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Seems I'm having an unusually high failure rate on my CF cards in the last six months. Since I've been using CF media I've had very few failures, maybe two. I've had four Lexar 1000X/600X Pro cards go toes up in the past 60 days. I find this very unusual and I'm wondering if it's something I'm doing, like dropping a couple of cards in my pocket to rattle around with my iPhone, or something weird. Lexar replaces them asap, but that really isn't my main concern, I am getting a little nervous about trusting them. I had some Sandisk...Show more →
I've actually had worse luck with Lexars than SAN disks, much like you. Although I'm not entirely sure it's a meaningful sample size . I've had even worse results out of Kingston. But flash memory does wear out, so if you're using it, sooner or later it's going to fail.
Actually, thought I'd add this. What I do is simply to buy more memory whenever the price falls low enough to tempt me . I mark the cards so that the ones at the top of the use list get pushed down. Eventually, they fall out the bottom as not being used at all any more. I find it less painful to just discard working cards than to deal with data recovery. I work in IT; it's simply not worth my time and effort to try to re-assemble bits and I know it.
Edited on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM · View previous versions