Solution for expensive mem cards...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Which actually is pretty easy and has been around as CF micro drives for
    several years.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jan 9, 2008
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    snapper Guest

    Expensive?????

    Memory cards are so darned cheap these days. My local has 2 gig Sandisk SD cards for under $30. Go back 5 years to when a 512
    meg CF card cost $500 or more and you will know what expensive is. Or back 9 years to when I was paying $120 for a 4 meg SM card.
     
    snapper, Jan 9, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    And the CF micro drives were an option for some time, but now they
    just don't offer much over a CF flash card. I see at B&H you can still
    buy a 4GB microdrive for $125, I wonder how many of those they are
    selling.

    By the time you can a hard drive down to the size of a CF card it just
    does not have room for much storage. The biggest microdrive is
    something like 8GB and cost over $200.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jan 9, 2008
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    Jay Guest

    Jay, Jan 9, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    You are pretty funny, you only want the fastest most expensive memory
    cards, but you are willing to take half and hour to down load 4GB of
    photos.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Jan 9, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    And the CF micro drives were an option for some time, but now they
    just don't offer much over a CF flash card. I see at B&H you can still
    buy a 4GB microdrive for $125, I wonder how many of those they are
    selling.

    By the time you can a hard drive down to the size of a CF card it just
    does not have room for much storage. The biggest microdrive is
    something like 8GB and cost over $200.

    Scott

    IPODs use a tiny 160Gb drive now but I am guessing the speed is not so high,
    probably useable for many situations though and with a nice big fat, fast
    flash memory buffer could work.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Jan 9, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    Damn, we were using 32Mb cards for event shoots with S2Pros.
     
    Pete D, Jan 9, 2008
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    Baabin
    I think $38 for 8GB CF with free shipping is a normal price. E.g.,

    http://www.meritline.com/adata-8g-cf-card-speedy.html

    (I'm using meritline often, but know nothing about A-Data).

    Hope this helps,
    Ilya
     
    Ilya Zakharevich, Jan 9, 2008
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    Mark B. Guest

    $118:
    http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-Perfo...f=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1199933299&sr=1-11

    $89:
    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Stand...f=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1199933361&sr=1-12

    $105:
    http://www.amazon.com/Compactflash-...f=sr_1_59?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1199933435&sr=1-59

    $40:
    http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-8GB...ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1199933480&sr=1-9

    $55:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-8GB-...f=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1199933539&sr=1-11


    Amazon isn't even the cheapest, but I've found them to be pretty reliable.
    So what were you saying?
     
    Mark B., Jan 10, 2008
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  10. Actually a 40GB microdrive was recently announced, and then the 48GB Pretec
    compact flash card was announced :)
     
    Michael Meissner, Jan 10, 2008
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    With flash memory becoming cheaper, and smaller, I suspect that some
    cameras on the low price end will dispense with the flash card slots and
    just include 4GB flash memory in the camera soon. That and a Wi-Fi
    connection would work wonders for convenience. Pictures could go
    directly to the computer if near one's wireless router.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 10, 2008
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Ron Hunter, Jan 10, 2008
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