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 Post subject: Name Brand VS Non Name
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:16 am 
i was wondering wat brands do u consider to be good is it worth it to buy sandisk or the equivalent generic one for example(i dont just mean these brands i see generic on ebay and else were)

Transcend 400X - 16 GB Compact Flash Memory Card(price $60)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WE ... PDKIKX0DER

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Sandisk 16GB Extreme CF memory card - UDMA 60MB/s 400x(price $94)
http://www.amazon.com/Sandisk-16GB-Extr ... 109&sr=8-1

I dont see any difference am i missing something and any of u have recommendation for a cannon 7d memory card. would like to keep cost down as possible

thank you for your time


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:50 am 
As far as I know,Sandisk has a very good data-recovery system.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:34 pm 
what do u mean. like getting data off card to computer


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:29 am 
Hi KevinM,

Let me tell you story..I promise to be brief..lol:

Last year I was taking pictures at my oldest sons graduation party. Scores of young adults and formal gowns and tuxedos. I shot for 2 hours...even got some killer shots inside the limo, which had a disco-ball and a light-show going on. I knew I had some Grade-A shots of my first son's graduation, his friends and beaming parents.

As I returned home, I eagerly inserted my SDHC non-brandname card, which had never failed me before. After tranferring 30 out of 850 shots, it stops..gives me an error message..and..dies. First time that ever happened to me..and I'll make damn sure that it's the last, if I have something to say about it...lol. No amount of data-recovery software could help me.

Since then I have changed to a camera that use CF cards and I only use brand-name cards.

Sure, if you want to save some of your hard-earned money, grab a few of the cheapies for the casual walk-about shooting where you can live with the loss of a few hundred shots. That makes sense...but I encourage you to keep one or two that are top-notch grade-a cards for those shoots where it matters!

If I cry about anything photography-related it's because of something so beautiful that it claws at your soul..lol..that time it was for entirely different reasons!!..and I'm still pissed about it too!!. I keep the card glue to my monitor stand as a reminder..hehe..

So that's where I'm coming from :-)

Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:19 am 
Thank you for that i will be buying a sandisk or lexar asap


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:59 pm 
Personally I pretty much shoot with Sandisk only. Although AFAIK Transcend isn't a no name. I have a transcend flash drive from 5 years ago that I found in a gutter drain that still works.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:18 pm 
Kingston are flawless too,in all my searches on the internet I failed to found one solid example of errors of any kind on their cards.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:09 am 
Considering that there are only a handful of flash memory chip makers, the difference is in the controller and the flash memory chip used.
There are different quality grading of the flash memory chips and different performance grades.
However, most of the big brand names should be very similar and imho, SanDisk is over rated, BUT they do have more quality control over their products as they manufacture the actual flash memory chips, something most companies don't with the exception of Micron (Lexar/Crucial) Samsung and Toshiba.
Personally I really like Toshiba's cards, they're very fast and reliable.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:17 am 
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Basically what LahLah said earlier. I keep my 8GB Sandisk CF in all the time and have another 8GB no-name CF if that one is full

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