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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Maybe you guys might want to contact EG regarding this issue to see how they can help you. They have been extremely helpful to myself and others.
    Yes, yes...tomolo we going down with full battle order!

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    An interesting observation.

    Back in the film days, most of us will swear by Fuji or Kodak, some may even go for Illford or Afga, even though they might be priced higher than other generics no name brands or the likes of Konica, Sakura, 3M and others.

    Why, because we know, more or less, we are assured of quality. We willingly pay abit more or alot more.

    Not that flash memory had replaced film, I wonder do we still feel the same, paying a bit more to assure realiability and performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    An interesting observation.

    Back in the film days, most of us will swear by Fuji or Kodak, some may even go for Illford or Afga, even though they might be priced higher than other generics no name brands or the likes of Konica, Sakura, 3M and others.

    Why, because we know, more or less, we are assured of quality. We willingly pay abit more or alot more.

    Not that flash memory had replaced film, I wonder do we still feel the same, paying a bit more to assure realiability and performance.
    I agree with you. Frankly, I would and have bought cheaper brands because my concern is more with $$$ rather than reliability. If I could afford Extreme III i'd have got it instead no question. With that, I understand and accept that my card may be more likely to fail. So i'm not so perturbed that my card has failed, but rather how the tech support is handling it. I imagine that some guy in the states is just looking at the card, saying, "erm, can't find anything wrong, just exchange a new one". I doubt its worth the effort to repair a card given that its a chip and just a small circuit board.

    In fact, what i'm most afraid of is that they just return me the same card with nothing done saying its "repaired". Because my problem is not easily reproducible. (says full after 30-100+ photos, cannot delete unless format)

    But kudos to the guys at EG who say they'll 1-for-1 if new stocks come in first.

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    With that said, cards from either sandisk or Ridata can fail.
    And I have tested the Ridata in Mt. Fuji during winter and it work flawlessly.

    The Ridata 8Gb & 4Gb cards that I have and tested are ok. I just believe that Ridata
    had some issues with quality with certain batches. Even big companies (CF card manufacturers or other electronic products) have issues with batches of their products (e.g. Lexar 2Gb).

    And yes, I believe EG does a 1-1 exchange on faulty Ridata cards as others have feedbacked that they had theirs exchanged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    With that said, cards from either sandisk or Ridata can fail.
    And I have tested the Ridata in Mt. Fuji during winter and it work flawlessly.

    The Ridata 8Gb & 4Gb cards that I have and tested are ok. I just believe that Ridata
    had some issues with quality with certain batches. Even big companies (CF card manufacturers or other electronic products) have issues with batches of their products (e.g. Lexar 2Gb).

    And yes, I believe EG does a 1-1 exchange on faulty Ridata cards as others have feedbacked that they had theirs exchanged.
    A lot of ppl changed their Ridata CF card??

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    Yup, never had problems with Kingston and Lexar.
    I had 3 brand new Lexar cards screw up on me within 1 weeks. I've quite a few friends whose Lexar 1G/2G/4G/8G Lexar cards screwed up on them.

    I'm not sure if it's a different batch, but my Ridata card is from Taiwan, and I've easily taken over 15k photos with it and it has got no problems. Filled it to max capacity more than 5 times too. My friend whom I've bought the card for, he doesn't have any issues with the card too.

    I may be wrong, but IIRC there aren't many memory card manufacturers in the world as you would like to believe. Many of the brands are simply.. "repackaged"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    A lot of ppl changed their Ridata CF card??
    I believe ipin just referred to the fact that some changed their card. I'm not sureof that, but I'm very sure alot of people changed and rechanged their Lexar cards..

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    Yeah...later going to EG to try to exchange the cards...hopefully they will not give me much problem. Just want them to answer as to why my brand new card I can manage to "retrieve", using Image Rescue, the following:
    1) Folder - Nero 7 Premium Reloaded 7.5.1.1 - Official PT-BR With Keygen
    2) Folder content:
    a) Nero7.0-Kg.rar
    b) Nero-7.5.1.1_ptb.exe
    c) Torrent_downloaded_from_Demonoid_com.txt
    which does not belongs to be, of course....

    Are they promoting piracy??

    What gets me really work up is that they sell a refurbished card as brand new!

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    Duh...
    Went down to EG and wanted to get a replacement. They are out of stock for 4GB. Ask for alternatives, they said they were all out, dry. Then asked for other brands, they said they are also out. They say they only carry Ridata and Kingston now and the Kingston CF is the slower one... Sigh....

    Thinking of asking for a full refund and take my $$ elsewhere...

  10. #50

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    Duh...
    Went down to EG and wanted to get a replacement. They are out of stock for 4GB. Ask for alternatives, they said they were all out, dry. Then asked for other brands, they said they are also out. They say they only carry Ridata and Kingston now and the Kingston CF is the slower one... Sigh....

    Thinking of asking for a full refund and take my $$ elsewhere...
    should asked them to give you your money back, or if they refused, ask for credit in dollars to be used for future purchases. Prices will bound to fall, and the credits will buy you more.

    so that's where you were held up yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    should asked them to give you your money back, or if they refused, ask for credit in dollars to be used for future purchases. Prices will bound to fall, and the credits will buy you more.

    so that's where you were held up yesterday.
    Good advise. And yes, I was held up there and best thing, it started to pour (heavy)!

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    Just to update.

    Got a PM on Sunday from EG saying that they are willing to listen to my request.

    Got a PM today and the new stock is coming in this weekend. Yeah!!

    So, I guess, I will either:
    1) 1-to-1 exchange
    2) Top-up to 8GB
    3) Refund

    Hmm....

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    Share my exprience.

    Bought a 4GB ridata card during alst month IT fair in suntec. Although i had read from several issues pertaining to this card from user here and elsewhere, but I thought I was lucky enough to get a good copy. I had used it for serveral birding outing with no issue till when I made a trip to Europe during the last two weeks.

    Imagine all the precious photographs taken in Germany and Czech Republic ARE GONE...it was last tuesday when I was in Prague, Czech, the card failed on me, out of sudden, it shown INVILID CARD from my dslr screen....my heart sunk...luckily i had other backup card with me, my remaining trip to Barcelona and Manchester are not wasted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by whacker View Post
    Yup, couldn't agree more. Afterall, HDD has moving parts and I think pictures stored in the flash memories are safer than storing them in the HDD.
    Not exactly true, the HDD is only more vulnerable during read or write. When powered down, the heads are parked away from the disk, the shock rating is high during power down. As long as you do not drop it during read/write, its ok.

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    Just went down to EG yesterday to get the new batch of 4GB cards to replace my spoilt one; good service, replaced no questions asked, had to wait 2 weeks though. The new packaging a bit more cheapo. so far so good;card works; cross fingers

    just wondering,prev. was it lifetime warranty? now its 1 year shop warranty and 5 year manufacturer warranty.

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    damn, didnt see this thread prior to using Ridata for my main card
    my foray into Ridata Mess.
    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=285606
    too many shots...

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    Quote Originally Posted by allsmilez View Post
    Just went down to EG yesterday to get the new batch of 4GB cards to replace my spoilt one; good service, replaced no questions asked, had to wait 2 weeks though. The new packaging a bit more cheapo. so far so good;card works; cross fingers

    just wondering,prev. was it lifetime warranty? now its 1 year shop warranty and 5 year manufacturer warranty.
    so much for the life time warranty for ridata how abt for those who bought their earlier.....guess sandisk and kingston are the only two brands i'll buy in future
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