View Poll Results: My most reliable brand of flash memory

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  • Lexar

    23 26.14%
  • Kingston

    11 12.50%
  • Transcend

    5 5.68%
  • SanDisk

    48 54.55%
  • Toshiba

    1 1.14%
  • Hagiwara

    0 0%
  • Twinmos

    0 0%
  • Others

    0 0%
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Thread: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

  1. #21

    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    I used Sandisk, Transcend, TwinMos, so far no problems..yet

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    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoky View Post
    I think it's the Lexar 80X that have problems with Canon DSLRs... but Lexar has recalled that batch already and replaced with new firmware.
    Alot of nikon users also had problems with the Lexar 80X cards.

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by unseen View Post
    Alot of nikon users also had problems with the Lexar 80X cards.
    At last, that's what I heard too!

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    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    Have used Sandisk/Kingston/Lexar/Hagiwara/Panasonic

    Failure statistics :
    2 Hagiwara (512MB CF) :
    1 had compatibility problems and would work on and off.
    The other failed while shooting. Now will hang pc/camera if I insert it.

    3 Kingston (256MB CF, 512MB SD 50x, 1GB SD 50X, 2GB SD 50X)
    The 2GB card lasted 3 days on the first shoot. After that camera can't read card, neither can the PC. 300 Photos over 3 days losted RMA at Albert complex took 10 mins. During that time 2 other person also there to change SD cards (1x 1GB SD 50x, 1x 2GB SD 50x)

    The 1GB card failed after about 1 year. Died on the first day of a trip, after taking 5 shots. This one is different, you can't write anything to it, but can still read it. You can't format, and you can't delete existing pictures. RMA without issues, but think I give up on Kingston liao.

    2 Lexar (1GB CF, 2GB SD)
    So far so good.

    2 panasonic (128SD, 256SD)
    Did not experience any issue.

    1 SanDisk (512 CF)
    No problem
    Last edited by frisky; 15th January 2007 at 08:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    For my Nikon DSLRs, I use Sandisk 1GB (just the normal type, not the pro, super, hyper, ultra, extreme, turbo type). My camera got deep-deep buffers so I don't care about write-speed No problems with Sandisk so far.

  6. #26

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    Used Lexar, Sandisk and Kingston and no problem with all. But Personally still prefer Lexar.

  7. #27

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    I am planning to get Kingston Ultimate 2GD. But it seems like ScanDisk is the recommended one here.

    For 2GD high speed, which is recommended?

  8. #28

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    Is it better to buy smaller CF like 2GB than to get a 8GB for reliability ? other than the price ?

  9. #29

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    yea.. smaller card is always preferable... 2 gig is ideal for me... can last a reasonable length of time without chanign gout.

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    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    Quote Originally Posted by FM2 View Post
    Is it better to buy smaller CF like 2GB than to get a 8GB for reliability ? other than the price ?
    1x 8gb die = no more card
    1x 2gb (out of 4x 2gb cards) = 6gb left

    You make the call.

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    Default Re: Which brand flash memory most reliable?

    while on a trip

    1x 8gb die = no more pictures
    1x 2gb (out of 4x 2gb cards) = still have pictures

    You make the call.

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