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8Gb High Speed CF Card £48.02

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9y, 10m agoFound 9 years, 10 months ago
High Speed (160x) DataWrite Compact Flash Cards reduced from £104.99 to £42.20

Offer available until midnight 4th Feb 2007

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#1
Thanks Gothic - have placed my order.
#2
I usually buy my CF / SD cards from FastMemoryMan on ebay as his prices are normally very very low and he's very reliable, but these CF cards are less than half the price I paid last time I ordered an 8Gb card (I paid about £40 last time I ordered a 4Gb!). DataWrite is a brand that I've heard of before (normally related to blank CDs / DVDs)...
#3
I've updated the OP to include the postage charge,which we usually try to show in all posts :)
#4
Thanks - I completely forgot about that!
#5
Fantastic price, I've recommended it to my mate who has a DSLR. Be aware a lot of consumer camera (not that there are many left using compact flash) might not be compatible with such a high capacity card.
[mod]#6
Nice deal Gothic :thumbsup:
#7
The other day, I almost put down double the money for half the capacity. Glad I didn't and eventually saw this. Thanks :santa:
#8
Hi there .... this seems an absolute steal for a CF Card .... I'd like to think it would be compatible with my HP IPAQ 2210 pda but does anyone know if this ipaq would read a card like this ok .... be a shame to order it and then find it doesn't read ok.
#9
jrgriffin
I'd like to think it would be compatible with my HP IPAQ 2210 pda but does anyone know if this ipaq would read a card like this ok .... .


I have the same model PDA, and I think this will be read no problem.
I understand that CF cards dont have the same addressing issues as SD cards, ie your hardware doesnt have an address limit, eg max 2gb SD, as the CF card does its own addressing.

Seriously thinking of buying one.... hold a lot of video files and music.
#10
Also from here if UKDVDR run out.
http://bigmaggot.co.uk/Datawrite-8-GIG-BRANDED-CF-CARD-Retail-Boxed-pr-773.html

a pound and pennies more in cost.
#11
mcek


Seriously thinking of buying one.... hold a lot of video files and music.


I'm beginning to think with such large amounts of data that can now be held on these things it won't be long before a RAM based PC will be available... seems very feasible to me already!
#12
Kulaak
I'm beginning to think with such large amounts of data that can now be held on these things it won't be long before a RAM based PC will be available... seems very feasible to me already!


well, you can buy a IDE-CF adaptor, build a mini-PC with a CF as a HDD, install Linux, etc.
and yes, I'm thinking of doing just that... :thumbsup:
#13
mcek
well, you can buy a IDE-CF adaptor, build a mini-PC with a CF as a HDD, install Linux, etc.
and yes, I'm thinking of doing just that... :thumbsup:


WOW :thumbsup: You've now got me thinking great :idea:
#14
I've clicked the link and it says:

Access denied !

You are not allowed to access that resource!

Error ID: 44
????


#15
mrblast
I've clicked the link and it says:

Access denied !

You are not allowed to access that resource!

Error ID: 44
????




Yeah, I'm getting that too... checking...
#16
I'm not seeing it on the site any more. Can anyone else confirm before I click expired?
#17
Nope, I can't see it either!
#18
I'll click expired then :) Thanks pete.
#19
But was about to add that the Big Maggot link still works (post 11). Only a quid or so more expensive :)
#20
[ http://ukdvdr.co.uk/shop/Datawrite-8Gb-USB2.0-Pen-Drive-*NEW-STYLE*-pr-19178.html ]

However, large image shows a 1Gb Drive!?!

BFN,

fp.
#21
they do have the 4gb one in stock for £27 ! thats just as good really , and i cant imagen needing anything else that large for my camera
#22
I just clicked on it and is still working.
#23
Kulaak
I'm beginning to think with such large amounts of data that can now be held on these things it won't be long before a RAM based PC will be available... seems very feasible to me already!


Not really.

RAM is volatile and the data is erased once electricity is cut to it.
#24
DEE74
I just clicked on it and is still working.


Seems to be available again! I've re activated the deal :)
#25
I suggest you read the bad reviews about this item at the bottom of the page.

http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1437
#26
MattC
Not really.

RAM is volatile and the data is erased once electricity is cut to it.

Gigabyte launched a strange product a year or so ago which sat in a PCI slot (for power) and allowed you to place sticks of DDR RAM on it to use as a virtual hard disk over a normal SATA bus. It was delayed so much, expensive (when a decent enough amount of RAM was added) and held back by the limited throughput of first gen SATA. It caught my eye as I'm a nut for a quiet PC but never went for it.

In terms of flash memory, there are many 2.5" drives on the horizon, designed for both laptops and desktops. Some 16/32/64GB ones were shown off this year at CES but the performance is apparently not that much better than a normal high spec hard drive and yet the cost is significantly higher. Maybe another 2 years time and they'll be commonplace in laptops and they'll always be people like me who would pay extra for completely silent computing but I think we'll be waiting a lot longer for the standard desktop to come with no moving parts altogether. Besides, the next step is hybrid drives which feature a very large cache on board a traditional hd to speed up access and throughput.
#27
MattC
Not really.

RAM is volatile and the data is erased once electricity is cut to it.


Flash Ram isn't, you don't lose your pictures when you remove the card out of your camera, or lose the data off your pen drive when you unplug it from the USB port. In any case even it it was to get corrupted, like a hard disk based O/s does get occasionally, you could always restore it from a DVD! So the flash ram booting PC is almost certainly a reality me thinks! Just think of the boot up time from cold.
#28
Yep, I thought someone would have implemented a way to allocate a set amount of ram in the BIOS to be used a storage drive. It could be restored/backed up to a normal hd or over a network every time it boots/shuts down and still be faster. However, the main problem booting Windows is all the hardware driver initialisation it has to do. While using Windows I expect programs to load a lot fast though.
#29
willdashwood
However, the main problem booting Windows is all the hardware driver initialisation it has to do.

When I posted a reply about mini-PC I was referring to an embedded Linux system. I believe there are various hobby sites/magazines showing you how.
I think a 4 or 8GB CF as an OS drive coupled with a laptop hdd would be ideal at these prices.
#30
was very excited until I went searching
looks like it gets consistently poor reviews at http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1437#reviews

example:
Review by Martin McNeill from Banbridge on 18/08/2006 16:59:33 Rating: 1/10
Terrible
I got the 8GB card and its just unusable. Large file transfer writing runs at about 3.5mb/sec which is bad enough, but when it comes to small files just forget it. I just transfered a folder of 10 txt files at a total of 24k and it took 41 secs to write to the card. The problem isnt the data transfer speed here but rather that the card takes a few secs to start each file so if there are lots of smaller files then youre screwed. Ive formatted the card in windows and in my pda and get similar performance in each device. Im not sure if its faulty or just plain bad but since it does work i have to go with plain bad.
#31
what you pay is what you get, I only use Lexar and Sandisk. once bought a dodgy sandisk fake from ebay, it went straight in the bin after I got a paypal refund.
Would you record your wedding on a tape from a pound shop- NO is the answer, so why trust a brand you have never heard of with your pictures that are possibly unrepeatable.
My advice is pay more for quality - try here http://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/cat2.html
and here http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/1112113/SanDisk_Extreme_III_CompactFlash_8GB/Product.html
#32
Datawrite aren't an unknown brand as such, although obviously if you want to pay £100 more for a more well known brand name card, i'm sure it will be better.

I've been using this card for a week in my Nikon D70 and not had any problems with it so far. No corrupt pictures, which is the most important thing for me.
#33
These are the worst cards ive ever tried, I bought 1 from UKDVDR and then they replaced it twice and ended up getting a refund and buying a sandisk one from somewhere else.

I wouldnt recommend these or the company (ukdvdr) to anyone!
#34
Cheers for sharing fezz, and Welcome to the forums to you and jzedward!!!

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