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« on: February 28, 2003, 07:24:06 AM »
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I have no vested interest in touting the Microdrive (other than my own positive experience), but here's something to keep in mind.

There is no reason to believe that a solid state drive is going to be more reliable than one based on a hard disk. I once heard a good argument from an engineer who pointed out that solder joints and other mechanical components are in fact more likely to give way due to temperature variations. vibration and impact than will an HD. I don't know if for a fact, but based on people I talk with and e-mails that I receive my guess is that both types fail at roughly the same rate, which is extreemly rarely without misuse.

Michael
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2003, 09:05:28 PM »
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Not to fuel the fire, and I'm sure the IBM microdrives are all Michael says they are, but the price differential kind of makes the issue a moot point.  You can get 1gb compact flash from the following link (a 5 star store on Yahoo Shopping) for under $220...20 bucks more than the microdrive.

You convinced me earlier about the microdrive reliability, Michael, but I'll pay the extra 20 bucks (as long as San Disk is a good compact flash, that is) for solid state, even if it's just for false security :-)

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/erwincomputers/san1gbcomfla.html
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2003, 08:56:06 AM »
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Ya....  I guess it's only a matter of price now.  Thanks, Michael.
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