- Brand Name: Pexagon Technology
- Model Number: MD4GBBP
- Hard Disk Size: 4 GB
- Hardware Platform: PC
- Hard Disk Rotational Speed: 3600
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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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this off amazon back in 2005 or 2006. It is still in my canon Digital Rebel to this Day and is working flawlessly after thousands of pictures!Published on December 23, 2010 by SteveM
I purchased this microdrive almost 4 years ago, for my DSLR camera. It worked great, the capacity was large, and the price was quite reasonable at the time! Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by Matt in NC
I have two of these for use in my Nikon cameras and will be buying a couple more! Fast writing, durable and from a great manufacturer.Published on January 19, 2007 by Jethro's Dad
I saw another post that said the card did not work with the D70(s). I find that to be completely different than my experience. Read morePublished on March 20, 2006 by phil
Great price, but not worth the money. We bought one as a "day use" memory card for our new camera in addition to a faster solid state card we will use for underwater photography. Read morePublished on January 18, 2006 by T. Lisk