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    What reputable dealer has the best price on an IBM 1GB microdrive?

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    In article <3F10C31E.93B5D676charter.net>, [email]burokercharter.net[/email] says...
    > What reputable dealer has the best price on an IBM 1GB microdrive?
    >
    > Don
    >
    >
    You'll pay more for a 1 gig MD than for a 1 gig solid state CF card and
    the MD has moving parts and takes more power to operate. The
    Microdrive's days have come and gone -- unless the rumors of 2 and 4 gig
    versions are accurate.

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    In article <MPG.197a9abfa269999a98a334news-server.jam.rr.com>, Todd Walker wrote:
    > In article <3F10C31E.93B5D676charter.net>, [email]burokercharter.net[/email] says...
    > > What reputable dealer has the best price on an IBM 1GB microdrive?
    > >
    > > Don
    > >
    > >
    >
    > You'll pay more for a 1 gig MD than for a 1 gig solid state CF card and
    > the MD has moving parts and takes more power to operate. The
    > Microdrive's days have come and gone -- unless the rumors of 2 and 4 gig
    > versions are accurate.
    >
    Just bought a MD from upgradenation for USD 186. Where can you get a CF
    for less?
    Steen Larsen Guest

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    "Todd Walker" <twalker294hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > You'll pay more for a 1 gig MD than for a 1 gig solid state CF card
    Well, not in Australia. MD's are 30-40% cheaper.

    > and
    > the MD has moving parts and takes more power to operate.
    A modern camera has moving parts as well. We better start using shoeboxes
    with a small hole cut in them.

    > The
    > Microdrive's days have come and gone -- unless the rumors of 2 and 4 gig
    > versions are accurate.
    They are. I had a 2.2gb one in my D100 a fortnight ago.




    Gavin Cato Guest

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    If you bump your shoebox it won't go unreadable...good chance your
    microdrive will. A company that I worked for routinely ordered 6 rental
    microdrives for a project each year. Every year 1 or 2 of the drives arrived
    DOA from being jostled in shipping. and another 1 or 2 went DOA in use.

    I rate them somewhere below garbage.

    "Gavin Cato" <gavinnospam.com> wrote in message
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    > "Todd Walker" <twalker294hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.197a9abfa269999a98a334news-server.jam.rr.com...
    >
    > > You'll pay more for a 1 gig MD than for a 1 gig solid state CF card
    >
    > Well, not in Australia. MD's are 30-40% cheaper.
    >
    >
    > > and
    > > the MD has moving parts and takes more power to operate.
    >
    > A modern camera has moving parts as well. We better start using shoeboxes
    > with a small hole cut in them.
    >
    >
    > > The
    > > Microdrive's days have come and gone -- unless the rumors of 2 and 4 gig
    > > versions are accurate.
    >
    > They are. I had a 2.2gb one in my D100 a fortnight ago.
    >
    >
    >
    >

    Graphic Guest

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    On 13-Jul-2003, "Graphic" <graphic99mindspring.com> wrote:
    > If you bump your shoebox it won't go unreadable...good chance your
    > microdrive will. A company that I worked for routinely ordered 6 rental
    > microdrives for a project each year. Every year 1 or 2 of the drives
    > arrived
    > DOA from being jostled in shipping. and another 1 or 2 went DOA in use.
    >
    > I rate them somewhere below garbage.
    I have had the opposite experience, granted my sample is small. Of the 3 CF
    cards and 1 microdrive I bought, 2 of the CF cards failed in the first week
    and had to be replaced. The MD has worked flawlessly since its purchase in
    November last year. Looking at the specs, any "bump" to the camera hard
    enough to damage the MD inside will probably damage the camera. I have
    dropped mine, out of the camera, from table height to the uncarpeted floor
    without damage.

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