Magicstor CF Card from Eastgear

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Mar 15, 2004
Toa Payoh
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 65°C 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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Jul 24, 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.


Sep 5, 2003
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


New Member
Mar 29, 2004
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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