Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home > 
Components > 
Flash Memory & Readers > 
Flash Memory > 
Transcend > 
Item#: 9SIA8R03P80455

ICON Loading...
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the Transcend TS16GCF300

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
  • Read full details

Customer Reviews of the Transcend TS16GCF300

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

  • James V.
  • 12/29/2009 9:18:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast memory

Pros: Lots of storage space for our new Canon 7D. Off loads pictures very quick using the card reader I puchased on NewEgg (see that review) with eSATA connection. Shot 26 RAW files (burst) before camera buffer filled and only took a 7 seconds to offload these shots to the card. In fine JPG, I could never get the camera to stall in burst mode.

Cons: A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Bought two of these cards and an 8GB card as well. I have used Transcend SDHC cards in our HD camcorder for a while now without a problem, this is the first time with compact flash and no disappointments with this media type either. It all boils down to paying for performance.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 12/29/2009 3:12:38 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMeets or exceeds specs

Pros: Easily hits rated speeds in my d300 and sandisk extreme FW800 reader. Filled and dumped in several cameras without an issue. Filled many times over at weddings with a D2x or D300 in raw. Grateful for the space afforded.

45mb/s to the card and 40-50+ from. Probably can hit that unless your system can. I'm running a fast quad core system with raided raptors. Ymmv, and that's why.

Cons: Price is up $24 from when I bought it. For another $40 you can get the new 600x and hedge against obsolescence.

Other Thoughts: I've never had an issue with a transcend card. I have owned eight. One is nine years old and I recently passed it on to my brother. I work them all hard. Especially the three 8gb and this 16gb. No data corruption and at least the advertised speeds.

No company can ever hit 0% defects. That's just the nature of current semiconductor processes. But so far so good.

I'm happy.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Brandon O.
  • 5/6/2009 10:10:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsu810 TS16GCF300 UDMA5

Pros: Works in udma5 mode!
Is completely silent!
Lifetime warranty!
Faster than original 1.8 Toshiba hard drive that is also udma5 (MK4009GAL)!
NewEgg Customer service is superb
Shipping was fast!

Cons: There is no warning anywhere that it does not allow you to set a hard drive password on it without creating problems that cannot be undone or fixed. It does allow you to set a password but DO NOT SET A HARD DRIVE PASSWORD ON THIS! Because the password can never be removed once set, only changed to a different password! AND your computer will crash after you wake from any sleep/suspend state AND it will no longer work in any other computer AND it will never work in a memory card reader ever again. So don't do it! The password can't be unset, erased, wiped, etc... You can repartition, format, erase the MBR, encrypt, zero every single sector using every product out there, send ATA commands, reflash the bios, nothing will get rid of a password once you set it once and then you can say goodbye to suspending/sleeping your device and the card being read in anything other than the computer you set the password with.
At least this is what I heard from swim.

Other Thoughts: After finding the right adapter, I'm using this card in my Fujitsu Lifebook u810 as the only hard drive. The one my UMPC came with had an annoying clicking sound when the drive was idle and parked. The CF card obviously doesn't make any sound.

2 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Nolan S.
  • 4/1/2009 6:28:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Value

Pros: Best price for 16GB Compact Flash UDMA memory in Canada
Works great with my Canon 5D Mark II I can store up to 560 RAW images

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I haven't done a speed test but shooting HD video was no problem.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 2/26/2009 1:14:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTranscend rocks

Pros: These cards are fast! Faster than Sandisk's Extreme III in my experience. Buffer dumps fast on a D3/D300/D700. It even dumped faster than any of my other cards in a D2x.

And it's 16gb.

Cons: It's not 32 or 64gb. Price has gone up $40 since I bought almost a year ago.

Other Thoughts: This is my 5th Transcend card. My first was a 256mb in 2001. That card is still alive and well after much use and going through the wash once. I imagined it would have worn out from writing/rewriting by now, but nope.

Back then, SanDisk cards were cr4p. I still don't trust them to this day. Even a couple years ago, we had issues with SanDisk cards corrupting files at the studio I worked at. My one Kingston card has not been kind to me either.

Transcend hasn't let me down, and I'll continue to stick with them. Great quality and prices. I don't know about their customer service, and I don't really care, since I've never needed it. That's how it should be.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Eric P.
  • 1/29/2009 6:11:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Crazy Fast Random Reads
Low power consumption

Not as fast (linear read) as a 7200 RPM drive.
Will wear out MUCH faster than a "real" hard drive.
Buyer's Remorse (see end of review).

Other Thoughts: I got this as a HD replacement for my ACER Aspre 5102 laptop (4200 RPM HD).

Using nLite to do a fresh XP MCE install (no pagefile, no prefetch, reduced overall size to ~500 MB) and this CF card with SYBA CF to 44-pin IDE adapter (newegg item N82E16812186050) I have reduced my laptop boot time from 3 min 56 sec to an amazing 36 seconds!

RoadKil's Disk Speed reports 0.26ms access time, 48.33MB/sec peak read, avg. linear read of 30.03MB/sec, with an overall "Score" of 31,103.9

Compare that to my (freshly defragmented) OEM 4200 RPM drive results of 18.10ms access time, 33.02MB/sec peak read, avg. linear read of 21.15MB/sec, with an overall "Score" of 259.2

I guess if I had it to do over again I *might* consider a 5400 RPM HD with 10x the capacity for about half the price...or a 266x card...or a 300x card with lower capacity... I guess I have a little buyer's remorse but it's STRICTLY because of the price and slight lack of research on my part. I'm not deducting any eggs for tha

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Billy P.
  • 1/25/2009 10:57:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood, reliable cards

Pros: I have two of these cards that I have used with my 5d and 5d mark ii. They work well, are fast, and have had no problems or data loss to date.

Cons: None so far

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Steven K.
  • 1/24/2009 7:04:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome cards

Pros: fast cards, best speed for their price ive seen

Cons: still, the price is a bit steep.

Other Thoughts: ive been using these in my 40D after a client of mine baught one through me. no more worries about my 40D hiccuping at me when shooting raw.

i now have 3 of these personally, this next batch will mark my 4th and 5th.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Rose O.
  • 10/7/2008 4:49:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far!!

Pros: Made my Sylvania G NetBook much faster. 41 MB/sec speed (according to hdtach). Windows XP Device Manager, for the IDE Controller, on the "Advanced Settings" tab, shows it running as UDMA5. (Using the PA-CF18Z ZIF to CF adapter.)

Cons: A little pricey, but I could have waited for the price to come down. Not available in 32 GB. (But I probably could not have afforded it anyway.)

Other Thoughts: Hope they come out with a 32 GB version, once the prices come down. After 2.5 weeks, no problems at all. I will see if I can post again in a year, to comment on longevity. (If I remember.)

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • David H.
  • 8/16/2008 7:15:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI liek mine

Pros: I use mine as a hard drive replacement in a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop. I used HD Tune 3.10 Pro to get AVG 48.3MB reads, and 25MB writes, random access is 0.5ms, CPU is at 1.6%. I paired this with Syba CD-to-ATA adapter, Newegg Item#:N82E16812186050 which supports 3.3 volt for UDMA5 transfers. It installed easily, and I did a fresh XP PRO install in about 60 minutes. I get the occasional 3 second delays on some but not all new actions in Windows. My systems pre-dates SSD technology, so that could possible be the delay cause, as most chipsets are not geared for SSD drives. Windows boots in 7 seconds, apps insta-pop if you used them one before.

Cons: Price is still high for 300x+ CF devices.

Other Thoughts: All-in-all I plan to keep this CF in my laptop and use a 250GB standard drive in the 2nd HDD bay for added storage. I will add the drive when needed, but most likely will just keep it in the bag. My battery life did increase alot. I can get almost 2 hours now, whereas my laptop never got more than 60 min. before(it is a known battery unfriendly unit). HD Tach put the reads as high as 53MB on their free version. For a laptop that I travel with, it works fine for Web, webmail, VPN, Wifi hotspot surfing, etc. The waiting "glitch" is not bad enough for me to not use this. This might be because of no NCQ, but it does support SMART, Power and Advanced Power features. I imagine when they make one of these designed for this type of use it might have some cache, read look-ahead, 48-bit address, and stuff like that to make it faster, but it is fast enough now for my uses.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Selected Items
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home > 
Components > 
Flash Memory & Readers > 
Flash Memory > 
Transcend > 
Item#: 9SIA8R03P80455
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.