Ultra II reads and writes at about 9Mb/s to 10Mb/s

These are as advertised, but I can't comment on real-life examples.
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Thanks for your prompt reply. I am gett'n somewhere.


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Old Feb 28, 2005, 10:44 PM   #5
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Thanks, likewise.
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