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Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:42:34 AM »

Adorama has up to 50% off large capacity memory cards this weekend. Both professional SD and CF cards are on the list.


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Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:42:34 AM »

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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 11:32:16 AM »
Last week I would have bit... this week... not so much. Ride the gas waves...
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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 11:35:39 AM »
I couldn't find the write rate on the 32  gb cf... 1066x doesn't tell me what I want to know.
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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 11:48:53 AM »
According B&H, who somehow seem to get the write speed specs from everyone:

"The 64GB Professional 1066x Compact Flash Memory Card (UDMA 7) from Lexar features a 64GB storage capacity perfect for storing large files including high-quality photos, 1080p Full-HD, 3D, and 4K video. With a 1066x speed rating, this card is capable of achieving data read speeds of up to 160 MB/s and data write speeds of up to 155 MB/s, allowing you to transfer your files via the card-to-computer transfer method via a UDMA 7-enabled card reader (sold separately). "

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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 11:53:11 AM »
There is no deal.
Same price as Amazon.

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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 12:05:17 PM »
Did the prices change? I looked at both CF cards on the list and neither is any near 50% off as claimed.

64GB 1066x 212.95 regular 269.95 or 21.1% off
32GB 1066x 109.95 regular 139.95 or 21.4% off

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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 12:07:58 PM »
Did the prices change? I looked at both CF cards on the list and neither is any near 50% off as claimed.

64GB 1066x 212.95 regular 269.95 or 21.1% off
32GB 1066x 109.95 regular 139.95 or 21.4% off

Retailers do 50% off msrp... so... tricky and a good deal annoying.
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Re: Weekend Lexar Memory Card Sale at Adorama
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 12:07:58 PM »

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BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 12:38:57 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.
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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 01:34:11 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.

The lever cards I've had have never failed... but I do think the premium for SanDisk is warranted.

I had a SanDisk sd card die on me after my wife washed and dried it 100 times... but those were extenuating circumstances. 
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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 04:24:05 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.

Your personal anecdotes are just anecdotes.  You may have gotten counterfeit cards, you may have mistreated them, or you may be the statistical anomaly that had two fail in a short span.  Every manufacturer will have a small percentage of defects; you happened to bump into defects labeled "Lexar."  Others tell the same story with Sandisk..or whatever.  I've used cheap (Transcend) cards for years without problem.  I always test new cards thoroughly before using them.  Do you test your new cards?

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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 06:20:03 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.

Your personal anecdotes are just anecdotes.  You may have gotten counterfeit cards, you may have mistreated them, or you may be the statistical anomaly that had two fail in a short span.  Every manufacturer will have a small percentage of defects; you happened to bump into defects labeled "Lexar."  Others tell the same story with Sandisk..or whatever.  I've used cheap (Transcend) cards for years without problem.  I always test new cards thoroughly before using them.  Do you test your new cards?

Anecdote or not, I've mentioned on CR a couple times regards failed Lexar 128GB Pro Cards, bought 4 through Amazon, 1 of the 4 arrived Dead on Arrival, could not be formatted in camera or by computer, Amazon exchanged it for a new one, within 6 months I had 2 of the 4 cards fail at different times in different 1Dx bodies, fortunately I was able to save 70% of the Images by using Sandisc Rescue Pro, but the cards failed again even after a deep format on computer).

I do still have the remaining 2 as back ups to MY 128GB Pro Sandisc Cards, I doubt wether I would try Lexar Cards again after my own experience. Originally when I purchased the lexar Cards it was because they were 20% faster than the equivalent Sandisc, that's no longer the case, Sandisc I've been using for several years with zero failures.

It may well be anecdotal, but we generally take experiences like this and make decisions going forward that are reflected by that experience, i.e.. no more Lexar Cards for me.

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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 06:33:26 PM »
Your personal anecdotes are just anecdotes.
It may well be anecdotal, but we generally take experiences like this and make decisions going forward that are reflected by that experience

Yes, that's true.  My point was that I've heard the same story with the villain being Sandisk or some other brand.  All manufacturers ship some defective stock.  Amazon (and other vendors) are in good position to know if they're getting heavy returns on certain brands or models and can (and have) suspended sales of those.  If Amazon continues to sell them, it's likely Lexars do not have an overall failure rate out of line with the industry as a whole.

My questions are: did you buy from Amazon itself or from another vendor through Amazon?  After how many full uses did the cards fail?  I.e., did they fail early (first 20-30 uses) middle (30-150) or later?  If they failed early, I'll again recommend testing all cards with a computer and card reader before trusting them for high-value use.

If the problem is not really with Lexar, you're at risk of having the same experience with Sandisk.

Good luck.


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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 08:40:24 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.

Your personal anecdotes are just anecdotes.  You may have gotten counterfeit cards, you may have mistreated them, or you may be the statistical anomaly that had two fail in a short span.  Every manufacturer will have a small percentage of defects; you happened to bump into defects labeled "Lexar."  Others tell the same story with Sandisk..or whatever.  I've used cheap (Transcend) cards for years without problem.  I always test new cards thoroughly before using them.  Do you test your new cards?

I don't want to pick on anyone... but if you have multiple cards fail... it might not be the cards... it is more likely that you are the common denominator. 
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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 08:40:24 PM »

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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 10:50:31 PM »
I had 2 Lexar 1000X Professional CF cards literally die on me. One time after taking 500 irreplaceable
vacation photos and the second time after 2 hours of a paid shoot which I had to restart completely.
I went back to Sandisk Extreme Pro 1066X which hasn't failed me in 13 years.
Save yourself a headache and don't buy Lexar.

Probably just random luck. In my case, the only card of any brand I've ever had fail was a SanDisk, once.

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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 04:44:43 AM »
I don't want to pick on anyone... but if you have multiple cards fail... it might not be the cards... it is more likely that you are the common denominator.

And that's a reasonable point, opening the Card Door & or trying to remove the cards while the Camera is still in shutdown mode is a guaranteed Card screw Up, done that.

And it's also fair to say all manufactured equipment has a failure rate.
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Re: BEWARE LEXAR FAIL!
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 04:44:43 AM »