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Lee 
 

compact flash cards


i am going to buy a fuji s2 pro camera. could you tell me what the difference is between the compact flash type 1 and 2. is one better than another. also could anyone explain what an ibm microdrive is. and finally, what is a good brand to buy? Lexar sandisk?

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9/6/2003 1:38:39 PM

 
Tim Devick   The difference between CF I and CF II is the size of the card. The CF II card is a little thicker and will not fit in a CF I slot. I believe they made it thicker in order to hold more data. Neither is "better" than the other; just different.

A microdrive is a CF II card that actually has a tiny little spinning hard disk drive in it, just like the disk drive in your computer, only much, much smaller. I have read that they require more battery power than regular CF cards because of the spinning disk drive. I personally wouldn't use one because out of fear of the disk going bad or becoming corrupted due to jostling of the card.

As for brands, there are a lot of good brands out there. I don't know that one brand is a lot better than another. I've got a couple Lexars and a couple of SanDisks. I'd suggest sticking with major brands (don't buy no-name cards). Make sure you know what kind of warranty you're getting with the card. Warranties vary quite a bit from one manufacturer to the next.


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9/12/2003 11:15:03 AM

 
Lee    Thanks a lot Tim. I appriciate that.


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9/12/2003 4:46:25 PM

 
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