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Is the Seagate Photo drive compatible with my camera?

There are two primary considerations when determining if the Seagate Photo drive will work with your camera: A) form factor and B) capacity limitations.

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Specifications

 
Capacity 12GB 8GB 4GB
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Interface Options ATA/IDE ATA Flex, Compact Flash Type II ATA Flex, Compact Flash Type II
Performance      
Spindle Speed (RPM) 3600 3600 3600
Cache (MB) 2 2 2
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 66.7 33.3 33.3
Sustained Data Rate OD 10.2 8.8 8.8
Average Latency (ms) 8.3 8.3 8.3
Power Management      
Seek, Typical Operating (W) .154 .226 .226
Idle, Typical Operating (W) .140 .200 .200
Environmental      
Temperature      
Operating 0° to 60°C 0° to 70°C 0° to 70°C
Non-operating -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C
Shock      
Operating: Gs (ms) 300 (1ms) 175 (2ms) 175 (2ms)
Non-operating: Gs (ms) 2000 (1ms) 750 (2ms) 750 (2ms)
Acoustics (bels - sound power)      
Idle 1.6 2.1 2.1
Operating 1.9 2.5 2.5
Physical      
Height (in/mm) (maximum) 0.2007/5.1 0.1968/5.0, .197/ 0.1968/5.0, .197/
Width (in/mm) (maximum) 1.583/40.2 1.685/42.80, 1/ 1.685/42.80, 1/
Length (in/mm) (maximum) 1.189/30.2 1.439/36.55 1.439/36.55
Weight (lb/g) .030/13.6 0.0397/18 0.0397/18
Model Number CF and ST Series Capacity Spindle Speed (RPM) Interface Cache (MB)
ST612712DE ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM   2MB
ST612712DEG ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM ATA/IDE 2MB
ST612712DEG ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM ATA/IDE 2MB
ST612712DE ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM   2MB
ST68022CF ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022FX ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST68022C-RK CF Photo 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022C-RK CF Photo 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022CF ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022FX ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST64022C-RK CF Photo 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST64022CF ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST64022FX ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST64022C-RK CF Photo 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST64022FX ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST64022CF ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB