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Feb 27, 2011 13:42 |  #1

What brand of Flash Cards give the best service?




  
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Feb 27, 2011 14:16 |  #2

I doubt anyone has done a recent objective test including all brands, speeds, and sizes of CF cards. After all, who would take the costs for such a thing. Certainly not the major brand vendors. ;)

I think you can find concensus you will not likely go far wrong staying with major brands (Sandisk, Lexar, Transciend, Kingston) that are purchased from a reputable retailer.

These days look for at least a 16GB cards that is at least 400x (so you can have a quick download). I think you start paying significantly more for 600x speeds and larger than 32GB.

Purchase anything from ebay at your own risk. ;)




  
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Feb 27, 2011 14:51 as a reply to  @ MCAsan's post |  #3

A lot will agree the Transcend 8-16-32GB 400X cards are a good choice and a fraction of the cost of Sandisk .

Look them up on newegg.com or ca depending on your location .




  
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Feb 27, 2011 22:51 |  #4

Transcend and Sandisk.


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Feb 27, 2011 23:16 |  #5

nitehawk55 wrote in post #11924370 (external link)
A lot will agree the Transcend 8-16-32GB 400X cards are a good choice and a fraction of the cost of Sandisk .

Look them up on newegg.com or ca depending on your location .

Transcend get my vote too.

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Feb 28, 2011 18:42 |  #6

Thanks, everyone.




  
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Feb 28, 2011 18:45 |  #7

Sandisk




  
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Feb 28, 2011 18:45 |  #8

transcend 400x for me as well - also the 400x comes w/ a lifetime warranty :)


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Feb 28, 2011 18:57 |  #9

Been pretty happy with transcend (2 different bodies) 400x and class 10. Stills and video. No issues.


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Feb 28, 2011 19:52 |  #10

120.000+ shots on Sandisks and not a single problem.



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Feb 28, 2011 20:04 |  #11

Bang for your buck: Transcend 400x
Absolute performance: Sandisk Extreme Pro

I use both and have not had a single problem with either.


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Feb 28, 2011 20:18 as a reply to  @ rishu_pepper's post |  #12

This topic reminds me of topics frowned upon on some of the motorcycle forums I frequent because it's like asking "What kind of motor oil do you recommend and why?"
Everyone's going to have an opinion and there really is no wrong answer!

What might be a more informative thread would be "OK gang, tell me about problems you've had with your memory cards and don't spare the details".

And just for the record - I'm a fan of Lexar CF and Sandisk SDHC and have had no problems with either.


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Feb 28, 2011 20:20 |  #13

First I went Sandisk and then years later went to Transcend. Never had a problem at all!




  
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Mar 01, 2011 05:29 |  #14

CamFan01 wrote in post #11932846 (external link)
What might be a more informative thread would be "OK gang, tell me about problems you've had with your memory cards and don't spare the details".

Which makes for an even more pointless thread. I can tell you the result now - Sandisk will come out with the most problems. Not because they're the least reliable but because more people own them. It's like asking about car reliability - there will be more people with problems with Ford than with TVR, even though the failure rate of TVRs approached 100%.

What would be interesting is finding out why past users of brands like PNY have stopped using them. A few years ago there were almost as many people evangelising PNY as there are proclaiming the virtues of Transcend today. Did PNY start producing trash? Or have their avid fans changed over to the latest new messiah of memory?


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Mar 06, 2011 12:41 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #15

Anyone noticed Transcend seems to be doing away with the lifetime warranty and going with a 2 year now ?
I noticed the warranty changes while looking at the listings on newegg too....hmmmm :confused:
Here's the 16GB 600x , notice the warranty is only 2 years......
http://www.newegg.ca …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820208498 (external link)




  
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