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Old Mar 25, 2003, 10:31 AM   #11
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Yeah, ruz...I think I'll buy that Amazon.com Viking card. Hella good deal! Why is everyone ignoring it?
Maybe because they heard that Viking cards are unreliable.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 12:46 PM   #12
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Well are they?
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 1:13 PM   #13
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I know someone who repairs PDAs (Palm, PPC, etc.) who noticed people have more problems with Viking CF cards than with other brands.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 1:38 PM   #14
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Interesting thread on price v. quality v. brand...

I do not know about the others but you cannot go wrong
with Sandisk in my opinion.

Also, you can find Sandisk 128 smartmedia relatively
cheap on Ebay ($30-35) but usually not in multiple
quantities. I would definitely NOT buy used Smartmedia
regardless of brand due to potential formatting/virus
issues.

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Old Mar 25, 2003, 4:53 PM   #15
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Got a SanDisk 128k CF card through Amazon.com for $29.99 after $10 rebate.
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Old Mar 25, 2003, 5:08 PM   #16
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Thanks a lot, Mike.

There were lots of reviews of the Viking 256 on amazon.com. Most were good, but a disproportionate number told of lost photos, and the card quickly degrading over time. I think it is pretty hit or miss.

Althought there were only 6 reviews, the Sandisk 256 all had 5-stars. It is 43.49 at amazon. It is probably wotrh the extra $9 for peace of mind.
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Althought there were only 6 reviews, the Sandisk 256 all had 5-stars. It is 43.49 at amazon. It is probably wotrh the extra $9 for peace of mind.
You can pay the extra $9 now, or pay more for another better card later.
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Old Mar 26, 2003, 7:07 AM   #18
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just remember- if the sandisk is not an ultra or the new extreme series cards and you have a higher "performance" digicam your write speeds will be limited to say the least. sandisks regular line of cards depending on your camera may even slow your camera down during writes. they tend to be at best capable of only in the range of 1MB/s or less xfr rates.

of course if volume is tops and speed is not an issue they'll do the job.
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saturday I bought 128mb sandisk at office depot for $15
after a $15 off $30 coupon and a $10 mail in rebait.
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SJMS: I have a canon S230. Will I see a speed problem. I looked through the manual, but it says very little abou what flash to use. It isn't even clear on if the cam can take a card over 256 mb.

So how do I know if I'll see a speed problem with the regular Sandisk card?

Also, about the $15 at office max...AWESOME. Where did you get the cupon for that?
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