Is this sandisk card legit?

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  1. DeepSpring

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    An administrator at my school gave it to me as a thank you for taking a lot of pictures for him at various events during the year (he's a photographer himself) But the thing is I have never seen a sandisk card look like this and I couldn't find one online... any idea of this is real? I don't want to fill up 4 gigs and then it dies or something...... It came with that costco coupon inside so maybe it's a special one only they have?

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    Never seen packaging like that from them before. Is it an import model for foreign market?
     
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    I guess it could be an older version... the weird thing is the sandisk logo isnt anywhere on it.

    No it doesn't look foreign from what I can tell, tho I odnt know what to look for.
     
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    Did you check the Costco website?
     
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    I did and they have the one normal one that is in stores and online and such.... but the in store might have been different?
     
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    Hey guys. Compact flash is compact flash. The design of them are standard ripped straight from a datasheet of a memory manufacturer. The are all equally reliable and providing they are assembled properly equally durable. Their re-write life expectancy is a function of the technology and not the quality.

    The only thing that differs is the write speed. I use the fake cards because my camera's buffer is large enough to make the write speed a non issue for me. The fakes are usually nothing more than old stock (reads slow chips) with a different sticker on them. Heck my card had a stick on it clearly injet printed which did say Sandisk LOL. A card I bought for someone else had a label which said Sandisc [sic]. I have written two and deleted over 30000 photos over nearly a year and I'm sure my memory card is going to reach the end of it's life soon, but so far I have not had an issue with it.
     
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    I've seen multitude of failures from low quality fakes.... trust me.. there is a difference. A search through the internet will also reveal the same issue.

    The difference between cheap and expensive cards might simply be minimal specs and quality control which ends up being a big difference.
     
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    hmmmm. Manufacturing defects then?
     
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    I suppose testing it is just out of the question. If it corrupts or destroys anything YOU DO HAVE A LEGAL BASIS TO SUE, So what do you have to lose? You have a lot to gain, maybe a few hundred bucks on the side :mrgreen:

    Ah, and the guy who mentioned Popular Photography, I used to know Jack Howard very well, he's an editor and the head of the PopPhoto site. Awesome dude, and that article was very well written. Search their forums too, there was something in there that was even better, I dunno if it's still there though.
     

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