Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by DJW, Jun 11, 2005.
A word of caution.
I looked at 2.2G microdrives before deciding to get a CF card from the USA via ebay. This one looks like a magicstor 2.2 that ebuyer sells if you look at the ebuyer customer feedback reviews the magicstor has problems with some DSLR's amongst other things.
This one at novatech may be a different animal ... or it may not. (oh and its cheaper at ebuyer)
Just another word of caution. Microdrives are mini hard drives and have moving parts. Some people reckon they're not as reliable as CF cards, and others say they've never had a problem. I've never owned one, but I'd do a bit of research first. 49 quid isn't a lot of money, but it could cost a lot more if you lose irreplaceable images. Personally, I think I'd prefer 2 x 1 gig cards.
Have a 4GB microdrive that I've experienced no problems with to date....although only 1 month so far & about 300 shots.
I have just ordered the 2.2 from Ebuyer along with a Fuji S7000 for where I work ( I get to keep and use whilst they pay...great ) ...I honestly had not thought about there being any problems with it but am a bit worried after reading this
Fuji S7000 officially doesn't support storage larger than 1gb due to the file systems being different. There are also plenty of listed problems with Magicstor Micro drives some of which have been discussed in this forum http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1012 (Unfortunately the search facility is currently disabled & I can't find the exact threads but if you try at a later date you'll find all the info you'll need. Godd forum for S7000 users
It wasn't from Ebuyer by the way...I ordered a few things yesterday including from Ebuyer so got a bit mixed up. I can't remember where I ordered it from but it was a packaged dea with the S7000 and 2.2 drive.
If the S7000 dosn't support it then I am going to be sending a pretty harsh email back to them
Thanks for the link too...gonna be having fun with the 7000 so will need some advice on how to best use it
I certainly would hope the card and camera will work together if its a packaged deal! If they don't, or the camera can only see the first 1GB you're well within your rights to bite their heads off
Well they should arrive tomorrow so I will find out then
I just bought one of these.......it arrived this morning and it is a Magicstor.
Duh....guess who just found out his Canon A80 doesn't take typeII CF cards or microdrives
Use an A75 myself and very nearly made the same mistake buying off MyMemory a couple of months back, just decided to double check on Steves didgicams before I pressed the buy button, so pleased I did
Well, same story as above. I did order from Ebuyer (like I said..ordered a few things for work from various places anc couldn't remember where I ordered this from..lol) and the camera and 2.2 drive combo arrived today....and the camera will not see the microdrive
I am going to be emailing Ebuyer tomorrow to ask for the card to be swapped for a coupole of 1gb ones...but am going to check on this forum first to make sure that they will work
By all accounts, the magicstor 2.2 drives are dodgy as hell, but the proper IBM/hitachi ones are excellent, had a 4gb for over a year in my DSLR and worked perfectly, and using the cluster size trick my camera saw the full 4gb of the card, not just up to the 2gb fat16 limit.
I can use the Magicstor 2.2 fine in any of the card readers at work or that I have at home but the camera will just not work with it
All evidence seemed to point to current draw of the unit being outside CF2/microdrive specification......
Anyone tried this card with a D70 please?
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