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Post Options Post Options   Quote keith_h Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 15:32
No CF fails ever. I format them after each use. Since you are talking a700, I have 2x a700, 2x8G transcend as mains and 2x 4G sandisk as spares. That's plenty even for events. 8G cards are about $40-00 here now so they are plenty cheap enough.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote luke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 15:56
Originally posted by Azurael Azurael wrote:

Unless you're buying a Samsung/Toshiba/Sandisk card, it's a bit of a random bet as to who made the flash memory inside it anyway.

... and one should also mention Lexar which is owned by Micron.

Anyway, I once had a Lexar CF 300x 32GB card with a problem (I did not have any data loss but could not access the images on the camera display, only on the computer). Lexar exchanged it without fuss to the newest generation card, and I am happy since then...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MartyMoose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 16:26
I had (or still have somewhere) a Sandisk CF card that continued to work even after accidentally washing it in a clothes washer and dried in a dryer
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PWhite214 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2014 at 16:28
Two 16 GB Patroit brand cards bad right out of the new package. The company replaced them promptly.

Really was not a big problem, I always test new gear in my backyard, just to be sure it works.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote fem2008 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2014 at 23:38
Had several Lexar CF flash cards with no problems whatsover. One went through a complete wash and dry cycle with no problems at all (the photos where a little faded afterwards ).

Had some photos corrupted on a Sandisk Pro SD card used on A77.   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 November 2015 at 21:24
Never had an SD card failure. They just get smaller and smaller (I think I have an 8M SD card somewhere).

OTOH I am inclined to think that *every* USB stick fails eventually. I have a large stack of them somewhere that have either failed completely or have become intermittant or unreliable.

Maybe that says something about the relative reliability of memory chips and microprocessors.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote flip43 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 February 2016 at 09:54
Never had a card failure, either CF or SD/SDHC. I use 2x 32Gb in my A99 one 32Gb in my A6000. (I used to use 64Gb CF in my 3 Sony Z1 video cameras. FWIW my current (and last) video camera (Sony EX1R) uses only Sony cards 64Gb costs £600). They recommend deleting files rather than reformatting, but I do both on all cards.

Data always read from card via reader, never the camera.

I always buy the best branded items - I see no point in spending a lot of money on camera/glass and kit and then buying cheap media - I never bought cheap film in the old days - if you can't afford good stuff, use less. Sorry to me it's a no-brainer.
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