Sony microdrives - what's the point?

Started Nov 23, 2004 | Discussions thread
Music Hands Regular Member • Posts: 387
i get 32 fps with regular old Lexar CF (not hi speed) !

Tribe_Yeti wrote:
On the sony F828 you can shoot video clips at 30fps with the stick
pro or a microdrive. With the sandisk CF Ultra ll it will go to
only 16fps. I guess a microdrive is faster than a sandisk Ultra ll

Andreas Frank wrote:

Leon Wittwer wrote:

Read and write speed seem the only advantage for those devices that
can make use of it. Slightly increased fragility would seem to be
the main drawback.

Microdrives are MUCH MUCH slower than any decent Flashcard, say a
SanDisk UltraII or ExtremeIII.

I own both a 1GB IBM Mircodrive and a 2GB Sandisk UltraII, and
there's no way getting near the Speed of a UltraII with a crappy

In my opinion, the Microdrive's time's over, if they don't increase
capacity much soon (20 GB or something).

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