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#1 Drew

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 01:36 PM

I have a 128GB Lexar 1000x which is super fast but also over $650 per card.  The speed of the card allowed my 5D3/1Dx to maintain 3fps when the buffer was full.  Then I read about the Komputerbay cards on Amazon, which were $180 each.  Now I always think that you get what you pay for and at almost 1/3 the price of competing brands, there had to be a catch.

 

Reading the comments, there were some issues with DOA and corruption, but the price point was right so I ordered 2.  Testing the cards in my USB3 reader, it could read @ 150+MB/s and write around 85MB/s, which suited my needs.  Now with the 5D3 been made a RAW video camera, it turns out to be the bargain CF card for 1000x memory.  It can handle sustained 85MB/s writing for at least 1 minute of RAW video.  Which makes it an ideal budget card for the 5D3. 

I've only had them for about a month and the cards haven't failed or corrupted any files yet.  I do think that the reliability and/or QC won't be up to the league of Sandisk or Lexar, but for bang for buck, nothing can beat the Komputerbay CF cards right now. 

 

Edit: I cannot recommend these cards at all.  They fail frequently and aren't reliable.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

yeah waiting for mine to arrive


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:59 AM

Opps spoke too soon....both cards have died. Will be sending it back for replacement.  But if there is a serious shoot, don't use these cards.   They are fine for non-essential work.

Apparently these are failed QC chipsets so the failure rate will be much higher than a normal one. It is annoying to lose an hour of clips with test. Ah well.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

I had two 32GB SDHC cards from this brand supposed to be lifetime warranty On one dive on the 3 dive trip some months later the purchase the camera stopped working underwater I thought I had flooded it It was instead a write error the card died and never came back The other one I bought at the same time kept working and I now carry it around but am scared to actually try it When I wrote to return the card to the dealer (it was in warranty) I never got a reply back, with other cards like transcend I actually had a replacement send Summary when it comes to memory don't go cheap

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