Re: CF cards for 1Ds : Microdrive or Solid state ?
My experience with my two MD have been outstanting for more then 1 year, not a picture lost, and I have to admit, I am not very carefully, plus I got my equipament onto several diferent situations that push them to the limit. Also I got a software called Easy Recovery (that I highly advise) that I used onse to recover my lost HD (desktop), soo I formated my MD just to make a test and then I used the software on it. I was able to recover ALL the pictures.
From what I have been reading here in this forum and other places, Solid State are certanly more reliable, but when you lost data it is much more dificult to recover. I also heard about that when a solid state card show some problem, then it is the first of several other forcing you to change it. But on MD if you have one problem you can solve it by just formating it, aparently it will not give you more problems. If I am wrong please, somebody correct me, but this is what I have been reading around.
Also you have to thing about costs. A MD of 1Gb costs about U$280 and a CF Solid State 1Gb costs about U$600. Soo you can buy 2 MD for the price of one Solid State and you also get some change. I think this is good deal, because you can have not 1 but 2Gb and in two cards, soo if one goes dead you still have another to continue your work. And it will be more easy to recover the lost data on the dead one.
Hope I helped.