Sadly, my microdrive bit the dust.

the non-working microdrive

When it came out, it was almost $500.

Amazing what a little three inch drop to the ground while transferring it to my compact flash reader will do. Believe it or not–they’re not so strong as they are purported to be.

Thankfully, when it comes to memory cards, my card was not alone in dropping… the prices have fallen too. Even 2 gigabyte compact flash cards are looking cheaper (and much faster).

As far as durability, solid state is the way to go. I lost a few good pictures to this now click-clacking compact flash card.