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    Been doing a bit of research on the type of CF card and the speed of it

    Below brand is the quite good and fast compare to others ...

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    TRANSCEND $130 - Superpet
    Ridate $95 - AP (currently out of stock in AP)
    NCP $99 - Vox, SLS 6th floor (not very sure )

    I'm not too sure about NCP speed but remember someone said that it's fast also
    anymore input from the rest of the user ?

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    anyone know where can get the Ridata @ about the same price ? AP is out of 128MB Ridata

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    Originally posted by cwloo
    anyone know where can get the Ridata @ about the same price ? AP is out of 128MB Ridata
    If you're willing to shell out $10 more, try A Computer at the 5th level of SLS.

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    I have the Conquest (8x) 128MB and RiData (20x) 256MB. The RiData one seems to be significantly faster than the Conquest one during the file writing process. Could conduct an proper test when I have time.
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    heard that NCP is like 24x and 36x when write & read.
    But again, no independent source prove it .. and their "x" dont have a standard to base on.

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    Comparing my 64MB Sandisk and my 128MB Ridata, the speed of the Ridata is so much faster. You don't even need to conduct any tests to feel the difference.

    DPReview have a good CF card comparison at http://www.dpreview.com/articles/mediacompare/

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    Wow! RiData is really fast according to the charts! No wonder I don't feel much lag now....
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    yes, RIdata is faster compare to others .. but someone say NCP is even faster than Ridate, but no one do some test on that.

    Anyway, NCP is a lot more expensive than Ridate , 95 vs 130 , I rather buy more Ridata.

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    Is NCP more expensive? I remembered seeing 256MB NCP going for $189 at Vox. RiData 256MB costs $195.
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    I believe the 128MB Ridata is only 16x. The 256MB Ridata is 20x.

    I got both but I don't feel any difference between the two.

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    Which brand of CF comes with those hard cover?

    Thanks...

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    AP got stock already .. went in yesterday and saw they have about 10 of them ..
    bought one myself @ 95

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    NCP 256MB only cost $185 in Vox now. Also saw a variety of readers going for ~$39.
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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Which brand of CF comes with those hard cover?

    Thanks...
    Transcend cards has the cover. But it wouldn't work with my D5... Now siting in my reader as a 64meg harddisk.. hahahah

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    Originally posted by Flare


    Transcend cards has the cover. But it wouldn't work with my D5... Now siting in my reader as a 64meg harddisk.. hahahah
    You didn't check before you buy?

    You cn sell it if you want before the price drop further.

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    saw the RIDATAs at AP
    was quoted 100!
    think price rise liao
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    tell them you have a few friends who bought it for $95. some people were quoted $120 for it, so $100 is an okay price.
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    Originally posted by binbeto


    You didn't check before you buy?

    You cn sell it if you want before the price drop further.
    It worked fine at the beginning.... Then after that I start to get corrupted images.... Next it crashes my camera. Finally, I can't use it. Works fine on my computer tho and its still Using the FAT system... SO I guess its a compatibility issue. I've seen some guy reporting this problem with the D7 as well.

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    where are good (reputable/honest/helpful) places in singapore to get cf card and other photo accessories from?

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