Memory card deals or coupons?

1 month 3 weeks ago #762497 by Kyle O
I need top pick up a couple SD cards.  Any sales or decent coupons floating around you can share with me please?

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1 month 3 weeks ago #762505 by Nathan D
Best Buy had sale on Samsung cards a couple weeks ago, not sure if still happening though 


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1 month 3 weeks ago #762514 by TCav
A low price on an inferior product?

Find he best price you can on SanDisk or Lexar.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #762579 by Randy Fisher

TCav wrote: A low price on an inferior product?

Find he best price you can on SanDisk or Lexar.


Samsung?  I have one of their microSD cards and never a single issue with it. 


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1 month 3 weeks ago #762591 by TCav

Randy Fisher wrote:

TCav wrote: A low price on an inferior product?

Find he best price you can on SanDisk or Lexar.


Samsung?  I have one of their microSD cards and never a single issue with it. 


Like SanDisk and Lexar, Samsung makes its own flash memory devices, unlike many vendors. I too have several Samsung flash memory products, and have been pleased with their performance and reliability.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762670 by Nathan D

TCav wrote:

Randy Fisher wrote:

TCav wrote: A low price on an inferior product?

Find he best price you can on SanDisk or Lexar.


Samsung?  I have one of their microSD cards and never a single issue with it. 


Like SanDisk and Lexar, Samsung makes its own flash memory devices, unlike many vendors. I too have several Samsung flash memory products, and have been pleased with their performance and reliability.


Yep, Samsung cards are great, I started using these a couple years ago and not a single issue. 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762736 by CharleyL
My opinion - SD cards are not where you should be looking for the cheapest that you can buy. If you are serious about photography, decide which has the highest reliability and go with it. There are several good brands, and many that may work, for a while. I buy Sandisk Pro.

Charley


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762799 by Kyle O

CharleyL wrote: My opinion - SD cards are not where you should be looking for the cheapest that you can buy. If you are serious about photography, decide which has the highest reliability and go with it. There are several good brands, and many that may work, for a while. I buy Sandisk Pro.

Charley



"SD cards are not where you should be...."  are you talking about "San Disk" or "SD" memory cards here?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762800 by Kyle O
Thank you all for the input.  BTW, what is your opinion of 'Prograde' memory cards?  


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1 month 2 weeks ago #762802 by CharleyL
Just buy known brands of quality memory cards. Don't look for the cheapest and "on sale" cards by vague name brands. These are frequently of lesser quality and are being "dumped" via cheap prices to get rid of them. It's a known fact that manufacturers dump their sub standard items by selling using obscure brand names at cheaper prices and sales. You want the best brand memory cards that you can find, if your photography is important to you. It doesn't have to be labeled "Pro Grade", but brands of known high quality and reliability. I settled on Sandisk because I have been using them for over 20 years with no issues. There are other brands that are likely just as good, but I have only tried a few of them, so no long term experience with them. 

Just buy name brand cards and don't look for "significant low price sales and strange name manufacturers", but by all means look around to find sources that sell at the best prices (not sale prices). Follow this and you should do well with whatever name brand cards that you buy.

Charley


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1 month 1 week ago #762891 by Nathan D

Kyle O wrote: Thank you all for the input.  BTW, what is your opinion of 'Prograde' memory cards?  


I have a 128GB Prograde card I have been using for years, at least 4 and it's a great card.  Mine has 300 MB/s read speed with 250 MB/s for write speed. Very fast, which I'm guessing now they have even quicker cards.  


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