SanDisk 8 GB Extreme IV Compact Flash Memory Card - Pack of 3

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About SanDisk

The Extreme IV line of CompactFlash is our newest digital film cards for the high-end professional photographers, who require the highest possible performance and the largest capacities for their medium format and high-end digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. It has extremely fast read/write speeds. (Up to 45MB/sec*) It provides the highest durability, speed, and quality demands on the market today for serious photography.

The reason for the extreme fast read/write speeds is that the Extreme IV memory cards feature innovative ESP (Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing) technology for the fastest speeds and highest performance. You get the fastest read/write speeds available today up to 45MB/sec* sequential read and write speed.

Every SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash card comes with RescuePRO® Deluxe so you can recover images, documents, mail, video, music just about any digital file, with ease. Built with leading-edge media recovery algorithms, RescuePro Deluxe lets you preview recoverable data before you try to retrieve it. With RescuePRO's unique recovery algorithm for MPEG audio and MPEG video recovery (MPEG-1/2/3) what you see, and what you hear, is what you can recover.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast (3)
Cons:
Unreliable storage (5)
Best Uses:
Digital photography (4)
Reviewer Profile:
Pro photographer (4),Semi-pro photographer (3)

SanDisk Features

  • Designed to meet the critical speed and performance needs of serious professional photographers. Significantly improved workflow efficiency for capturing, viewing, upload and transferring large image files
  • Ideal for demanding photo shoots under severe weather conditions heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, etc.
  • Built to perform in the most extreme environments and temperatures from -13º F to 185º F (-25º C to 85º C )
  • Up to 40MB/sec* sequential read and write (leveraging the new Extreme FireWire Reader)
  • Durable, reliable and thoroughly tested temperature tested (heat and cold); shock and vibration tested
  • Data recovery software ensures your photos will always be there (even if you delete them accidentally)
  • Dedicated, priority technical support hotline for direct customers of SanDisk Extreme products
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
1.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

RELIABLE MEMORY CARD

I purchased 4 of these cards and used them on an assignment over the weekend shooting in RAW. I filled all four the first day- no problem. Filled all four the second day- no problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

More of the same.

Well, what can I say that these other guys haven't. Same exact thing happened to me the other night, also at a job. Same hard freeze, corruption, everything. Thought having 2 backups would be good enough, but all 3 managed to fail within the course of 3 hours.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
3.0

So far, so good...

By

from PNW  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I'd used one of the three with no problems but when I saw the reports here from other buyers I filled all three, deleted them, reformated the cards, and haven't had a problem show up. If this is a bad lot I hope it's identified and recalled/replaced without problems or question.

 
1.0

Flawed

By

from nyc  -  Pro Photographer

I have used Sandisk products for many years now, btu recent;y purchased these 3 that seem to be flawed, a bad batch. I had to pay $450 to retrieve my photos I took at a wedding with this card that seemed to stop working at around 300 shots...nothing I could do could retrieve them. I am contacting Sandisk to get new ones that aren't flawed

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Tainted View

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from Ft. Lauderdale, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought the set of three with the rebate on Adorama. Thought I got a great deal until one of the three went down on a very important event shoot. Lost 300 images temporarily. Fortunately I recovered the images by paying a company to retrieve them. SanDisk has replaced my three with their superior product and now I'm much happier.

 
5.0

RELIABLE MEMORY CARD

By

from Connecticut  -  Pro Photographer

I purchased 4 of these cards and used them on an assignment over the weekend shooting in RAW. I filled all four the first day- no problem. Filled all four the second day- no problem.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

More of the same.

By

from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Well, what can I say that these other guys haven't. Same exact thing happened to me the other night, also at a job. Same hard freeze, corruption, everything. Thought having 2 backups would be good enough, but all 3 managed to fail within the course of 3 hours.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Bad Batch???

By

from Boston, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Same as above. Bought three cards from Adorama recently and all failed on first use. Lost a number of images. Awaiting RMA from Sandisk. I have seen reports elsewhere of this being related to a specific batch number but have not seen any signs that Sandisk is addressing the issue proactively.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Possible Bad Batch

By

from Dallas, TX  -  Pro Photographer

It seems this batch of Extreme IV 8GB CF cards from Adorama were all flawed. My friend and I purchased 3 of these at separate times and among our 6 cards, 4 have failed ON THE JOB. During testing, only 1 failed, so we figured it was a fluke. But, during 3 separate jobs, 4 of these cards failed.The cards would freeze the camera, lock up the shutter, the read/write light would stay on for at least 10-15 seconds, and corrupt about 8-10% of the images from the end. About 2-3% cannot even be read. If removed immediately, the card can still be read by card reader, but the longer you keep it in the camera and continue messing with it, the more images you will corrupt. Both of us used Canon 5D MK2's and both of us finished the jobs with older Sandisk cards.This is very unsettling for pros.[...] Sandisk CS was great in handling the situation and has opened a no-timeline investigation into this particular batch (BI090506477B)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

These Cards are Bunk

By

from Washington, DC  -  Pro Photographer

I had two of these cards, brand-spanking new, die on me today. Both worked fine until I really hit the shutter and filled the buffer - at which point they basically froze. The camera wouldn't display the photos any more, or even the menu for that matter. When it happened with the first card, I assumed it was a fluke and I was able to get most of the photos off the card, aside from about the last 30. The second card is not even recognized when connected to my (SanDisk) card reader, so the image recovery software doesn't even seem like an option. I've owned a number of CF cards by SanDisk and Lexar, and never had an issue like this before. These new ones, 45MB/s UDMA with the sort of new look, are bunk.

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