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#1 james

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Posted 25 March 2003 - 10:52 AM

http://www.robgalbra...ge.asp?cid=6007

Select your camera model and see which CF card is best for your setup. I find that the Microdrive writes RAW's fastest for my S2 at ~1800 Kbps - which is good and bad news.

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#2 Kasey

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 02:48 AM

I've been using a 1G microdrive in my D 100 and find that the raw write speed is almost as fast as my strobe recycles - ie. fast enough
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Posted 26 March 2003 - 09:33 AM

James,

What type of flash card (or microdrive) are you currently using in your S2?

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#4 james

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 12:24 PM

I have been using a Microdrive. It is at the top of the list in the Robgalbraith tests.

I recently sent my Microdrive to the junkyard in the sky when I found out that it is not waterproof - so I am looking for another storage media solution as well.

It looks like either another MD, or a fast CF card that is not on that list...

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#5 marriard

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 12:30 PM

I have been using a Microdrive.  It is at the top of the list in the Robgalbraith tests.

I recently sent my Microdrive to the junkyard in the sky when I found out that it is not waterproof - so I am looking for another storage media solution as well.

It looks like either another MD, or a fast CF card that is not on that list...

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Love my microdrives. Can't wait til the 4GB ones come out.

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Posted 26 March 2003 - 01:25 PM

i also use 2 microdrives, can't fault them, i was thinking of getting the new XS Drive to back them up on (the new USB2 version)
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Posted 27 March 2003 - 05:20 PM

Cool, they even added the 10D into the mix! Sadly, it writes more slowly then the D60 -- WTF!?! I think I'm going to have to run my own test.

I used an MD until very recently -- it seems the folks on ebay are willing to pay me $5 more than buying a new one would cost them, so I decided to sell it and got a 1gig transcend 30X CF card. The MD was very reliable in my experience, but latency was an annoyance, CF cards are solid-state and noticeably faster (at least with my camera), though the fast ones do cost more.

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Posted 27 March 2003 - 08:04 PM

1 GB IBM MD. Don't know how fast it is but it writes faster than I can think of what to do for my next shot.
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#9 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 28 March 2003 - 12:17 AM

Ditto Dave.

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