Seagate ST1 5GB compactflash card Firmware 3.04
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12 November 2006
According to Seagate these 5gb drives with Firmware 3.04 have been PHYSICALLY changed so they are not CF compliant.
Although these are listed under Photography > Digital Memory Cards they WILL NOT WORK in a digital camera.
Basically these dries were made for MP3 players and Seagate "fixed" them to stop people buying the MP3 and ripping out the drive to use in a digital camera.
I cannot speak for other firmware versions but would ask would be purchasers to Google "seagate firmware 3.04" and read the masses of forum messages . I spent four hours trawling them all in the hope there was something I could do to make this drive work, it was four hours wasted.
To make matters worse, I could have avoided the hassle if I had looked before buying the untested drive. The drive doesn't even work in my card reader!!!!! It causes a major error in Windows and shuts down my PC!!!!!!
Funny how the seller has had another two of these up for sale and all of them "safely stored pending a project I never got time to build". Funny as well, how I didn't receive a response from the seller when I emailed to advise that he should amend his listing so that it wasn't in digital memory cards!
You have been warned!
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