Celcho van Apu's Hardware heeft een review geschreven van de 1GB Micro drive van IBM. Deze 1GB versie is vooraf gegaan door de 170, 340 en 512MB Micro drives. Dit 1GB modelletje kost zo'n $500. De prestaties zijn nog redelijk voor het formaat: 12ms average seek time, 3600rpm en een transfer rate van 2,6 tot 4,2MB per seconde.
The is unit is very tiny - the platter is the size of a measly quarter. It connects to a host through a type II CompactFlash slot and can interface with most anything with this slot since it acts just like flash memory to it's host. There are also PC card adapters so you can use a microdrive with your laptop. Since it uses CompactFlash, a CompactFlash reader for digital cameras will read a Micro Drive. A digital camera that supports these hard drives would benefit greatly from the near unlimited capacity of the card. Some packages from IBM include a PC Card adapter and/or CF (CompactFlash) readers.
[...] In conclusion it's a nice toy, but you will have to drop some dollars to get your hands on it. It's great to have one gigabyte to store your stuff on. It's more amazing to me that the technology has come so far. I remember once upon a time when a 1GB drive for a desktop was common. Now we can get the same storage in the size of a quarter, simply amazing. Is it worth it? No. Is it hella cool? Yes.
Faster than flash memory
It's just so damn cool!!
Way too expensive - not worth the money
The other Micro Drives offer a better price/space ratio