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Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
know it's slow).

I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.

thanks

Drifter
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"Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> wrote in message
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> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
> know it's slow).
>
> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>
> thanks
>
> Drifter
> "I've been here, I've been there..."

I don't have the 10D (I've got the D70), but do use three 4GB MDs and
think they are a great solution. You'll REALLY want to rethink that
"download
via cable" philosophy...I got a generic CF1/2 PCMCIA reader from B&H
for about $20 and it was really worth the money. BTW--Before you buy a MD,
check on www.techbargains.com for deals as there've been $50 rebates on them
and they have been in the $125-150 range.
 

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I have a 4gb drive in my Minolta 7D and very pleased with it - essential,
IMHO, if you do a lot of RAW shooting due to size.

I'd also recommend using a CF card reader. Be aware that not all CF readers
support the MD. Hitachi's site lists those that do. E.g. the Sandisk
readers ($20) you see at Circuitcity and Best Buy work fine.


"Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> wrote in message
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> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
> know it's slow).
>
> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>
> thanks
>
> Drifter
> "I've been here, I've been there..."
 
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"Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> wrote in message
news:752tt01s3220e28ufohngt6gtr0ege40vs@4ax.com...
> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
> know it's slow).
>
> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>
> thanks
>
> Drifter
> "I've been here, I've been there..."

I have used an IBM 1Mb microdrive for more than 2 years. More than 14,000
images from my Fuji S2 pro camera.
I always remove the card and transfer images to computer via a card reader,
sometimes several times a day !

The card has never given me any trouble.

Dennis
 
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I hope you mean 1 Gb.

"Dennis Bradley" <dennis@no_spam_please_dbradley.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in
message news:crm3ds$bv6$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
>
> "Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> wrote in message
> news:752tt01s3220e28ufohngt6gtr0ege40vs@4ax.com...
>> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
>> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
>> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
>> know it's slow).
>>
>> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>>
>> thanks
>>
>> Drifter
>> "I've been here, I've been there..."
>
> I have used an IBM 1Mb microdrive for more than 2 years. More than
> 14,000 images from my Fuji S2 pro camera.
> I always remove the card and transfer images to computer via a card
> reader, sometimes several times a day !
>
> The card has never given me any trouble.
>
> Dennis
>
 
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Yes, Rudy

Well spotted....I should have said 1GB. Those 14,0000 pictures must have
worn out my own personal hard drive :))

Dennis

"Rudy Benner" <bennerREMOVE@personainternet.com> wrote in message
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>I hope you mean 1 Gb.
>
> "Dennis Bradley" <dennis@no_spam_please_dbradley.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in
> message news:crm3ds$bv6$1@newsg4.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>
>> "Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> wrote in message
>> news:752tt01s3220e28ufohngt6gtr0ege40vs@4ax.com...
>>> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
>>> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
>>> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
>>> know it's slow).
>>>
>>> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>>>
>>> thanks
>>>
>>> Drifter
>>> "I've been here, I've been there..."
>>
>> I have used an IBM 1Mb microdrive for more than 2 years. More than
>> 14,000 images from my Fuji S2 pro camera.
>> I always remove the card and transfer images to computer via a card
>> reader, sometimes several times a day !
>>
>> The card has never given me any trouble.
>>
>> Dennis
>>
>
>
 
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IMHO :

Advantage : price.

Disadvantages :

- they eat a lot of battery
- they don't work at high altitude (according to the manual & personal
experience in the Swiss Alps)
- they don't work properly when the temperature is too hot (personal
experience in Sri-Lanka)
- they are rather slow.
- multi Gb cards is a bit like putting all one's eggs in the same basket...
it's a bit risky in case of failure.

Greetings.

Pierre.


"Drifter" <zespectre@askme.com> a écrit dans le message de
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> Microdrives...some people love them, some people hate them.
> Still the price for a 4GB microdrive is right so my plan is to buy
> one, stick it in my 10D, and leave it there (download via cable, yes I
> know it's slow).
>
> I would be interested in comments before I make the final decision.
>
> thanks
>
> Drifter
> "I've been here, I've been there..."
 
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