Magicstor2.2GB in Net4501 - Does not work, suggestions? - Was: RE: [Soekris] MagicStor Plus 2.2GB Microdrive
hkubota at gmx.net
Sat Mar 19 08:46:48 UTC 2005
Soren Kristensen wrote:
> Anyway, I have one of those drives here, it also crashed after short
> use so I declared it to be a piece of s***. Use Hitachi drives
I thought about getting one of those (they are cheaper than Hitachi's
Microdrives after all), so asked photographers I know.
It seems everyone whose camera can use CF tested them...results were
mixed: about 4 said it did not work at all
whereas the Microdrive was ok, and the other 2 got it working in their
camera. One died within 2 months.
That's a sample from 6 photographers with CF capable camera.
Statistically not significant, but it made me not buy one of those.
The price difference in Japan is only about 20% to the 2GB Microdrive
However, it seems they treat their Microdrives not too well either: they
seem to die after about 1-2 year of heavy use.
Those who use it only once in a while, had no problems so far.
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