1 GB MicroDrive Write Time Comparison (D1)

Started Sep 1, 2000 | Discussions thread
Stan Disbrow Senior Member • Posts: 2,935
Re: 1 GB MicroDrive Write Time Comparison (D1)


Nice job. I haven't picked one up - yet.


The 1GB MD has a lower current demand (from IBM spec sheets) than the 340MB one does. That will automatically mean less heat generation. Part of this is refinement of the drive controller in the MD and part of this is the closer track spacing a 1GB has over a 340MB. The heads don't need as much current to move a shorter throw.

I've not understood the MD heat issue. All three of my MD's run cooler than either my SanDisk or Lexar flash cards. I can only surmise that there were variations in some MD's, perhaps earlier ones. I can recall such variations in larger drives in the past, so it wouldn't surprise me one bit.....


Uwe Steinmueller wrote:

What about heat with 1GB drive?


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