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Thread: Magicstor CF Card from Eastgear

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Toa Payoh

    Question Magicstor CF Card from Eastgear

    Any tried this? How is the performance? Its only $359.00 at Eastgear.

    1" Harddisk Drive is a new generation of storage products for hand held device.

    Here's the hard drive that fits in the palm of your hand! Developed to meet the needs of handheld systems and devices that connect to your notebook, the Magicstor 2.2GB Harddisk drive is one of the highest capacity hard drives available in a one-inch diameter. Featuring a CF+ interface with Type II PCMCIA compatibility or USB 2.0 interface, 4200 RPM, and 10msec average seek time, the harddisk drive is ideal for use with digital cameras/video cameras and handheld PCs.

    This full package comes with FREE PCMCIA Adaptor & USB 2.0 Reader/Writer


    Capacity: 2,200 MB
    Interface: CF- II (ATA & PCMCIA Compatible)
    Media Type: Glass
    Rotational Speed: 4,200 RPM
    Media Transfer Rate: 52.4-99.6 Mbits/sec
    Transfer Rate: 3.3-6.5 Mbytes/sec
    Seek Time (average): 10 msec (typical)
    Error Rate (unrecoverable): <1 per 1013bits (with full ECC and error recovery)
    Head Load/Unload Cycles: 300,000
    Voltage: 3.3/5.0 VDC +/- 5% auto detect
    Current (write): 275 mA
    Current (idle): 18 mA
    Dimensions: 42.8(w) x 36.4(d) x 5.0(h) mm
    Temperature: 0 to 65C operating
    Relative Humidity: 8 to 90% operating
    Shock (half sine): 175G (2ms) operating
    Vibration (swept sine): 1G 0-pk (5 to 500Hz) operating

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    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Planet Eropagnis


    Its basically ur HDD, shrunk 10 times down.

    Be careful how u handle it though... A simple "Whoops!" a loud *piak* and u see ur Data fly to Data Heaven and see urself plunging to the darkest depths of Hell.

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    my experience has not been very positive
    they said many things about how good it is etc

    but when used with DSLR for whole day of shoot, the card
    overheat and after 200 shoots , it simply shuts down

    shots werent taken in quick seccession, just regular event shoot.
    However if you take leisurely shots, it might have time to cool off.

    However HITACHI drive dont have that problem

  4. #4

    Default Microdrives

    My 2 cents worth of comments.
    Basically microdrives is a shrink down version of the current drive. Due to its size, the major problems are heat dissipation and static electric zap (or ESD) especially when use in portable device like cameras. The big manufacturers are jumping into the market now as they see the potential. I believe by next year you will have much cheaper microdrives at a higher capacity points flowing into the retail market.


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