Date Joined: 11/28/08
Pros: Lost cost per GB. Limited lifetime warranty. When tested using USB 2.0 reader and CrystalMark I got around 20MB averaged writes on the sequential tests.
In actual use in Canon T4i, the card held its own and occassionally surpassed SanDisk Extreme (Class 10/ 16GB card) in maximum burst rate and clearing camera buffer to allow subsequent shots. Since the T4i uses UHS-1, I suspect the camera is taking full advantage of the card's potential.
Cons: Lower speeds than claimed when used in card reader. Even a 2.0 USB reader should have exceeded numbers I got when using CrystalMark across multiple tests. Didn't include a plastic storage case. Remember those?
No long term usage stats or large number of reviews available yet to determine durability.
Overall Review: Card is noticeably lighter in weight than some of my other brands like Transcend, Lexar and SanDisk. Plastic seems more fragile. Fit and finish at seams not as fine as a SanDisk or Transcend. Though speeds in reader could be higher, I am satisfied that the card is able to use the full speed of my DSLR.
Pros: Replaced the stock 1 GB (2 X 512MB modules) with these in Acer Aspire 5315-2153. Vista system immediately recognized new modules. No problems detected so far.
What a difference! Acer should have never sold these with just 1 GB. Best bang for the buck in terms of speed.
Cons: Shipping was free, but very slow. Shipped from Tennessee on the 9th, and arrived in Florida on the 21st.
Overall Review: Great way to increase speed and decrease boot time in the Apsire 5315-2153.
Pros: Purchased two of these for use in Pentax K10D. Despite some iffy reviews here and elsewhere, I've had good experiences with Transcend SD cards. Previously, I've used 2GB Transcend cards and with thousands of writes and rewrites plus a few hundred formats no problems detected on any of my Transcend cards.
This 4 GB SDHC seems to read and write on par with my other standard Kingston, SanDisk, and Ativa branded SD cards. The card can definitely keep up with the camera's buffer. I use a Xdigital SD card reader, and there seems to be no compatibility issues.
In testing these, I've copied each full with RAW and jpegs several times with an additional full format in between in camera and using the card reader. Doesn't seem to corrupt the any data. Time will only tell how these hold up.
Cons: Apparently, there are some quality control issues with some batch of cards. Transcend could have included a plastic protective case.
Overall Review: For the price, pick up a couple up and thoroughly test before any important shooting. Personally, I've never had a Transcend to malfunction.