cf vs micro drive (2007)

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  1. bluerangeriii

    bluerangeriii TPF Noob!

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    i did a search but the last time this was talked about was 3 years ago.
    prices have changed so i have some questions.

    i remember when i was in high school looking at a photo catalog and looking at a 8 gig cf for 2 thousand dollars. that was when 512mb was more than enough. the prices have changed and i just bought a 2gig cf and ive had a 2 gig microdrive since 2004. the cf cost 37 dollars and it was a sandisk ultra II the extreme III was too expensive. the hitachi microdrive cost well over 200 dollars back when i bought it. i just did a search on the micro drive and the same model is selling for 230 bucks. whats the advantage of a microdrive now that cf come with larger storage?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would not be amazed if there was no advantage anymore ... but people please tell me if I am mistaken.
     
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    Micro drive is not better than modern day CF cards. The micro drive has moving parts that are more prone to failure.

    CF is solid state memory and is nopw faster too.
     
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    i mean i thought that cfs are better but i dont understand why microdrives are priced at almost 5x the price of a cf. and i cant find a good reason why except that stores over stocked them and dont want to sell them at a huge loss.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because producing a microdrive is much more complicated and expensive


    because people apparently buy them for that price.
     
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    What exactly is a microdrive?

    *never mind...found out.
     
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    They also use more battery power due to their moving parts.
     

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