Extra CF cards or X-drive?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Rudi, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. $265 ex GST from powerinnumbers.com.au - I don't know anywhere that
    does them inc GST for anything under that...

    Stuart Elflett, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. Rudi

    Danny Smith Guest

    Whereabouts? I'm in the market for some storage as we speak!


    Danny Smith, Jul 18, 2003
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  3. (Danny Smith), far, far away from here,
    appears to have written:

    ebay :)

    I just checked, and they've got nothing for sale at the moment on ebay,
    but here's their site.


    cheers, Mic (Reply address works...)

    When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    M i c C u l l e n, Jul 18, 2003
  4. Rudi

    Lionel Guest

    Dunno about under $300, but I just bought a 1GB Microdrive for $309 via
    Ebay Australia. Now that the 1GB CF cards are dropping in price, the
    Microdrive sellers are /finally/ lowering their prices to something
    (PS: The Microdrive arrived today, & works a treat. :)
    Lionel, Jul 18, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    I was thinking about the same thing from the same place... I have
    hesitated though... I wonder whether a 1 gig cheaper CF card like maybe
    the "Silicaon power 32x brand on ebay for $365 (no moving parts and more
    drop resistant) might serve me better than a 1 gig Micro drive.

    Thoughts or experiences anyone?
    Brenton, Jul 18, 2003
  6. Rudi

    Lionel Guest

    I was worried about the same issue (ruggedness), but over on
    rec.photography digital, lots of people who've been using Microdrives
    since day one claim that they're more reliable than cheap CF cards.
    Given that the Microdrives are both faster & cheaper than the CF's, I
    figured there was no harm in buying one.
    Lionel, Jul 18, 2003
  7. We use both and I find that the Ridata CF cards are faster than the
    microdrives.... plus one of the microdrives died :-( ....luckily at the
    begining of an event shoot, so nothing important was lost.

    My CFs are Ridata though and I don't know how good the cheap CFs are?

    from www.powerinnumbers.com.au......

    1 GIG POWER COMPACT FLASH CARD 30X: $350 ex. tax
    1GIG 30XTRASNCEND CF CARD TYPE I: $398 ex. tax
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Jul 18, 2003
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    Brenton Guest

    Well I'm convinced... it is 2 x 512meg CF cards for me then.
    HAs anyone had any expericen with CF cards going wrong?
    Brenton, Jul 19, 2003
  9. Rudi

    Brenton Guest

    Yep... replied just then... I don;t check it as often as the newsgroups
    becuase of all the spam.
    Brenton, Jul 19, 2003
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