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Hi, I'm new at this digital camera thing. I got the hp315 and missed out on the extra memory because i was too excited. But my questions is can i upgrade this compactflash with other names, or do i have to stick with sandisk. Also, what is this type I they list. Some listings does not show a type for it. Or is all compactflash the same?
posted: Feb. 26, 2002 @ 11:14p
There are (to my knowledge) two types of CompactFlash, type I is the older standard one, while type II means it is compatible with newer formats, like IBM's Microdrive. As far as brands, while Sandisk would prefer you stayed with them, there is no reason why you can't buy other brands. In fact, a lot of them are all made in the same factory and rebranded with stickers.
posted: Feb. 26, 2002 @ 11:36p
Thanks for the info. Would you know if hp 315 is compatible with type II ? I'm assuming if it isn't listed as type I and looks like the one i have then it must be type I. I hope that is correct.
posted: Feb. 27, 2002 @ 4:51p
HP315 will accept any type 1 CF, doesn't have to be specific brand. However, you can't transfer the pictures to your comp from your camera if the CF more than 32MB. You have to use a card reader. Even the Tech Support at HP admit it and dunno what's the problem.
I used to have one and I gave it to my sister. It's very nice one.
BTW, thanks for the CF deal. Gon'na get one.
posted: Feb. 27, 2002 @ 5:52p
Is this brand any good?
posted: Feb. 27, 2002 @ 7:09p
Well, that bites, my first camera and it won't xfer more than 32 mb.. geez. now i need to look for a deal for a card reader.
posted: Mar. 5, 2002 @ 5:25p
wow! bump for an awesome deal!
Thank you raj! This will go perfect with my Canon S110.
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posted: Mar. 6, 2002 @ 12:46a
not to crap because this is an excellent price for the quantity of mb's.
It's a CF review tested on a Nikon 995 sorted by JPEG performance. Look what brand ends up last... Granted it is the 512 instead of the 256 but in my own personal tests Simpletech has been slow as hell.
I just got a new nikon 995 and my lexar 8x card writes a fine image in 2 seconds. My lexar 4x card does the same. Then I tried out my 128mb Mr. Flash Card (super-generic I expected to be slow) and it wrote the same fine image in about 5 seconds. Then I popped in one of my 32mb Simpletech cards and it wrote it in a whopping 5.5 seconds! I was blown away to say the least.
I'd go with Viking (good prices @ Amazon), or lexar (4x, 8x, 12x, or 16x).
Just my 3 cents.
posted: Mar. 6, 2002 @ 12:49a
the last guy got a point there.... check dpreview ... i think i've mentioned this in another tread too... stay away... you could get a sandisk 128 for $89 shipped at amazon...
posted: Mar. 6, 2002 @ 11:40a
Note that in this particular test the Lexar 16x is slower than their 12x. I believe it is heavily dependent on the device you test on as well. I just recently bought a Viking brand 256M based on dpreview, but haven't noticed much improvement over my Sandisk 128M, which is a slow brand according to dpreview.
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posted: Mar. 6, 2002 @ 12:42p
glee719 is right -- the speed is highly dependant on the device being used. Earlier in the same review, the SimpleTech was the second fastest (beat most others by a wide margin) on a Canon EOS-D30
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