So which one is better compact flash or Micro Drives.
I'm constantly tempted by the price/size ratio of the microdrives. But the slow write speeds would kill me.
Microdrives also consume more power. And spinning the drive up probably
consumes more power than keeping it spinning.
All of which means you might need to consider extra batteries to take
advantage of the larger memory.
Aaron Wilson wrote:
I had a nice micro drive from ibm... 4G.. It was fast! I never once used up my buffer on my 20d... I shot 36 pics in raw and buffer still was ready to go.. loved the drive.. used it 4 times and it died on me... It was a oem... I got it off ebay.. come to find out the person took it out of a mp3 play.. now im trying to get it fixed.. so ig you go then buy it from a real store. I have also used wolf camera's brand og a 1g compact flash... said to say i nail about 10 pics and wait for the camera to write... the lexar 512mb 6.0mb transfer card is almost as fast as the ibm (hitachi) drive... but have bot test it on a 30 pic rapid fire shoot... most i have done was a 10 pic shoot so i can't say on it.. but it does seem to write faster then the store's brand. i have been told the 20D does not support the WA technolagy... but it sure does write faster then then wolf's brand. I hope I can get this microdrive working
PS. all photos were shoot in RAW mode.
Do not buy any kind of memory device from Ebay. It's an IQ test.
Dark Angel wrote:
Huh? I've bought plenty of new Lexar 1gb 40x cards and a 2.2gb MD off of eBay. Never any problems.
maybe... but the guy with a flakey one will sell it there and figure it will work for you for awhile