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mckennma
07-17-2006, 10:39 AM
Hyperdrive bare (no hard drive) storage device
www.hyperdrive.com (http://www.hyperdrive.com)

Color: Silver, little larger than it looks in the picture. Still fits in front poach of camera bag

Batteries: 4 x AA, came with two sets and it charges the batteries internally. You can use 2500mAh for up to 80GB in uploads.

Hard drive installation was about 5 minutes. You have to downlaod a file to format the hard drive internally. It needs a 256MB-2GB CF to accomplish it. Format was decent speed.

Speed of downloads: 10.55 MB/s on Sandisk Extreme III CF. Almost 2x as fast as the Wolverine MVP.

No video display to see pictures.

tspore
07-19-2006, 08:45 AM
Very interesting, It looks just like my compact drive. (http://www.fourthirdsphoto.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=19&Itemid=26)..
I think you will be very pleased.

mckennma
07-19-2006, 02:44 PM
Reviews are still a work in progress. Had yard work to do last night.

I like the Hyperdrive better than the Wolverine MVP. I talked with Wolverine Data management about turning off the fancy copy screen to improve performance.

Hyperdrive, I like the ease of install of the new hard drive. You have to keep a copy of the format utility on a CF media to change hard drives. Speed was excellent compared to the performance I seen listed for Sandisk Extreme IIIs. I like the 4 x AA 2500mAh batteries that can be changed and long battery life due to no LCD picture screen.

I plan on carrying both on my European trip. I will be doing more shooting before I leave and test both devices side by side.

mckennma
07-21-2006, 09:15 PM
I have a funeral on Friday and Saturday. I was planning on extending the reviews to cover all the different media and more on the features. I wanted to get some screen shots of both to post. Sorry for the delay.