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    Default Adata CF Cards

    Has anyone used these?

    I can't find anything bad about them on Google and the link below looks like a good deal.

    http://www.meritline.com/adata-4g-cf-card-speedy.html

    Thanks!

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    I haven't tried that series of A-Data CF cards, but I have been using an A-Data 1GB card since summer 2006 and it is very nice. Mine is the "MyFlash 120X" Series.

    I recommended A-Data for my linguistics lab as well, where they are used in audio field recorders. We have some compact flash and some SD cards and so far the only problem we've encountered is that one card's formatting was messed up when a recorder ran out of power suddenly during recording. The recorder was unable to format it, but formatting it in a digital camera brought it back to life.

    We use Lexar, Sandisk, and there are a few PNY cards floating around. We've had some compatibility problems with Lexar and some speed issues with PNY, but the A-Data and Sandisk have not given us any trouble. For the price, I think A-Data is a steal of a deal.

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    Default Re: Adata CF Cards

    Thanks Neill, I appreciate your input. I think I'll go for the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Jim View Post
    Has anyone used these?

    I can't find anything bad about them on Google and the link below looks like a good deal.

    http://www.meritline.com/adata-4g-cf-card-speedy.html

    Thanks!
    Note, despite the name 'speedy' they are fairly slow cards, compared to some of the cards being offered today. FWIW, I bought my 4gig A-DATA 120x card about a year ago, and use it as my main card in my E-1. Last weekend, I did have one corrupted image, but other than that, I've had no problems. I figure it is luck of the draw. It does look like a good deal if you need capacity more than speed.

    By the way, if you live in the USA, newegg.com has the same card even cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211191

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    Michael is probably right about the "Speedy" cards not being speedy.

    A-Data has several series, from very fast to very slow, so you have to be careful about choosing the right one if speed is what you need.

    FWIW, my A-Data 120X card beats my much newer and more expensive Sandisk high speed card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Meissner View Post
    Note, despite the name 'speedy' they are fairly slow cards, compared to some of the cards being offered today. FWIW, I bought my 4gig A-DATA 120x card about a year ago, and use it as my main card in my E-1. Last weekend, I did have one corrupted image, but other than that, I've had no problems. I figure it is luck of the draw. It does look like a good deal if you need capacity more than speed.

    By the way, if you live in the USA, newegg.com has the same card even cheaper:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211191

    Cheaper indeed... by $0.35, if you include shipping costs :-)

    I am looking for a new card too. Sounds like a good deal.
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    Default Re: Adata CF Cards

    I own an 8gb 120x Adata and have never had a problem with it.

    I was going to buy a Adata 233x 4gb but the thing wont work in my E500, even after formatting in camera and formatting on a computer it would not go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    I was going to buy a Adata 233x 4gb but the thing wont work in my E500, even after formatting in camera and formatting on a computer it would not go.
    I wonder if that has something to do with the 233x series' error-correction feature? A-Data does use some proprietary designs that might not be compatible with everything. Or.. just a bad card?

    I've had similar problems with Lexar, though. We've got a Marantz audio recorder that is recommended for use only with Lexar cards in the manual, but Lexar is the only brand we cannot get to work with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunra View Post
    Cheaper indeed... by $0.35, if you include shipping costs :-)

    I am looking for a new card too. Sounds like a good deal.
    Yes, I didn't pick up on mertline offering free shipping.

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    I just ordered one of these for my E-500 - Hopefully it will work, was buying a few other things and couldn't turn this down for the price! 4-Gig for $15.65!!!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=20-211-191

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    I've had good experiences wth the A-Data brand, but the "SPEEDY" cards are indeed anything but. The "Turbo" ones make for a better value, but they're actually not that much cheaper than a Sandisk Ultra-II. So, tossup.
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    i thought they were too good to be true.

    Here in Toronto, 16gb for $60!!!! www.canadacomputers.com

    How slow is slow?

    I'm used to having my Transcend 120x 4gb, and two Sandisk 2Gb Ultra II. Slowest I've used is a Patriot 50x 4gb but its just "okay". Not great but okay.

    Is it slower than 50x? Think the Ultra II are 70x.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhrm View Post
    i thought they were too good to be true.

    Here in Toronto, 16gb for $60!!!! www.canadacomputers.com

    How slow is slow?

    I'm used to having my Transcend 120x 4gb, and two Sandisk 2Gb Ultra II. Slowest I've used is a Patriot 50x 4gb but its just "okay". Not great but okay.

    Is it slower than 50x? Think the Ultra II are 70x.
    I believe I read the A-data speedy's are 40x, but I don't really know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Meissner View Post
    I believe I read the A-data speedy's are 40x, but I don't really know.
    I've used the E-500 with a 50x Patriot 4 gig and it was okay. Definitely way faster than xD but not as fast as an Ultra II.

    I might pick up another 4gig for $34...too tempting.
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    I bought one of these last week though Supermediastore.com for $19.99 shipped. Then I read the reports that it's slow as the old Sandisk cards. Either way for $19.99, you just can't been it!

    Last month I bought a USB 4gb A-Data thumb drive for the same price. It's been worth every penny.

    Speed isn't that big a deal for me..... as long as it's reliable. The second it's not, It will be in the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhrm View Post
    i thought they were too good to be true.

    Here in Toronto, 16gb for $60!!!! www.canadacomputers.com

    How slow is slow?

    I'm used to having my Transcend 120x 4gb, and two Sandisk 2Gb Ultra II. Slowest I've used is a Patriot 50x 4gb but its just "okay". Not great but okay.

    Is it slower than 50x? Think the Ultra II are 70x.
    Newegg says they're 40x cards.
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    Just an update. I received my 4gb card. I opened the package and tried it in my E510. When I turned on the camera, the red light blinked non-stop. I took it out and tried it on the E-1, same thing, so I put it in the E-300 and same thing for it too. I then put it in the card reader and formatted it on the computer. After that it's worked fine in all three cameras.

    I've taken about 100 shots on it just playing around and all seams fine so far. I still won't trust it until I've shot a thousand or more pic with no problems on it.

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    Mine came yesterday and I put it in my E-500 and it worked flawlessly, right out of the box - no formating required. I am saving as jpeg's.

    It is slower, but not too bad - I can take 4 or 5 rapid fire pics before it stops. Then it only takes a few seconds to catch up, so I don't see it as a problem. I have several CF and a bunch of xD's - I bought this one for $15.65 so it was price and backup/more capacity that I bought it for.

    I am going to wait and see if the 8 gb's drop down and buy one or two of those.
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    I was at Fry's the other day and I saw that they had a good deal on the 266x "Turbo" A-Data cards, 8GB for $99. I picked one up, it works in my 410, and a write benchmark showed it to be just about the same speed as my Extreme II card when plugged into my USB reader (actually about 5% faster). Some people say they have problems with reliability, though, so I'll report back after I've put it to a little more use.
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    Default Re: Adata CF Cards

    Hi ,
    I just purchased a Adata Speedy 8GB CF card for my E-1.
    When I put it in the camera the write light flashes momentarily- which is normal on all my other cards- however it then continues to flash continually and I cannot access to format or anything. Is this continual flashing due to the capacity and I am just not waiting long enough or perhaps a faulty card. It would appear that other E-1 users are quite happy with the Adata cards.
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    Whoops, just read in this thread that someone had the same problem and solved it by formating using the card reader. Not being computer savy I put the Adata card in the reader on my computer , however I don't know how to format this card using the computer. Any help appreciated. Too much technology- too little time
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    You should be able to right-click on the drive letter in Explorer and select Format... Had the same trouble with A-data devices in the past and usually avoid them... Pretty happy with Transcend products though. Worth the extra money IMO.

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    Thanks for the info. I now formatted the Adata card on the computer.
    I inserted it in the camera and got my momentary flash followed once again by a continous flash. However this time it only lasted for about 2 seconds then went off and all is working now.
    Thanks again , Jim

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    Me again,
    When I formated using the card reader and the computer it took a considerable time to format. I wonder if when I tried to put the card in the E-1 and it had the write light flashing continually ,it was in fact
    formatting the card , and maybe I just did not wait long enough for the light to stop flashing and formating to complete before I removed it.
    Thanks, Jim

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    What kind of CF reader/writer are you using? I can format a 4GB Transcend UDMA 266x CF card in seconds on a Uno! 2.0 OmniFlash CF reader/writer. I would imagine it should not take more than a few more with a non-udma card. I would suggest formatting FAT32 (though I am not sure what your flash drive capacity is)... I have had trouble with Adata SD cards in the past and decided the cost savings is simply not worth it. Just my opinion... and trust me... I know we are probably all on budgets.

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