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Anyone ever seen one of these things?
I saw one recently with an Apple symbol on it for a PCMCIA
slot, Has anyone got any experience with it?

I'm thinking of buying one and was hoping someone online
either has one or knows more about them.

It's a 5.0mm height, 5.00GB PCMCIA card

Link to a similar drive:
Toshiba 1.8 inch drive

Dave :cool:

[ November 11, 2003, 06:39 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 

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IBM had something similar, Microdrives, a couple years ago. They made them for Handspring Visors, but they were about 100MB or so.
 

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I have a chance to buy one later today...But...It's untested
and can't be tested until after I've bought it.

It's a risk...But is it worth the risk?
I'm not sure if the thing will work or not,
It's part of an estate sale. (Under $20. u.s.)

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If it was made for the PCMCIA slot, I'm not sure why it wouldn't work it one...
 

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It just got too high priced...Bid wise.
For something that is untested...I'm not paying over $40 u.s. for it.

Untested 5 gig drive bidding war

The guy that's bidding higher on it...Seems to be a Toshiba collector.
Or a PCMCIA card collector.

I'd have kept bidding...But really...It's not worth it.

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Well...I kept on bidding...But Safari did an unexpected quit
on me right in the last minute and someone else got the
card...Damn!...I could have had it...But then perhaps it's for
the best. (I've seen these cards fetch over $125. u.s.)

Funny thing about this bidding though...I know it was at
ebay.ca when I started bidding...But when someone started
bidding from the U.K. it all of a sudden became ebay.uk...
What's up with that?


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IBM had something similar, Microdrives, a couple years ago. They made them for Handspring Visors, but they were about 100MB or so.
I've been doing all kinds of searches of ebay and have
found numerous combinations of PCMCIA drives from as
little as 105 mb to as much as 5 g.b.
What I find interesting is the interest in these drives,
There is a bit of a bidding frenzy for them at the moment.

My interest is just for using it as a scratch disk in
Photoshop for my laptop, I think the interest others have is
mostly for either MP3's or watching movies with less power.

Dave :cool:
 
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