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Best price for 1gb MicroDrive ??

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by TheSeer, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. TheSeer

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    Anyone know where I can get the best price for the IBM 1gb MicroDrive? I have a Canon G5 and want to expand the storage.

    The best price I have seen so far is DABS.COM who are offering it for abotu £142 inc VAT.

    Also, is it really sensible to use the MicroDrive for a camera? Is it up to taking the knocks??

    Thanks

    SA
     
  2. tomson

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    I'd suggest getting a 1gb flash card over a microdrive for 2 reasons - the first being durability, the second, battery life of the camera.
     
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    julie, thats a cracking price. i would suggest that flash cards are no guarantee of reliability, plus the cost per meg is much higher than microdrives. in any case, if you are worried about whether a microdrive can take 'the knocks', then surely you are equally worried about the rest of the camera! i have two microdrives and both have survived a trip to thailand and back - my camera is always kept in a padded bag of some description. battery life isnt really an issue either. i use a Fuji S2 Pro with those drives and had to recharge a set of batteries no more than once a day, depending how many shots i took.
     
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    Compact flash cards generally write faster than microdrive, a 3rd good reason...
    I think Microdrives are on the way out because of larger capacity flash cards, however at a reasonable price like that I would take the risk on a microdrive.
     

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