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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-23-2012

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

Can I join the club?

My second 32gb 60mb/s just failed on me. Mere seconds before this I had an image opened reading straight from the card. Just as I was about to back up, I suddenly have to format it .. and it is said San Disk is the most reliable???

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-08-2012

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

As another post stated earlier, I am not impressed that so many of us are having problems with SanDisk cards.  Is anyone from SanDisk noticing these reports?  Is the company prepared to respond or help in any way?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-25-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

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Hi folks,

Just discovered this thread too...   this just happened to me at the weekend also. Thankfully  not a lot of data lost.

I will try the suggestions here, but wanted to know if it doesn't work, are the cards knackered?  i.e.. Completely useless, and we need to fork out more for new cards?

If so, any suggestions on brands - seems to me if SanDisk aren't willing to address the issues, I am not prepared to give them any more of my hard earned cash.

Thanks

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,177
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

If defective, SanDisk will replace the cards if under warranty.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-21-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

I want to get the photos off my card, you can't replace my 1 week of holiday photos

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-17-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

I endured a very painful experience for my Ultra 8G CF cards in the past few months too. As a heavy user of my Canon 7D, I owned more than 10 pcs of the Sandisk CF cards including Extreme and Ultra series. Each shot activity I will use around 7 pcs or more of them usually. For the concerns to lose all the photos for any single physical failure in a card, I tried not to use any memory cards with size larger than 8GB.  My photo-taking operation is very simple, only one camera but two Lens; no CF cards change unless its space used up; and only one PC with windows 7 and an USB 3.0 card reader for photos download, that all. The photo taking is always no issues at all, but the download is quite unreliable. More than five times in 2013, one of the cards among the 7 pcs which I used cannot be detected or read from my PC after downloading around one-thirds of photos. However the remaining CF cards are readable even after the faulty card case.  This faulty card is end-up with a return for new replacement because I cannot reformat it or work with my camera afterward. Just wonder what’s the root cause of the issues and how can I do if that’s my fault.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-31-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

Hello!

First: I`m from Norway, and my english are awful! Then: Why are you taking your card out of the camera, instead of using the cabel who followed the camera? I had a EOS 50D, using Kingston 600x cards, and using cabel to transfer picture over to my computer. After that I always formatt my cards in the camera, and I have had no problems with my cards. The only problems I have had was when I tried 600x cards from Trancend, who never manage to transfer picture directly from camera to the computer. Canon said the problem had to be the compability between the card and the camera. Why I ask if you tried using the cabel for transferring data, is that I`m planning to buy one or two cards from SanDisc, but I didn`t like what I saw on this pages. Maybe I after all should stay with my cards from Kingston, and be happy with that?

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-31-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

Just got a new Extreme 32 San Disk.  Camera (G15 Canon) recognizes card.  Shot video and stills and iphoto doesn't recognize the thing.  It recognizes my old 2 gb Kingston just fine but not this thing.  Insert the card in reader, plug it into usb, zip, nothing, nada.  Luckily, what I shot were tests but I did format the card with the same result.  

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-31-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

Replying to myself but here it is.  Got a new reader, a Case Logic 55 in 1 reader/writer.  The Extreme San Disk works with this, for me.  Iphoto recognized the card through this reader but not the old jump drive I have been using.  Downloaded images fine.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-25-2013

Re: CF Card failure - a bit different

I recently, about a week ago, purchased a SanDisk Ultra 4 GB card. the photos I took today are recorded on the card but when I try to transfer them via card reader to my pc, on Picasa/MyPhoto Gallery, they are not recognized. I do not have the cable to transfer them directly from the camera, therefr, am unable to access them.  I used the same setup to transfer photos yesterday from a different brand of card  and it worked perfectly!

Cards are not cheap and that is a poor example for their publicity! I always thought SanDisk was supposed to be a top brand!