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Old May 31, 2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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I ordered a Lexar 512MB Compact Flash Card and it is working fine. I do want to upgrade to a 1GB card. Any suggestions? The different cards, manufacturers, and prices have my head spinning. Thanks in advance for the assists. :?:
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Old May 31, 2004, 1:50 PM   #2
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Lexar, Sandisk Ultra, Transcend -- all good cards. Check the prices at www.newegg.com .. they're generally pretty good on prices as well as a good company to do mail order with.
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Old May 31, 2004, 11:08 PM   #3
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You don't say what camera, but I'll assume either a DRebel or a 10D. I have a 40x 512 lexar card and a 2 32x 1G cards. I don't see a difference between the two speeds while writing data, but there is when reading. The playback in camera is slower... I can see it. So if you go with the 1G Lexar, get the 40x (not the older 32x.)

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Old Jun 1, 2004, 8:56 PM   #4
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Not sure what the prices are like in the US, but up here the Sandisk cards Ultra II and Extreme cards are cheaper than the Lexar 40x with Write Acceleration. It's almost as if Sandisk has done a price drop, but Lexar hasn't yet.

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The difference between the two is minimal with the DRebel. Personally, I'm not a fan of SanDisk as a company, so I don't buy their products unless the difference in compelling. But that is a personal choice.

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The difference in the store where I purchased mine was $160 for a 1GB CF (Lexar 40x with WA was $160 more than the Sandisk Extreme). Just cannot justify going with Lexar in that situation.

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Sorry, I meant minimal in performance. The difference in cost is another issue that is specific to the person & the store. $160 (USD?) is large.

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Thats $160 CDN, which is over $100 USD.
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Old Jun 11, 2004, 6:31 PM   #9
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Hello usmc325


Welcome to the forum

I would suggest Sandisk 1 Gig ultra flash II.

Reason:

Relatively inexpensive (on Ebay) and no need fo cable and software like the Lexar.

If you go here you can see the going prices on Ebay:

http://search.ebay.com/sandisk-ultra...ectZ1QQfromZR8

Or via froggle:

http://www.google.com/froogle?q=Sand...amp;scoring=pd

As always, caveat emptor (buyer beware):

Check http://www.resellersratings.com for rep on any online merchant.

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Old Jun 11, 2004, 7:02 PM   #10
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ecost.com right now 1gb lexar 40x pro card. $209 in stock +handling fee
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