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Thread: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

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    Default Re: Kingston Elite Pro CF card

    this is an old thread to revive...

    I still prefer Sandisk. No problems after 2 years of hard usage
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    Default Re: Kingston Elite Pro CF card

    Quote Originally Posted by vector1 View Post
    this is an old thread to revive...

    I still prefer Sandisk. No problems after 2 years of hard usage
    yah very old leh. when i saw on page 1 Elite Pro 4GB at $359, i went


    then i saw it was in 2005

    using the kingston elite pro for 2yrs + now. no probs at all. suspected that there was something wrong and convergent changed a brand new one for me on the spot

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    Actually guys,i dont really mind Kingston.When i went to source for CF card,i found out that the price for faster Sandisk cards were more expensive than the Kingston Ultimate II 266x.The particular shop sold the Sandisk Extreme II 2GB(which was a miserable 10MB/s write speed) at $90+!At another shop,the Kingston Ultimate II 266x 4GB retailed for only $100.10.I been using Kingston for some time and there's no prob with it

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    kena playbackside by Kingston mem card twice, where the card is "unable to detect" in the mist of an underwater shoot, NO MORE leh.

    The card was replaced by Kingston's agent, but I lost 1 day of photo and was lucky that someone can lend me a spare card for the duration of the trip.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    I also got bad experience with Kingston. EVEN Kingston Ultimate. Aftersales is great, card replaced, but my faith has been weakened. Went to Myanmar trip and the card cant be read successfully and images got corrupted, then found out from the other guys they have heard bad stories about it and all now are using Sandisk. I guess it was the cold weather (but Kingston website guarantee operability for Ultimate from 0 degree celcius and the coldest it got over there at the time of incident was around 4 degree celcius). I mean after sales service is good, but I cant wait for after sales service in a third world country stuck in a resort on the other side of the lake where you need to take 2 hour boat ride to the other more civilised side (more people, got road link to other villages and cities).
    Now, I am stocking Sandisk only. Still have my kingston but only using that for daily streetshots in singapore.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    Got my new Canon Powershot SX100IS and looked hi & low for a new mem card.

    In the end, i settled for Toshiba's SDHC 4Gb (Class6, Made in Japan with Lifetime warranty). Cost HK$280 or about S$50.

    Unlike the few other brands i saw, Made in China, I think Made In Japan still carries weight in reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensman View Post
    Got my new Canon Powershot SX100IS and looked hi & low for a new mem card.

    In the end, i settled for Toshiba's SDHC 4Gb (Class6, Made in Japan with Lifetime warranty). Cost HK$280 or about S$50.

    Unlike the few other brands i saw, Made in China, I think Made In Japan still carries weight in reliability.
    Where did you bought the card from? I want to buy too.

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    I go for SanDisk, got bad experiences with Kingston before. Never tried Lexar though.
    For a couple of dollar more, reliabilty of SanDisk is worth it.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    I also have bad experiences with Kingston, now only stick with Sandisk.
    However, Sandisk cost a fair bit more, not just a couple of dollars.

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    I don't know why. I am seem attached to kingston..maybe it has something to do with the word "king" hahah.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    You will thank Sandisk and curse kingston when you lose some of your most precious shots.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    How about Transend CF card? Any one has any bad experience?

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    Default Re: Kingston Elite Pro CF card

    Quote Originally Posted by jamestan View Post
    I would rather carry 4 pieces of 1GB than 1 piece of 4GB. I do not like to put all my eggs in one basket. If the basket breaks, all eggs gone. In 4 baskets at least if one breaks still have 3.
    Why not 4 pieces of 4GB card? It give you more headroom if you shoot raw or do multiple exposures....besides with at least 12Mps cam nowadays....memory is always no enought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Why not 4 pieces of 4GB card? It give you more headroom if you shoot raw or do multiple exposures....besides with at least 12Mps cam nowadays....memory is always no enought
    Because back in 2005 when he posted the reply, a 4GB card costs $360

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    Default Re: Kingston Elite Pro CF card

    Quote Originally Posted by destiny_star View Post
    Even the Professionals prefer to have many smaller capacity cards dan all in one... it's definitely much safer to do so...
    plus if they have assistant, DI artist, some1 doing PP, etc, can send 1 card for processing 1st while shooting on another card.


    i tink i'll choose kingston. cheap and so far so gd for me. looking at 133x ones.
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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    Btw buying CF card don't just consider the price alone, must consider the technical specs like operating temperature etc, imagine if you go shooting at winter -10C but your CF operating temp is 0c - 60c ....chances of failure sure high....if that happens....don't blame the CF no good

    Also, if you do not have high speed reader then no point buying those 40MBps read/write card as the bottleneck is in the reader

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Btw buying CF card don't just consider the price alone, must consider the technical specs like operating temperature etc, imagine if you go shooting at winter -10C but your CF operating temp is 0c - 60c ....chances of failure sure high....if that happens....don't blame the CF no good

    Also, if you do not have high speed reader then no point buying those 40MBps read/write card as the bottleneck is in the reader
    Even with that can you believe the tech spec? Kingston failed me at 5 degree celcius. The specs stated that its operating temperature starts from 0 degree.
    Even when I actually lost (or someone stole from my bag) a batch of 3 x 2MB kingston, I don't actually feel sad, because I have reason to buy more sandisk now.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    Even with that can you believe the tech spec? Kingston failed me at 5 degree celcius. The specs stated that its operating temperature starts from 0 degree.
    You should sue Kingston then

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    You should sue Kingston then
    I complain and they replace the card. That is all. But I dont want to waste my time again with that brand. I still use Kingston memory for my PC, but no more for my camera. Too risky.

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    Default Re: Which brand will you choose as your next memory card?

    I use

    el cheapo chapmuck brand memory card like emtec, ...etc...
    kingston
    sandisk
    transcend

    a memory card can be too good and too fast for your device
    I found out with transcend
    so expensive and cannot use properly with hp ipaq

    switch to cheaper (much cheaper) sandisk
    works beautifully


    kingston - so far never try to work at 5 C
    I will freeze first and conk out.
    digicam pics is not the priority worry then

    at normal temp I expect it to be ok
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