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Dec 04, 2012 08:06 |  #16

dkizzle wrote in post #15324345 (external link)
I've seen others recommend running new memory cards thru a stress test.

I'm afraid mine would just fall off the back of the treadmill. :)


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Dec 04, 2012 09:50 |  #17

LV Moose wrote in post #15324353 (external link)
I'm afraid mine would just fall off the back of the treadmill. :)

Which is why you should always have a licensed M.D. on hand :lol:.


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Dec 04, 2012 10:24 |  #18

I only use Sandisk...and I hate treadmills.




  
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Dec 04, 2012 11:02 |  #19

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I only use Sandisk...and I hate treadmills.

+1 on Sandisk :D. Treadmills? That's why wives and girlfriends always remind us of yard work.........


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Dec 04, 2012 18:39 |  #20

Lexar cards and reader.




  
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Dec 05, 2012 04:53 |  #21

I've used Sandisk and Lexar, never had a problem with them.

Or Transcend. Or PNY. Or Kingston. Or Canon. Or Casio. Or Nikon. Or PCI. Or Digitex. Or Integral. Or WexPro.

In fact, I've never had a CF card fail on me.


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Dec 05, 2012 08:34 |  #22

My Transcend card has been great. I had a new Kingston fail and take some pictures and videos with it. Any brand can fail.


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Dec 05, 2012 09:50 as a reply to  @ thedge's post |  #23

+1 on Transcend 400x series, a great value. Been using 16 and 32gb for several years without a problem. I also have multiple Lexar Pros and Sandisk Extreme cards and believe it or not, only a SanDisk Extreme IV bought at a legit retailer in 2007 has ever failed. SanDisk claimed fake card and Ritz Camera said impossible and I got stuck.

Bought a couple Maxell 16gb 400x at B&H for $19.99 couple of months ago and so far can tell no difference among cards. Agree with comments only buy from retailers you trust, never eBay or Amazon Marketplace. Both are full of counterfeit goods.


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Dec 05, 2012 13:40 |  #24

Sandisk. There is no other brand.


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Dec 10, 2012 15:33 |  #25

Actually there are plenty of other reliable brands, Lexar, Transcend, Ridata, etc.


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Dec 10, 2012 18:39 |  #26

ryant35 wrote in post #15323058 (external link)
I've had SanDisk CF cards fail on me, 3 of them to be exact.
I exclusively use Kingston 16gb x266 CF cards in a pair of 7D's. Almost never hit the buffer shooting off road racing and they copy super fast to my laptop with my SanDisk 500mbs card reader.

For this price I have 4 and I should probably get a couple more.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …tFlash_Ultimate​_266X.html (external link)

Thats the only card Ive ever had fail on me.


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Dec 10, 2012 19:05 |  #27

TheDocAUS wrote in post #15322026 (external link)
I also believe Transcend, Ridata, Pretec and Silicon Power are reliable, based on personal experience.

Silicon Power offers the best value vs performance for the money in my personal experience.
Their speed ratings are READ speed ratings, I messaged Silicon Power regarding how their cards do not meet the rated speed during write, and they responded with it's only a read rating.

If you need pure speed, go for the bigger names.


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