Mdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
I strongly recommand you avoid CF cards with huge capacity. Just imagine, once your card is damaged, you will lose 1GB of photos. It happened before on my 512Mb card. It is a real pain! May be you should buy 2*512MB or 4*256MB instead. If one stopped work, you can swap another card, at least you won't lose everything.
Brianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 796 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2686 times:
Raymond (or anyone who can help me out),
I'm a day or two away from buying a CF card and was planning on buying the Lexar 1gb card. And you mentioned avoiding them. Is that just for the sole reason that it would be lame to lose all those photos? Or do high capacity CF cards have a history of failing? Any input helps. Thanks
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
I think that, with the exception of some early IBM microdirves, they have an excellent reliability factor. I have had my 1gb microdrive for over a year and nary a problem. Just stick with the brand names (Lexar, sandisc, etc...)
Everything has a chance of failure....take care of your equipment and you should have no problems. I think that the solid state cards are even better than the microdirve in that there are no moving parts to break down.
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2659 times:
I have been buying and using Crucial (www.crucial.com) CF's, Crucial is made by Micron, and they have been very strong. They offer free 2-day FedEx shipping, 256 cards are $55 and 512's are $115, and they come with a lifetime guarantee.