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Pexagon MD4GBBP Microdrive, 4GB, Hitachi, Blister


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  • 4GB removable storage in a one-inch hard drive weighing just over half an ounce!
  • Industry standard CF+ Type II format
  • Incorporates leading edge HITACHI technologies for maximum capacity, performance and reliability
  • Rubber bumpers for shock absorption
  • Maximum sustained data rate of over 7MB/sec
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Product Description

CL) MU) HIT 4GB MICRODRIVE W/CASE

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0006ZSVY6
  • Item model number: MD4GBBP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pexagon Technology
  • Model: MD4GBBP
  • Hard Disk Size: 4 GB
  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 3600

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Snoopy on March 29, 2005
so, i bought the 2GB Hitachi Microdrive for my girlfriend when i got her a brand new Canon 20D.... fantastic camera, and you would think that she would have no problems with 2GB worth of room (500+ pictures).... i was wrong.... several shoots later of waterfowl along the coast she kept filling the 2GB card due to the continuous shoot mode of the 20D (5 pics/second for 5 seconds)... she then had to 'borrow' my 1/2 GB compact flash card from my Canon 410... so i looked up what the 4GB microdrive was going for and was very pleased to see this drive listed... was hesitant at first in terms of the Pexagon label, but found out that they are just a US distributor for Hitachi.... so i took the plunge and am very glad of it.... reformatted the card with the camera just to make sure it was all set and it has worked flawlessly ever since.... she has yet to fill it on a single shoot!!! (although she has come close a couple of times)... and thus far we have never had an issue with either microdrive, especially in terms of reliability... i know some folks are concerned about shock ratings and the like, but as long as you take care of the card as well as you take care of your camera i don't see from an engineering perspective why there would be any issues.... great buy!!!!!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Propellerhead on February 18, 2005
If you're looking for a Microdrive, you can't beat the price of this particular distribution. The units I recieved were exactly the same model number as the unit supplied with the JVC Everio camcorder I recently purchased. I feared that the low price implied that the performace specs would differ but they don't.

If you own a digital SLR or any digital camera that takes CF Type II cards, these drives are great! My Nikon D100 will store 1200+ hi-res 5 Megapixel JPEG compressed images using a 4GB drive. I now own three of the 4GB drives and one 1GB drive. I think 3.5 hours of video or 3,900 images should get me through most vacations without running out of space. The last trip I took to Cambodia I was forced to either delete photos or burn CDs. That's not an issue with these drives. Supposedly 6GB & 8GB versions will be released later in 2005. When those become available shooting in RAW will be practical and the lossy JPEG format will be a thing of the past.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. Laynor on September 6, 2005
An excellent purchase to accessorize my new Nikon D70 digital single lens reflex camera. In the default large format mode of the Nikon D70, this CompactFlash microdrive will hold in excess of 2200 photos. Too much? My last major vacation resulted in over 1500 photos, so do the math. A single 1gb CompactFlash card will probably cost more than $125.00, I bought this microdrive on special for just a little bit more! It's a bit sluggish when downloading to the computer (either with the card still in the camera or in the computer) but that's the only fault I can find with it! An excellent product, easy to use, and well worth the money! You can Froogle it, but Amazon has the best price!
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Nkp on March 22, 2005
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This is a genuine Hitachi microdrive in original packaging. The word 'Pexagon' nowhere to be seen. Excellent value.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Paul Walsh on June 1, 2005
I bought this with a few concerns. But I am so impressed. A Hitachi 4GB microdrive. It's just great. It works brilliantly in my Canon EOS 20D. I can get almost 1,000 picts at high JPG resolution. I've not had a single problem with it. Well worth the money.
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After 40,000 shots, 2 cameras, 1.5 years and many drops, this chip still performs perfectly. I've used it heavily and aggressively and have had a great experience at a great price. Its almost as fast in write speeds but slower in read speeds during computer upload. There are some myths about the chip that its slow and fragile, which I'll explain below is just totally wrong.

Speed:

On my old Canon 20D, I got its full claimed buffer in RAW and JPEG. On my newer Canon 5D (12.8 megapixel), I get 17 instead of the 19 claimed RAW pictures during continuous shooting, and I pretty much can't run out the JPEG (well over 50). I've used the Sandisk II, and after some testing, I found that the write speed was almost the same, but the read speed is about 1/3 slower when loading onto the computer. Not a big deal, since the write speed is a bigger priority while shooting. Yesterday, I loaded the whole 4gb chip into Apple Aperture in 14 minutes.

Space:

On the 20D or 30D, you'll get almost 500 in RAW, but on my 5D, I get under 280, so I'm now shopping around for a 8gb chip. You might try the 6gb rather than the 4gb since its getting cheaper.

The "Fragile" Myth:

People always say that the microdrive is more "fragile" than the compact flash, which I can say with absolute certainty is B.S. Most people who criticize the microdrive have never used it or known anyone who used it - last time I checked, judging without knowing is called ignorance, no offense.

Anyway, I shoot my college football team, for the college newspaper, and frequently I do landscape and wildlife photography, so I'm frequently taking the chip in and out of my camera and dropping it on occasion.
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