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How often have you lost images/files on a CF card?

 
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Jun 16, 2012 20:34 |  #1

Just wondering how often...if ever, have you lost images/files off of a CF card?

And if so, which type of card was it?

I keep seeing people debating about whether or not to get one larger size CF card, vs 2 or 3 smaller sized CF cards in fear about "putting all of their eggs in one basket."

I know it's always possible to lose files on a CF card for whatever reason, but how often does that really happen? (Esp with quality brand cards)


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Jun 16, 2012 20:50 |  #2

Never had problem with Lexar or sandisk. Tried Duracell and had a bad one out of the package. Put all your eggs in one basket, and guard that basket!




  
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Jun 16, 2012 21:38 |  #3

Never happened to my kinston CF nor Transcend SD


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Jun 16, 2012 21:47 |  #4

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Jun 16, 2012 21:51 |  #5

I had a problem with a SanDisk 16GB card about a year ago. The computer was only able to download the first 16 images of 118. The camera recognized the images, but the computer would not be able to go past 16.

I got the images by downloading from the camera, thank goodness.

I always use a card reader to download, then format the card in the camera when done. After this happened I formatted in the camera a couple of times to make sure it was done and I have not had a problem since.

Odd - maybe the reader and not the card - I'll never know.


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Jun 16, 2012 21:57 |  #6

Never had a problem, been always using Sandisk. I don't know if its true, read somewhere to format your card every time you finish transferring to increase the life?


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Jun 16, 2012 22:08 |  #7

Thanks for all the replies.


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Jun 16, 2012 22:12 |  #8

I've been using Sandisk CF for 7 years and have never had a corrupted image. I also have used Lexar and Kingston SD cards for several years and again never have had an issue.


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Jun 16, 2012 22:15 as a reply to  @ Canonswhitelensesrule's post |  #9

Only once, lost about a dozen out of about 7 dozen. It was on new Sandisk CF card, don't believe I formatted it in camera before using and never had issues after.


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Jun 16, 2012 22:35 |  #10

I lost everything I had on an 8GB SanDisk Ultra. It worked out though when I found the card 2 months later hidden under papers on my desk. :lol:

We have used SanDisk exclusively without incident,


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Jun 17, 2012 07:04 |  #11

One (of 4) Kingston CF cards. One CF (of maybe 50) SanDisk (CF and SD/SDHC)cards. SanDisk replaced theirs. None on any card I've bought in the last 7 years (which have all been SanDisk Ultra or better in SD, SDHC and CF sizes, and 2 GB or larger).


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Jun 17, 2012 07:29 |  #12

The only time I ever had a problem was with a Transcend 16GB 100x card. During a shoot of about 600 images I lost something like 10 to file corruption, for no apparent reason.
Luckily I'd shot in Raw+JPEG and although the Raw files were irretrievable I was able to salvage most of the JPEG versions of the corrupt files.

I've never had any other problems, whether with Transcend or my preferred brand SanDisk.




  
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Jun 17, 2012 07:54 |  #13

never had a problem with sandisk


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Jun 17, 2012 10:02 |  #14

Only once have I lost images, and that was because I lost the card. That was when I used several smaller cards and had to swap them during the day. Nowadays I keep all my eggs in one secure basket, rather than trying to juggle several smaller baskets of eggs.


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Jun 17, 2012 13:17 |  #15

i've never had them go away once on the card.




  
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