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Elliot S.

Elliot S.

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BEWARE - QUALITY ISSUES! Not worth the savings

CENTON MediaPower 32GB SD/SDHC Flash Card Model 32GBSDHC10
CENTON MediaPower 32GB SD/SDHC Flash Card Model 32GBSDHC10

Pros: Cheap price; Class 10 speed rating

Cons: I bought this for my brand new Canon ELPH 300HS because it was the cheapest 32GB Class 10 card, and I've never had a problem using other off-brands. I low-level formatted it in my camera and took about 50 test shots and videos and seemed to work fine. Then I took it on vacation and took about 500 photos and videos over 1 week. When I came home, only about 450 downloaded. I remembered MANY photos I took that simply weren't on the SD card. Dozens of other pictures on the card were there but were corrupted. In all, I lost about 10-15% of my vacation memories. To ensure the problem was with the SD card and not the camera, I inserted it into my card reader and ran CHKDSK and it found tons of corruption. Even after Windows claimed to fix it, I tried to copy data back onto the card and Windows reported write errors after a few seconds. Ran the same tests with my good 8 GB card and no problems.

Overall Review: PLEASE, IF EVEN ONE PERSON LEARNS FROM MY MISTAKES -- PAY A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS AND GET A GOOD NAME BRAND! I normally don't like it when people rate a product 1 star only because they got a defect rather than reviewing the actual product, but for a commodity like an SD card, its speed and reliability are the ONLY two factors to rate it on. I saw a lot of other 1 star reviews for this SD card, but thought to myself that many people don't understand SDHC compatibility in older cameras or had an isolated defect, so I took my chances. I lost that bet. Think about the precious memories lost by trying to save $10-$20, then consider buying something better!