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Re: [OM] Images on SD card held hostage--wave fxn collapse--now what to

Subject: Re: [OM] Images on SD card held hostage--wave fxn collapse--now what to use?
From: Wayne Shumaker <om3ti@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 11:26:59 -0700
At 6/26/2020 08:08 PM, Moose wrote:

>On 6/26/2020 5:21 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote
>>I highly recommend the ProGrade cards. SanDisk have become unreliable.
>
>ProGrade was started  by Lexar people who were losing their jobs in the sale 
>and SanDisk people who were disgruntled with what was going on there.
>
>I do wonder, though, whether anecdotal experiences by a few of us mean 
>anything about the odds of getting a bad card from any of the players.
>
>I got a couple of Lexar 2000x cards at the same time as Mike, and a couple of 
>1000x cards. I've had no problem with any of my too many Lexar, SanDisk, Sony, 
>Transcend, Delkin and Fuji cards.
>
>Gruntled Moose

Sandisk cards, bought 2 at $199 each. 1 worked, 1 did not. Returned the 1 and 
2nd one does not perform like the first. 1 out of 3. As I wrote about this 
previously. 2 Prograde cards work perfectly.  If I purchased the cards for $40 
and one was OK but not quite as fast, I probably would never notice. But at 
$199 I expect better.

I think SanDisk, since now part of western digital, is not the same. So perhaps 
the good people left for ProGrade. Maybe they what to prove their previous 
employer wrong. Certainly seems that way to me. As an engineer, I have 
experienced how corporate wants to cut cost, often at the expense of quality 
and testing. Look at the way WD slipped shingled recording into NAS drives and 
the backlash of that.

Of course there is also the case of really good engineers, for example Olympus 
Camera, but they still may not succeed. Or were they handcuffed by marketing 
only u43?

These SD cards are the high performance version with the extra pins on the 
card. Of course, more pins means higher probability of mechanical problems.

The Anecdotal Statistics of 1 -  WayneS
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