When I went to digital photography in the spring of 2003, I could not
bring myself to consider microdrives for that application, and
bought, at that time, two 1G flash cards. I now have a pair of
near-obsolete Nikon D100s and four 1GB flash cards. I still don't own
a microdrive. I don't see the advantage. I'd rather transfer the CF
contents to two laptop-sized disk drives than trust the microdrive
with the only copy of anything.
Remember, I'm the one who believes in redundancy.
I've had flash memory now for about 10-12 years, starting with a
PCMCIA card 5MB for my HP-100LX palmtop and it's been fine.
I don't think I'd recommend microdrives for field recording, either.
4GB flash cards are now available.
At 11:45 AM 9/27/2005, Lou Judson wrote:
>Has anyone here used a microdrive yet? Same size and fits the slot
>for a CF card. I'm wondering why one would want them, are they any
>better or what? I can only imagine before too long we might have 20
>gigs in either microdrive or CF, the way things keep getting smaller...
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