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Old November 13th, 2003, 06:03 PM   #31
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This looks like a good deal for a 1gig CF card?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...609077-3976159

Jeffmeister, whaddya think?

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Old November 13th, 2003, 08:25 PM   #32
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Don, that's one of the best prices I've seen lately, as long as you do rebates. Here is a fairly comprehensive CF card data base.
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Old November 14th, 2003, 11:07 AM   #33
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Just be careful to save the anti-static bag with the bar code sticker when you get it. It's required for Viking rebates along with proof of purchase. Or at least it was when I tried. I missed out on a rebate because I had thrown the bag away when unpacking the card. I was told absolutely no exceptions, even though the jerk at Macmall had said "oh, no problem." Fortunately, it was only a $20 rebate.
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Old November 14th, 2003, 11:27 AM   #34
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I've seen the 2.2GB MicroDrive now go for right around $200.

www.pricewatch.com

Which would you guys rather have?

A 2.2GB MicroDrive or a 1GB CompactFlash?

Who's faster and who uses more battery?
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Old November 14th, 2003, 12:11 PM   #35
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The micro drive is slower, both read and write and uses more battery power. Not all cameras support FAT 32 so you may only get 1.9GB of space. The non-IBM micro drives seem to have a higher failure rate, but that is really just hearsay.
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Old November 14th, 2003, 12:35 PM   #36
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The reliability of the MicroDrive does concern me. I was given a 340MB version as a gift and it had the "click of death" right out of the box. It was somewhat humorours to hear the mini version of the all too familiar "clunk clunk".

I think I'll go with the 1GB CompactFlash.
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Old December 16th, 2003, 05:25 PM   #37
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I'd go with the CF card every time. The MicroDrive is too scary. And I'd take Jeff's advice about slower and using morte battery power.
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