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Old Jun 17, 2010, 8:58 AM   #1
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I'm searching for affordable, yet relatively fast a reliable options for larger capacity cards, and ran across this one...for $120.

I know robgalbraith has a site about this but doesn't test all models.

Too good to be true - or worth a shot? If the spec is right several shots per second should be achievable on an A850/900 memory hog. LOL

Transcend 32GB Compact Flash (CF) 400X Flash Card Model TS32GCF400
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Brand Transcend
Model TS32GCF400
Type Compact Flash (CF)
Tech Spec
Capacity 32GB
Speed Read: 90MB/sec (Max)
Write: 60MB/sec (Max)
Features Ultra-fast 400X performance with four-channel support

Manufactured with brand-name MLC NAND Flash chips

Conforms to CF Type I standards

Supports Ultra DMA mode 0-6*

Support high-end DSLR

CompactFlash 4.1 compliant

Built-in hardware ECC technology for detecting and correcting errors

ATA interface

Low power consumption

Multi-platform compatibility

RoHS compliant

* Note: Default setting: Ultra DMA 6
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts Lifetime limited
Labor Lifetime limited
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 10:34 AM   #2
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If you look around the forum many people have had very good exeperiences with the 8GB and 16GB transcend CF memory cards. Jim C has been using one for years. I used an 8GB 133x speed card in an old Fuji S9100 and never had an issue over the 10 months I was using the card. Now using SD cards....

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Old Jun 17, 2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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If I were buying a new card, that's what I'd probably go with (a Transcend 400x), as they seem to have the best "bang for the buck" right now in faster cards. They're probably not as fast as the newer 600x cards around. But, they're available at a much lower price point. ;-)

I don't have one of their 400x cards yet. But, I've had no issues using Transcend 133x or 266x cards in Sony dSLR models.

It looks like newegg.com is out of the 32GB and 64GB cards right this minute (that's where I usually buy all of my memory cards), and should get some in on Monday.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d+400x&x=0&y=0

But, you can probably find them at other vendors if you shop around (just make sure the vendor is very reputable so that you don't get a fake card).
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Old Jun 17, 2010, 1:58 PM   #4
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Thanks guys - I figured I might try one at that price...I have a couple other Transcend cards and never had a problem.

Found for $110 w/free shipping on Amazon which beats out the NewEgg deal I was originally looking at. Hopefully it can get here in less than a week and a half as I could really use it for an event shoot. - The less card swapping the better.
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That looks like a good bet (as long as you're buying directly from amazon.com versus one of the vendors listing there).

But, it looks like they're out of stock, too (as their listing shows "In stock on June 21, 2010", which is when newegg.com is expecting them to be in stock).

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new

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If I were buying a new card, that's what I'd probably go with (a Transcend 400x), as they seem to have the best "bang for the buck" right now in faster cards. They're probably not as fast as the newer 600x cards around. But, they're available at a much lower price point. ;-)

I don't have one of their 400x cards yet. But, I've had no issues using Transcend 133x or 266x cards in Sony dSLR models.

It looks like newegg.com is out of the 32GB and 64GB cards right this minute (that's where I usually buy all of my memory cards), and should get some in on Monday.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d+400x&x=0&y=0

But, you can probably find them at other vendors if you shop around (just make sure the vendor is very reputable so that you don't get a fake card).
I have been using the 8GB card for some time now with no issues.
Is the 32GB 400x compatible with my A700 Sony?
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Old Jun 18, 2010, 10:39 AM   #7
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It should work fine (I don't have one, but I've seen others report that the A700 works with 32GB Cards with no problems).
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:39 AM   #8
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Found them in stock at The Nerds for $110 - plus shipping and no Tax in CA.
I cancelled my Amazon Order after realizing they wouldn't be here in time for a wedding shoot I'm doing where CF space is important.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 10:55 AM   #9
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I haven't used them before. But, what often happens, is vendors don't actually stock what they're selling. Instead, they use the distributor's fulfillment services (where the shipped item is drop shipped directly from the distributor's warehouse, and includes vendor specific invoices, coupons, etc.), with the vendor's inventory system tied into the the distributor's inventory system to see if an item is in stock or not when you're checking a vendor's web site.

That's a pretty common practice, even with very large vendors (Dell, etc.). Most online vendors are just drop shipping the items directly from the distributor's Warehouse versus actually stocking them.

So, when one vendor is out, the rest are out, too (because the distributor for the item is out of them).

It looks like newegg.com is showing them back in stock now (but, at $119 versus $110). If The Nerds "really" have it in stock, then that should be a good bet.
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Got it yesterday as advertised - in time! :-)
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