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Dkuhlmann
04/19/2016, 09:41 AM
Is there really any difference in them, is one brand better than another, or will they all work the same?

My camera came with a 2mg CF card and I want to get a few more to have on hand when I go on a trip. I'm thinking of getting 32 mg cards. What are your thoughts on them?

jduck
04/19/2016, 12:31 PM
Depends on the camera. There are different speeds of cards, get the higher class ones.

Reef Bass
04/19/2016, 08:02 PM
No, they are not all the same. There are substantial differences in read and write times, as well as capacity. The read / write speed is more critical if you're shooting video than stills.

2mg is ridiculously small. I hope you meant 2GB, which is also small. 32GB should be ok for stills, depending on your shooting habits. If you shoot a lot of video, you'll want bigger eventually.

Member No. 1
04/20/2016, 04:03 AM
Dave,

Here is a handy calculator to help figure out what size card holds how many pictures.

http://memorycardcalculator.com/

Dkuhlmann
04/20/2016, 04:18 AM
Ya I meant to say 2 GB, I'll check around and see some more. Their prices are all over the place

Thanks Pete, that will come in handy!

Member No. 1
04/20/2016, 04:21 AM
You're welcome.

Check this out.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-extreme-64gb-compactflash-memory-card-black-gold/2037002.p?id=1219068385622&skuId=2037002

Dkuhlmann
04/20/2016, 05:31 AM
WOW, that's a Great price and a HUGE amount of pictures/movies :D Think I might just order one and be done. I'll be transferring the pictures from the card to the PC anyway. The 32 gb are that much and more.

Dkuhlmann
04/20/2016, 06:55 AM
I just ordered one. I'm pretty sure one is all I'll ever need. LOL

BlueCorn
04/20/2016, 10:11 AM
Each flash memory cell can sustain a finite number of read write operations before they fail. The more expensive cards use a leveling control which randomises writes. Cheaper cards often just write sequentially to the flash which wears out the file allocation table (beginning of the 'disk') much faster. If you have a card that starts giving random errors, toss it.

Dkuhlmann
04/20/2016, 10:55 AM
Thanks for the info Doug!
Dave

JamesHolt
04/27/2016, 09:12 AM
Each flash memory cell can sustain a finite number of read write operations before they fail. The more expensive cards use a leveling control which randomises writes. Cheaper cards often just write sequentially to the flash which wears out the file allocation table (beginning of the 'disk') much faster. If you have a card that starts giving random errors, toss it.

Very good advice, toss it at the first hiccup...
I have had to battle with a bunch for people who insisted on using them with errors....