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Can anyone recommend an SD card with exceptional build quality?

 
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Dec 07, 2014 14:07 |  #1

Hi,
Another one of my SanDisk SD cards fell apart. The plastic broke around the contacts of the SD card and my 6D won't read it anymore (it'll read other SD cards), but my SD card reader will. I don't feel like I've been mishandling it or anything. I searched could not find anyone who sells replacements for the case that's housing the memory chip.

With that said, could anyone recommend an SD card that's more durable?


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Dec 07, 2014 14:30 |  #2

I beat the crap out of my gear and have never had one break.

So either be a bit more gentle or you might have to wait for these to come out

http://petapixel.com …ds-virtually-unbreakable/ (external link)




  
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Dec 07, 2014 14:54 |  #3

Wow. I've been using SanDisk SD, microSD, and CF cards for years and have yet to have any build quality issues.


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Dec 07, 2014 14:58 |  #4

drvnbysound wrote in post #17318716 (external link)
Wow. I've been using SanDisk SD, microSD, and CF cards for years and have yet to have any build quality issues.

Likewise. And you can add PCMCIA (PC-Card as it became, because People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms)


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Dec 09, 2014 01:32 |  #5

For the price of them these days, provided that you stick to the "top" brands like Sandisk, it really does not present a problem. I have broken two Sandisk cards, my fault.


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Dec 09, 2014 01:51 |  #6

Super Secret wrote in post #17318631 (external link)
Hi,
Another one of my SanDisk SD cards fell apart. The plastic broke around the contacts of the SD card and my 6D won't read it anymore (it'll read other SD cards), but my SD card reader will. I don't feel like I've been mishandling it or anything. I searched could not find anyone who sells replacements for the case that's housing the memory chip.

Sounds like your SD card is the exceptional one.


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Dec 09, 2014 02:16 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #7

I have had a Samsung SD card chip the corner of the card off and since stopped working. At the end of the day i have lots of 8gb cards so not a massive deal if one breaks. I think it's just one of those things. Untill they make them from graphene i'll keep buying lots of small cards and change when they break.


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Dec 09, 2014 03:26 |  #8

This looks like a rugged SD card:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …4GB_SDXC_Memory​_Card.html (external link)




  
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Dec 09, 2014 03:30 |  #9

never seen a SD card, or any card for that matter, fall apart.
sorry to hear you have had this problem


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Dec 09, 2014 04:16 as a reply to  @ bk2life's post |  #10

Well at least you can get the info off it.
Never had one fall apart- bad luck with you .
Sandisk are fine


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Dec 09, 2014 05:19 |  #11

I found and threw away a 32MB Sandisk SD card a couple of weeks ago. It worked fine and was in good condition (I formatted it before tossing it), just no longer really usable due to capacity limitations.


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Dec 09, 2014 07:36 |  #12

You might check with the manufacturer about a warranty. Having said that your case seems unusual so I can't help but think about the possibility of a counterfeit card. For a replacement be concerned about the source. A place like Best Buy sells thousands of cards a week and thus sources them direct from the importer, someone like Sandisk. If you buy from a small supplier, ebay, or sometimes Amazon, there is the possibility of a counterfeit card.




  
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Dec 09, 2014 23:14 |  #13

I haven't had one break on me, and I've used SanDisk, Kingston and PNY with no issues across multiple devices and continuously taking them out and into readers, etc. Not sure if there is a "more" durable SD card from the major makers.

That Delkin Black looks great - not sure of cost, though.




  
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Dec 10, 2014 07:45 |  #14

John from PA wrote in post #17322295 (external link)
Having said that your case seems unusual so I can't help but think about the possibility of a counterfeit card. For a replacement be concerned about the source. A place like Best Buy sells thousands of cards a week and thus sources them direct from the importer, someone like Sandisk. If you buy from a small supplier, ebay, or sometimes Amazon, there is the possibility of a counterfeit card.

what he said.

I have bought all my cards from a chain office supply store (never from amazon) because i "know" that they get the cards direct from the manufacturer. Only buy when they are on sale and you pay virtually the same as you can find them online. Sale prices are often half of their everyday price.


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Dec 12, 2014 12:47 |  #15

I've been using Sandisk, Lexar, A-Data, Samsung, and even PNY and never had them break. The only SD that went bad on me from the beginning was a PNY 200x card, which came in corrupt. However, other than that, I guess I've been pretty lucky.


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