IBM microdrive og CF

Started Jul 22, 2004 | Discussions
Lars erik Nes Forum Member • Posts: 75
IBM microdrive og CF

To be used on a Nikon D70.

what should i buy

a 1 gig. IBM Microdrive (app. 180$ in Norway)
or
a 1 gig. SanDisk Ultra II (app. 240$ in Norway)

The IBM is cheaper....Are they relayable???

Len

technicsplayer Senior Member • Posts: 1,381
Re: IBM microdrive og CF

I've got both and the microdrive is still fine after 3 years, very pleased with the use I got out of it, but at the end of the day the flash memory has got to be more reliable. When I got the microdrive 1G of flash was very expensive, today it is less expensive in comparison . Considering the ultra II is faster and will use less battery power personally I would get that just for use in the next camera, even if the present camera cannot use all of the speed Pity you can't buy over the net and avoid your custom duty!

Lars erik Nes wrote:

To be used on a Nikon D70.

what should i buy

a 1 gig. IBM Microdrive (app. 180$ in Norway)
or
a 1 gig. SanDisk Ultra II (app. 240$ in Norway)

The IBM is cheaper....Are they relayable???

Len

Shutzman Senior Member • Posts: 1,427
Get the IBM

I've had the IBM 1GB MD which I bought 2 years ago for $240. It is the most reliable of my CF cards. It also shows 107 shots of RAW on my Nikon D100. Yesterday I got 1GB Lexar 40X WA (the new one that writes 6MB per second), it shows only 103 RAWs and I hope it is as reliable as the IBM.

I bought it to replace a slow 512MB of Sandisk, but I still keep the IBM. The 1GB IBM is also pretty fast, I'd buy that if I were you and save some money. Memory goes down in price, if you have a more advanced camera, in the future you can get the CF type I for less.

technicsplayer wrote:
I've got both and the microdrive is still fine after 3 years, very
pleased with the use I got out of it, but at the end of the day the
flash memory has got to be more reliable. When I got the microdrive
1G of flash was very expensive, today it is less expensive in
comparison . Considering the ultra II is faster and will use less
battery power personally I would get that just for use in the next
camera, even if the present camera cannot use all of the speed
Pity you can't buy over the net and avoid your custom duty!

Lars erik Nes wrote:

To be used on a Nikon D70.

what should i buy

a 1 gig. IBM Microdrive (app. 180$ in Norway)
or
a 1 gig. SanDisk Ultra II (app. 240$ in Norway)

The IBM is cheaper....Are they relayable???

Len

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Nikon D100
12-24mm f/4 Nikkor AFS
24-85mm G f/3.5-4.5 AFS Nikkor
70-200mm VR IF AFS Nikkor
100-300mm f/4 Sigma + 1.4X TC (Sigma)
60mm Micro Nikkor
50mm f/1.8 AF D Nikkor

technicsplayer Senior Member • Posts: 1,381
Re: Get the IBM

in a D70 the ultraII will be nearly times faster than a microdrive so that is part of the extra money you are paying, whether that's important is a personal decision.

Shutzman wrote:
I've had the IBM 1GB MD which I bought 2 years ago for $240. It is
the most reliable of my CF cards. It also shows 107 shots of RAW on
my Nikon D100. Yesterday I got 1GB Lexar 40X WA (the new one that
writes 6MB per second), it shows only 103 RAWs and I hope it is as
reliable as the IBM.

I bought it to replace a slow 512MB of Sandisk, but I still keep
the IBM. The 1GB IBM is also pretty fast, I'd buy that if I were
you and save some money. Memory goes down in price, if you have a
more advanced camera, in the future you can get the CF type I for
less.

technicsplayer wrote:
I've got both and the microdrive is still fine after 3 years, very
pleased with the use I got out of it, but at the end of the day the
flash memory has got to be more reliable. When I got the microdrive
1G of flash was very expensive, today it is less expensive in
comparison . Considering the ultra II is faster and will use less
battery power personally I would get that just for use in the next
camera, even if the present camera cannot use all of the speed
Pity you can't buy over the net and avoid your custom duty!

Lars erik Nes wrote:

To be used on a Nikon D70.

what should i buy

a 1 gig. IBM Microdrive (app. 180$ in Norway)
or
a 1 gig. SanDisk Ultra II (app. 240$ in Norway)

The IBM is cheaper....Are they relayable???

Len

-- hide signature --

Nikon D100
12-24mm f/4 Nikkor AFS
24-85mm G f/3.5-4.5 AFS Nikkor
70-200mm VR IF AFS Nikkor
100-300mm f/4 Sigma + 1.4X TC (Sigma)
60mm Micro Nikkor
50mm f/1.8 AF D Nikkor

technicsplayer Senior Member • Posts: 1,381
Re: Get the IBM

slip: three times faster

technicsplayer wrote:
in a D70 the ultraII will be nearly times faster than a microdrive
so that is part of the extra money you are paying, whether that's
important is a personal decision.

Shutzman wrote:
I've had the IBM 1GB MD which I bought 2 years ago for $240. It is
the most reliable of my CF cards. It also shows 107 shots of RAW on
my Nikon D100. Yesterday I got 1GB Lexar 40X WA (the new one that
writes 6MB per second), it shows only 103 RAWs and I hope it is as
reliable as the IBM.

I bought it to replace a slow 512MB of Sandisk, but I still keep
the IBM. The 1GB IBM is also pretty fast, I'd buy that if I were
you and save some money. Memory goes down in price, if you have a
more advanced camera, in the future you can get the CF type I for
less.

technicsplayer wrote:
I've got both and the microdrive is still fine after 3 years, very
pleased with the use I got out of it, but at the end of the day the
flash memory has got to be more reliable. When I got the microdrive
1G of flash was very expensive, today it is less expensive in
comparison . Considering the ultra II is faster and will use less
battery power personally I would get that just for use in the next
camera, even if the present camera cannot use all of the speed
Pity you can't buy over the net and avoid your custom duty!

Lars erik Nes wrote:

To be used on a Nikon D70.

what should i buy

a 1 gig. IBM Microdrive (app. 180$ in Norway)
or
a 1 gig. SanDisk Ultra II (app. 240$ in Norway)

The IBM is cheaper....Are they relayable???

Len

-- hide signature --

Nikon D100
12-24mm f/4 Nikkor AFS
24-85mm G f/3.5-4.5 AFS Nikkor
70-200mm VR IF AFS Nikkor
100-300mm f/4 Sigma + 1.4X TC (Sigma)
60mm Micro Nikkor
50mm f/1.8 AF D Nikkor

thefastest Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Get the IBM

dont want to spoil the ibm party... but i had one a while back. 1gb model for my 10d. worked for a few months with no probs, and too real good care of it. i have a usb2 card reader i use to pull the images off the md. apart from this, it lived its life in my camera and i was very careful never to shake it or drop it.

one day i put it in the camera and heard a siron noise. i thought it was the camera! heart attack time!

i finally realised it was the md

it was bought from japan and didnt have any kind of warrenty and thus i have a broken md sitting on my desk

i went out and purchased a 1gb fast cf card. never had any probs with this and is alot faster than the md. i paid around £130 for the md and £170 for the cf card. i know what im gonna purchase next time..

not saying they are bad, but just be super super careful!

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