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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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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.
Did anyone else buy any?
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???
None, I'll let you know, but then it will be too late my friends!
I think you'll find it'll be absolutely fine.
Just bought a bunch of 4 gig sandisk SD cards from a high street store @ £6 each, does me
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.
I've used Sandisk Extreme and Extreme III, no problem.
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?
Cards are given a rating/class, the higher it is, the faster it is.
Its probably why they were so cheap
I struck lucky, the cards I picked up cheaply were faster than I expected, class 4, class 2 would have done me
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.
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.
Is the class rating not the min speed and not max speed? Paired with the x speed rating of original cd write speed?
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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