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CF/Microdrive

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Gadgetman, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Gadgetman

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    We bought a new computer and on the front it has a plug in for a CF/Microdrive is that like my SanDisk Cruzer mini only with a larger capacity?
     
  2. Toyman

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    Kinda sorta not really. :)

    Compact Flash is a flash memory, but just a different form factor. There are about 8 or more form factors, like CF, SD, XD, MemoryStick, etc. Commonly used in digital cameras and PDA's.

    But yes, you bascially use it the same way, it just doesn't have a USB plug (obviously).
     

  3. ngray

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    Different. CF is the 2nd original flash memory format. The original was full-size pcmcia storage.

    CF is one of about a dozen flash memory formats. They have no integrated electronics, and must be read by a 'card reader'.

    The Cruzer is a 'usb key' or 'memory key' which DOES have integrated electronics. No reader necessary, just pop it in any usbe slot of a modern computer and it shows up as a drive.

    Use flash memory in digi-cams, and memory keys to copy files between pc's