ChuckingFluff wrote in post #12384958
you really can't put it in backwards so theres not much to worry about. You could try and force it the wrong way but you'd know pretty fast that your doing something wrong.
I think some of the problems are caused by poorly designed CF cards.
If you look at the connector end of the CF card, each opening has a bevel to it. This is to guide the CF pin safely into the connector. What I have noticed is the bevel is not as 'wide' or "deep" on some cards as it might be on others.
Also I have seen some off brand cards where the sockets inside the card are not completely seated or centered and this also can and has grabbed a pin. In those cases the user will feel more than normal resistance, and some will just push a little HARDER and OOPS .... there goes the pin.
I've never bought, nor used any of the off brand cards .... for me it's been nothing but SanDisk or Lexar.
Maybe that is why I have never had an issue?
Keyan wrote in post #12384966
And they will continue to be more and more expensive and harder and harder to find as they are relegated to only a few "pro" devices.
CF cards are more expensive because they cost more to produce.
Kinda like it costs more to produce a Maserati then it does to produce a Ford Focus.
I still have some old 2MB CF cards and they still function today...have no use for them but we did try them to see if they still worked and they did.