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francois

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« on: May 02, 2004, 01:35:39 PM »

Sorry to say but I only heard bad things about them. Do some search on your favorite search engine!

I went the safe route and chose Hitachi / IBM microdrives.

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2004, 03:10:08 AM »

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The MagicStor drives are garbage.
And they are not MicroDrives...
They seems to be slower than the IBM or Hitachi MDs (see here).
So buy either a MUVO and extract its 4Gig drive or buy a real MicroDrive. Having to deal with a problematic memory card in the field is not something enjoyable!

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2004, 10:53:43 AM »

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And you get no warranty if you pull one out of a player.
True!
If you're concerned about lack of warranty then buy the retail Hitachi MDs. They are more expensive but you are convered.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2004, 12:22:42 PM »

Does anyone have any experience with the MagicStor 2.2Gig MicroDrive? The price (on flash-memory-store) is very favorable to the Hitachi 2 Gig, $190 vs. $235

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2004, 08:34:33 PM »

Buy a MuVo2 4GB MP3 player and take out the hard drive.

$200, and a real Hitachi 4GB HD.

The MagicStor drives are garbage.
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2004, 07:13:53 AM »

And you get no warranty if you pull one out of a player.
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MatthewCromer

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2004, 01:35:20 PM »

Edward,

Pull 2 out of players, you'll still save $100, and if one fails use the other one as your "warrantee" :-)
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