4GB Flash Drive (USB Reader & Microdrive) - £28.20 or less delivered !!
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4GB Flash Drive (USB Reader & Microdrive) - £28.20 or less delivered !!

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Found 29th Sep 2006
4GB Flash Drive (USB Reader & Microdrive) - £28.20 or less delivered from Savastore.com

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Features: Versatile: supports Compact Flash Card. And 1.0"HDD Micro Drive | Technological: Supported up to 127GB | Fast: uses the USB 2.0 interface / USB 1.1 compatible | Compatible: Windows 98,2000,Me,XP; Mac OS 8.5.18.6,9.09.2.2,X (10.2 or newer) | Standardized: Microsoft Mass Storage Device (MSD) compliant | Easy: fully plug-and-play

Interface - Conforming to USB Specifications Rev 2.0 with Eject Handler Support CF Memory Card and True IDE (ATA) Mode 1.0 HDD Support Plug & Play and hot-swap function Support power down mode. Weighs just 50g.

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nice price
I remember paying £100 for a 2.2gb microdrive 2.5 years ago for an ipaq

Original Poster

Thanks Steff

Does anyone know the detailed transfer speeds for this? It says USB2.0, but that's just for the USB. These external micro-drives are often pretty slow (I just sold one of mine because it's too slow), so I'd like to see what the drive specs are.

Interface
- Conforming to USB Specifications Rev 2.0 with Eject Handler Support CF Memory Card and True IDE (ATA) Mode 1.0 HDD Support Plug & Play and hot-swap function Support power down mode

Transfer
- Speed480Mbps/Sec

Power supply Voltage
- 5.0 / 3.3 VDC (Power supplied by bus)

Power Consumption
- 500mA(Maximum) with MicroDrive

Operation Environment (Temperature / Humidity)
- 0 to 40 /+20 to 80%(No condensation)

External dimension
- 32(W)x32(L)x32(H)mm

Cable length
- Approximately 45cm

Weight
- Approximately 50g

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no info re microdrive's speeds on site...

Does anyone know whether the microdrive can be removed to be used in PocketPCs/Digital Cams?

Original Poster

Totoriko

Does anyone know whether the microdrive can be removed to be used in … Does anyone know whether the microdrive can be removed to be used in PocketPCs/Digital Cams?



Probably not, but not 100% sure

Totoriko

Does anyone know whether the microdrive can be removed to be used in … Does anyone know whether the microdrive can be removed to be used in PocketPCs/Digital Cams?

Looks like the drive is ejectable from the reader so the reader can be used for other CF cards. Also check ]this page.

Banned

I tried the drive from one of these in my Dell Axim X50v & the drive although detected wasn't recognised as a valid drive. I also tried to get it into my Canon Ixus 500 but the drive was too fat to fit into the CF card slot!

microdrive is a bit bigger than normal CF

mr.velvet

Looks like the drive is ejectable from the reader so the reader can be … Looks like the drive is ejectable from the reader so the reader can be used for other CF cards. Also check ]this page.


should be possible to be used in a camera that accepts microdrive...

Wouldn't reccomend it, have had the same for 3 months and it keeps failing after heavy transfer- the PC then won't recognise, or just reports faulty USB device. When I give it a couple of hours break it works fine...till the next failure. The good news is that the data is intact. The issue is with the reader itself, not with the microdrive, when in fault and try the normally working with it other CF it reports the same errors. Tried it on other machines to make sure it's the reader. On the way for RMA or refund.
The microdrive may be used in dig. camera as long as the camera supports microdrive- they are slightly fatter and the power requirements are higher IMHO.

As for the transfer speeds- have a look:

]http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1354/flashsg0.jpg

"keeps failing after heavy transfer" Could that be down to heat? Have you tried the card in another CF reader?

mr.velvet

Could that be down to heat? Have you tried the card in another CF reader?



ilko_t

The issue is with the reader itself, not with the microdrive, when in … The issue is with the reader itself, not with the microdrive, when in fault and try the normally working with it other CF it reports the same errors.


Hope that explains it:)
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