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patters
patters  91781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 10:35 PM

Dunno if this is good or not, but I just bought 4. SanDisk 8GB Extreme at warehouse express are 29 squid, 12.99 at amazon at the mo

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User_Removed
28 Aug 2011 - 11:06 AM

As long as you bought them from Amazon itself, they should be OK. If, on the other hand, they were from a third-party reseller on Amazon's site, then they could possibly be fakes.

patters
patters  91781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 4:02 PM

Did anyone else buy any?

cheddar-caveman
28 Aug 2011 - 5:13 PM

Any feedback? As said, if Amazon no problem. They will always refund/return defective items but beware the "Marketplace". Amazon have no control over these sellers.

Having said that, SanDisk are SanDisk. Not sure how they could be fakes???

patters
patters  91781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 5:49 PM

None, I'll let you know, but then it will be too late my friends!

cheddar-caveman
28 Aug 2011 - 7:28 PM

I think you'll find it'll be absolutely fine.Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314810 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 11:41 PM

Just bought a bunch of 4 gig sandisk SD cards from a high street store @ £6 each, does me Smile

hotpixelphoto
29 Aug 2011 - 3:18 AM

IMHO, it is better to spend on good cards. Your camera worth 2000 USD ain't no good if you put a 5 buck card into it. Capacity apart, it should meet or exceed the camera's read/write speed, in order to be good. Otherwise you are asking your camera to be on a constant standby to finish I/O.

StrayCat
StrayCat  1014406 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2011 - 10:07 PM

I've used Sandisk Extreme and Extreme III, no problem.

patters
patters  91781 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2011 - 10:49 PM

I just realised its the same card as I currently have (but twice capacity), seems a bit slow, so, is compact flash always faster then?

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314810 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2011 - 12:21 AM

Cards are given a rating/class, the higher it is, the faster it is.

Its probably why they were so cheap Smile

I struck lucky, the cards I picked up cheaply were faster than I expected, class 4, class 2 would have done me Smile

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Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 30 Aug 2011 - 12:21 AM
hotpixelphoto
30 Aug 2011 - 8:03 AM


Quote: so, is compact flash always faster then?

That used to be the case, but not anymore. SD cards these days are as fast or faster.

hotpixelphoto
30 Aug 2011 - 8:08 AM


Quote: Cards are given a rating/class, the higher it is, the faster it is.

This is not correct!

Class rating of a card is an indication of its read/write speed. It should ideally indicate the read/write speed of a card. But in practice, it is just a classification done by the manufacturer. There is no guarantee it will meet the rating given by the manufacturer.

Last Modified By hotpixelphoto at 30 Aug 2011 - 8:09 AM
MrGoatsmilk
30 Aug 2011 - 9:08 AM

Is the class rating not the min speed and not max speed? Paired with the x speed rating of original cd write speed?

hotpixelphoto
30 Aug 2011 - 10:20 AM


Quote: Is the class rating not the min speed and not max speed? Paired with the x speed rating of original cd write speed?

No, its not so. A Class 4 card from Kingston gives me about 2.5 MBPS of write speed. A Class 4 card from Panasonic gives me about 6.5 MBPS of write speed.

Class rating of a card is a mere indication, not a guarantee of performance.

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