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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #16
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Hi any one know if you could swap the harddrrive in a firestore or MCE with
2 X 32GB CF cards and a CF to IDE adepter like this one

http://www.1topstore.com/product_inf...products_id=94
That would definitely work...well sort of. Addonics makes one that works with 2.5" harddrives which a lot of these storage units use.

I have a firestore FS-4 and the very first thing I did when I got it 2 years ago was rip the small 40gb hd out and replace it with a nice 100gb drive.

Now with the firestore, I believe only one of the CF slots will work because the second slot is a slave and not striped with the first to make one large harddrive. It actually would be a piece of cake, even to modify the FS-4 casing to allow you to swap cards easily, but here is the big question - why would you want to?

I mean sure it would be fun to do, but at the current time you would almost be downgrading your device, costing more to get less space, etc. If the cards were cheaper or there was a way to hook up multiple CF slots and of course a way to get rid of the FS-4's goofy casing, it would be great.

The MCE device looks great (the solid state one) but not for that price!!!!! I like that it mounts on the bottom of the camera which I think would be the most convenient place to mount it - but again it lacks a few things, no removable battery and no removable storage! Plus, before I got the FS-4 I bought a citidisk which was made by the same co (just under a different name) and the thing was the biggest POS ever. They sent me I believe 2 or 3 different units and not one worked right - the firestore has never ever failed on me.

So I guess like everyone else, I am waiting for the next great solution but I feel it definitely should have removable media and bettery and a loooooong life!
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 01:09 PM   #17
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We ordered a quickstream dv/hdv drive on May 22nd and it still has not arrived despite many phone calls.
Does anyone have any insider thoughts about what is going on?
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 01:11 PM   #18
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Trouble getting MCE quickstream drive

We ordered the quickstream dv/hdv drive from MCE on May 22nd and have still not received the drive or been given a clear delivery date from customer service. If I don't get it by next week I am canceling the order.

Has anybody else tried ordering this product?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #19
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Quickstream DV/HDV--does it really work?

I've done several searches on the forum for the Quickstream DV/HDV and found a number of threads from a couple years ago where people were frustrated with it because it wasn't reliable. But I haven't found anything of substance that has been posted recently (as in, the last six months).

Does anyone out there use the Quickstream DV/HDV recording device and if so, do you have any problems with it? At this price, I'm guessing its either a POS or else the best thing since sliced bread. But with the lack of posts about it, I'm guessing its more likely to be a POS 'cause if it were great, everyone would be running to get one.

So what's the skinny on it?
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Old August 18th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #20
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I'll take the silence as a "no."
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Old August 18th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #21
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web site says: "If you are not completely satisfied with the QuickStream DV/HDV for whatever reason simply notify us and we will arrange for it to be picked up at your location by FedEx. Your entire purchase price, including shipping, will be cheerfully refunded."

you can test it for 30 days an give it back if your are not happy.
the only bad point is the SSD version cost the hell.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:17 AM   #22
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I have QuickStream sitting in my cupboard that I purchased about 4 years ago from a company here in Australia. In fact the one in my cupboard is the second one I have owned - the first started giving trouble very early in its 'life' and was promptly replaced via the Australian agent.

I used the replacement unit about four or five times a year since then and it performed flawlessly...

... until earlier this year and that's when my troubles started!

I discovered that the company that I purchased my unit from no longer handled them but instead now stocked the Firestore units (uneasy feeling started to tickle my spine). Their answer to my phone inquiry was that I would have to deal direct with Quickstream (tickle started to change to an mild itch).

My first email to Quickstream took a long time to be answered (mild itch now a strong irritation) with the response that I would have to ship the unit to them before they could comment - not entirely unreasonable.

My follow-up email asking more questions has never been answered and so I have consigned it to the cupboard.

I don't know what their customer support is like in the US nor do I know what it is like in other countries but I do know what it is like for me!
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Old November 10th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #23
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I need to update this post.

I was re-arranging my storage cupboard and rediscovered my dead Quickstream unit so decided to give them one more go, after all it only takes a few minutes to whip off a quick email. So, I sent off another email outlining what had happened in the past

To my surprise, I received a reply within 24 hours that not only apologized for the lack of communication but also answered my questions! So I am now in the process of arranging to ship it across to them.

I will keep posting updates just in case anyone is interested.

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