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Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: April 04, 2008 11:12PM
(Hello pCUBE?) I know some don't favor Lexar which seems like it's close to the status of name-brand, but generally way-cheaper. What about Ridata? I have used their products without problems, but should I be wary? Pay the premium for a Sandisk II or III? Is there any other brand that gets the auto-approve? Kingston?

The follow-up is, should we believe the speed claims on these cards? 266X? 300X???



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Re: Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: Mike V
Date: April 05, 2008 05:02AM
I only ever use Sandisk and have never lost an image (touch wood).

Ultra IIs are pretty cheap these days.



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Re: Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: Mr645
Date: April 05, 2008 07:18AM
Ridata/Ritek is a major worldwide manufacturer. Solid products.
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Re: Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: April 05, 2008 07:21AM
I've been using Ridata for several years without an issue. Started using their media after a favorable review on one of the photography websites (think it was dpreview). They performed well and were some of the faster cards.
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Re: Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 05, 2008 07:57AM
I can't remember having any problems with my Lexar drives.
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Re: Flash media: where's the line between "Off-Brand" and "On?"
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 05, 2008 07:59AM
Jim,

Lexar is definitely a name brand. Truth to say, the only difference I've seen between name-brand, off-brand and flat out generic brand flash media is build quality. Some of the off brand and generic media just isn't made as nicely as name brand media. This assume the specs of the media are otherwise identical.

Robert
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