1 GB MicroDrive Write Time Comparison (D1)

Started Sep 1, 2000 | Discussions thread
Glenn New Member • Posts: 1
Re: 1 GB MicroDrive Write Time Comparison (D1)

Ended up reading another thread where you could order them from Roberts Imaging.


Can't find the drive on the web but if you call and ask for Jody he will organize everything for you. Just need to send a money order to the states. That clears in about 5 days and then they FedEx it and you hope customs doesn't inspect it

Notified today that it's shipped so will let you UK folk know how the customs handle it and how much more I may have to pay.


MattTheHat wrote:
Hello Glenn,

I got mine from Imaging Spectrum here in Dallas
http://www.imagingspectrum.com > . I'm not sure if they export or not.
Good luck.

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UPSGlenn wrote:
Hey Guys,

Where did you buy your 1gb Microdrives from?

I'm stuck in the UK where stocks are non-existent and they will charge
about 40% more (which sucks).

Looking forward to using one in my canon and my ipaq...


MattTheHat wrote:
Hey guys,

I haven't shot with the 1 GB MicroDrive enough to commment ont the heat,
Stan is spot-on about the current consumption vs heat issue (even if
he's not a
professional photographer ;-> ). My 340 MB MicroDrive DOES get hot,
perhaps it's
an earlier model, but I did not notice excessive heat from my test runs.
If it's
important, I'll run themm again and try to guesstimate the heat level of
the drives.

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-MattTheHat (rank amateur)

Stan Disbrow wrote:

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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