Last March, I obtained UDMA 8GB and 16GB Compact Flash cards from Hoodman, SanDisk, Lexar and Delkin. I wanted to test them in a real world setting - over a three month period. While I don't have an EE degree, nor any fancy test equipment, I do know the difference between a good card and a bad one -- a fast one and a slow one. I'm not going to bore you with all the details of each test. This isn't that kind of post. I'll mention a few numbers, but this post is really about what I think in general after using all this stuff in the real world AND … [Read more...] about Long-Term Test – UDMA Flash Memory – Lexar Won
I've been testing the Lexar 16GB Professional Series UDMA Compact Flash 300x Card UDMA (stands for Ultra Direct Memory Access) in my Nikon D3 for part of a larger digital media shootout piece I am working on. The card retails at just under $240, but Amazon has it at around $200. In these days where CF cards are a mere commodity that seems like a lot of money. Well back in the OLD days, it would have been a bargain. I can't bring myself to tell you what I paid for an old 1GB IBM Microdrive. This particular card is one of the the very fastest … [Read more...] about Would You Pay $200 For A CF Memory Card?