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NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:11:03 PM »
Ok, I bought a Lexar 32gb Professional 1000x card from Adorama about 4 months ago (give or take) and I had to send the card back within a month because it crapped out. Lexar replaced it without question with a 'new' card and this also has just crapped out. I aksed Lexar about a refund because at this point I do not trust getting and/or using ANOTHER memory card from them.

Anyone else had this problem? I have several Sandisk cards and not once have I ever had to send one in because it stopped working. I am so frustrated...

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NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« on: April 10, 2013, 11:11:03 PM »

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 11:23:39 PM »
Oh, and Lexar does not give refunds, just replacement products....
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 11:24:06 PM »
There have been quite a few threads on this recently.

I have 2X Lexar 16GB 1000x cards and so far no problem. No problems with the SanDisks I have too.

Let's hope that is not about to change.
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 11:36:37 PM »
I might look at the hardware you're using it with. Perhaps a bad card reader overvolting the card on read?  Two failed cards of a typically reputable brand sounds to me like there may be something else going on.  Don't rule anything out.
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 11:37:24 PM »
There have been quite a few threads on this recently.

I have 2X Lexar 16GB 1000x cards and so far no problem. No problems with the SanDisks I have too.

Let's hope that is not about to change.

I hope not either but TWO cards? Flash memory has been an accepted "safe" haven for years. I used Lexar back in the day when I had 32MB (megabyte, not gigabyte) compactflash cards. I switched to Sandisk and had no problems. I read that the Lexar 1000X cards were the fastest so I bought one. I was sadly disapointed. I can handle ONE card having an issue, but TWO??? I tried it in my 40D and 7D and my PC and *pizzzt*, NOTHING.

Nothing personal to Lexar but I won't try this a third round. I am going to send it back for replacement and I am going to sell whatever card they replace it with. I am going back to Sandisk!!!

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 11:40:10 PM »
I might look at the hardware you're using it with. Perhaps a bad card reader overvolting the card on read?  Two failed cards of a typically reputable brand sounds to me like there may be something else going on.  Don't rule anything out.

It's not my hardware. My PC is new, my cameras work great using Sandisk cards.... I even replaced my card reader recently (because my new card reader can read microSDHC cards now). I own several Sandisk cards and only ONE Lexar. NONE of my Sandisk cards show a problem. ONLY the Lexar.

My first failed card was with my "old" card reader and my replacement card with my "new" reader. Funny, they have both worked for YEARS with Sandisk cards without NO problems what-so-ever. Strange...

Maybe they (Lexar) are the ones at fault???

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 11:43:32 PM »
Yep. Even the 350 pounds I paid for a 512mb (yes you read that right!) Lexar failed after a few months.
I bought two 1gb Lexar some time later and they failed.
Bought around 20+ Sandisk without issue

Local pro shop told me the only returns he gets are lexars

Other pros I know have had similar issues over the yrs and no longer buy Lexar

But people on here say they've no issue

I think once you experience a serious loss, and not just pics of the cat, you find it impossible to trust that manufacturer again.
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 11:55:58 PM »

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 12:05:48 AM »
Which SanDisk cards are you using? I ask because the Lexar's are much faster, and even perhaps overkill in a 5D Mark ii as from memory it cannot read/write at those speeds anyway.

How were they transported and where to?



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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 12:08:01 AM »
@ Op...Sorry to hear that :(

I'm using Lexar 32gb Professional 1000x on 5D III, bought it from BH over 1yr now, no issues so far.
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 12:13:09 AM »
Had the same problem a few months ago using a Lexar 16GB 1000x.
I lost a whole photoshoot and hundreds of photos without a chance to recover any
Of them.
I tried at least 10 different data recovery applications, Even Lexar's own and nothing.
Called Then, they sent me a replacement card.
I had another 1000 X card with me since they were on sale at B&H. I started using the second card and five days later it died on me just like the first one did.
I called Lexar again to complain and they offered to send me a second replacement card. I actually forgot to send it back  and I have been using two cards on my Canon 1DX, the lexar and one SanDisk simultaneously. That way if One cards craps out, I will have a backup.
It is unheard of for an expensive CompactFlash to fail twice in a couple of months. I am guessing it might have been a bad batch. I got mine around July or August of last year. I actually haven't had any problems with Lexar since the replacement card was sent to me. And I have used it every day for the past eight months.
I average 300 photos a day, so, give or take I must have shot over 60000 images on The memory card and it hasn't
Failed yet...
Cross my Fingers it stays like this
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 12:17:02 AM »
FWIW, I have been buying and using CF cards since 2002 and the only cards to give me any trouble have been Lexar and Sandisk. I have Transcend and Kingston and have never had a failure. I have one other 4GB card but can' tell what brand it is because I have run it through my washer and dryer twice and the label has come off. It works perfectly.

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 12:19:08 AM »
Forgot to mention. I format the card three times before a Photoshoot.
No more, no less. I don't want to jinx it   :o
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 12:19:08 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2013, 12:20:08 AM »
Forgot to mention. I religiously format the card three times before a Photoshoot.
No more, no less. I don't want to jinx it   :o
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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 12:35:56 AM »
Yep. Even the 350 pounds I paid for a 512mb (yes you read that right!) Lexar failed after a few months.
I bought two 1gb Lexar some time later and they failed.
Bought around 20+ Sandisk without issue

Local pro shop told me the only returns he gets are lexars

Other pros I know have had similar issues over the yrs and no longer buy Lexar

But people on here say they've no issue

I think once you experience a serious loss, and not just pics of the cat, you find it impossible to trust that manufacturer again.

Yeah, I'm done with Lexar.
Canon 5D2, 7Dv2.03, 50D, 40D, T1i, XTi...XT (& lenses, flahses), various powershots... You get the idea... I have a problem. :)

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Re: NOT happy with Lexar at this time!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2013, 12:35:56 AM »