Reviews and Problems with SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash
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Blues and Bluegrass Performer, Radioshack
15 May 2013
Summary: I use this in a 8 track recorder to record music. It works great, although it is a little slow at times. It holds the information that I need and is the perfect size for recording enough music for a CD. Since the music uses a lot of memory to record this is a good size to buy as opposed to anything smaller. It's nice that I can save the card and have my songs when I need them, and it's also useful if I want to erase what I don't like and record on the card several times.
Summary: I bought 2 of these Sanddisk Ultra 8GB 30mb/s cards. I shoot Canon 5D Mrk I. About 1 out of every 30-50 shots or so the photo will be corrupted for both CF cards - one sees partial image with the rest destroyed and displayed as colorful lines. This happens regardless of what the viewers are (Lightroom, Photoshop, Apple Preview, etc). This error rate is too high for serious or memorable photo shoot.
Summary: The card is corrupt (cannot write/read) on first time use. When I contacted customer service, they didn't even reply to me for a couple day. Then, instead of offer any sincere help. They sent me to page to pay an additional $30 to buy a piece of data recovery software. Worst experience ever. It ruined an otherwise perfect vacation for me. Think twice before buying it.
Summary: As a photographer, I expect my gear to be reliable 100% of the time. 99% reliable is not acceptable. This card is not reliable 100% of the time. Every so often, around every 1000 shots, the card gets an error and deletes the most recent photos taken (anywhere from 1-5 shots). I find this problem happens the most when using burst and then chimping right away (viewing the images). Not acceptable. I've lost, not many, but several good shots from this happening.
Summary: I was using 1 & 2GB CF cards and when I would go out on an all day photo shooting binge I was constantly having to stop, upload my pictures onto my netbook and then continue. What a headache and a royal pain when you're losing light and need to free up space on your CF card. I purchased this 8GB card and don't have to stop once due to my card being full - I love it!
Summary: I bought this and waited a week for it to get here, then I put it in my camera, a Canon EOS Rebel XTi, and it didn't work. Nothing happened at all. It seems like it's not compatible with my camera, but the product information says it should be.
Summary: After putting it in my camera, nothing happened. Sandisk informed me that there are two types, and of course I bought the wrong kind without any information on the discription or even on the product packaging mentioning this type may not work with your particular camera.