Silicon Power CF cards - anyone have any experience with them?

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  1. bigtwinky

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    A friend of mine can get Silicon Power CF cards at a huge discount. I'm wondering if anyone here has heard of them?

    I typically shy away from non-name brand memory and try to stick with the standard brands.

    Just checking the pulse of the community while I try and do some googling of my own.. :D
     
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    googling, reading reviews on dpreview and toms hardware show that the cards are 25% slower than what is advertised / leading card manufacturers such as SanDisk.

    I also saw a few posts about data corruption and need for constant reformatting. From what I am reading, you get what you pay for.

    Still curious of anyone else here has experience with them... good or bad.
     
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    Seriously... unless you want issues... stick to name brands. Prices for cards are falling like crazy and there really is no reason to not have a SanDisk Extreme III in your camera at the very least. I use nothing but SanDisk Extreme IV in my camera, because it is UDMA compatible.
     
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    I couldn't agree with you more.
    Over Christmas time i got a SanDisk Extreme III 4gb for my D70, rock solid. I know this depends upon camera but i get 725 RAW photos which for the $25 i got this card for worth every penny.
     
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    He picked up one card to try it out, even though I read many negative things on it.

    Thanks for confirming what I told him :)
     
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    It may work (if very slowly) for a month or two, or even 6... but the day he is doing something important with it... it will die and take those precious memories with it. This is not a new lesson, it is something that happens so often, its not funny.

    Pay for crap, expect crap performance and crap results. :)
     
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    No, just Sandisk really.
     

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