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Old Jun 2, 2010, 8:13 PM   #1
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Default Transcend SD memory and good?

I was looking for a class 6 SD card for an Canon XSI, I see newegg selling
Transcend 8gb class 6 for $20.99 free shipping?
and a Transcend 8gb class 10 for $23.99 free shipping

This seems about $20 less than sandisk/kingston? Are they any good?

I will be shooting indoor basketball, so people are saying a class 6 is the way to go?
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Old Jun 2, 2010, 8:21 PM   #2
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I got my transcend class 10 16gb from newegg.com and it works just find. As good as my class 6 and class 4 panasonic, sandisk and delkin cards but faster.
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Old Jun 2, 2010, 8:25 PM   #3
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You think the Class 6 Transcend would be fine for me, class 10 probably over kill?
Why are they so cheap?
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If you take long burst like I do at times. Class 10 will give you more shots. With my T1i, I went form 18 shots at large format jpeg to 24 by going to a class 10. But if you do not take long burst or not a RAW shooter. The Class 6 will be more then enough.
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I take 5-10 shot bursts, so not sure....will the XSI handle either one with a problem? Also, would these just like the cheap SD cards I have, just plug into my computer,,,I guess my question, does a lap top have any problems reading different class cards?

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That I am not sure, if the camera is not design for class 10, then it will only write at class 6 speeds.
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I just ordered a Transcend 16 gb Class 10 off of newegg... should be a heck a lot better then my generic class 2 .. lol
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yup it is a good card. I like it
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Well, I ordered a 4gb class 6 off newegg for $11.99, see how it works. I looked thru the forum, and see good and bad reviews, mostly good, and then a few that in less than a year they had failures. I just don't want to be shooting my sons basketball game and boom, a problem.
Tough when you have 3 kids and on a budget
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FWIW, I've been using a Transcend 133x 16GB CF Card since December 2007 with no issues at all, and it's been used in a wide variety of camera models from various manufacturers, with many thousands of shots saved to it. I've also got a smaller Transcend 266x Card that I've had no issues with (but, it doesn't get as much use as the larger card).

Of course, I *always* reformat it prior to *every* reuse with a camera's menu choice for format -- No Exceptions.

That insures that I always start out with a fresh FAT (File Allocation Table), just the way the camera expects it, since the camera is performing the format. I also don't delete images from a PC or write to a card from a PC, except in very rare cases. That way, I reduce any risk of problems from USB Errors, voltage deviations from cable problems, etc. -- reducing my risks of damaging a card or corrupting it.

So, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a Transcend SDHC card (but, I'd probably go with the latest Class 10 model instead of the older Class 6 cards). I think most problems you see in user reviews are due to user error (not taking appropriate precautions causing FAT corruption, card damage, etc.). You'll see issues reported for all brands (for example, I think I've seen more issues with Sandisk cards than any other brand -- but, that's probably because they sell more of them instead of being indicative of any kind problems with them). ;-)

Note that Transcend's higher end cards also have a Lifetime Warranty. Just click on the packaging images at newegg.com and you'll see the emblem for it on the bottom right hand side of the packaging. Their listings are wrong in some cases (showing their Class 6 and 10 cards as having a 2 year warranty instead).

If you go to the Transcend Web site and click on one of those cards, you'll also see the Lifetime warranty in the features sections, and the part numbers also match up to what you'll see for those cards at http://www.newegg.com

http://www.transcendusa.com/Products...o=1&Func2No=13
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