Geez…is Transcend preparing to come out with a revamped line of memory cards? Because this has every earmark of a steal and there’s usually a reason for that sort of thing.
It’s prolly not because this version is crap and they need to eliminate all of their inventory before they issue the ‘sorry for selling really crappy memory cards; the new ones are better’ press release. One of these 8 gig cards has been inside my Nikon D80 for several months now and I’ve had no problems with it whatsoever.
I’ve just ordered two more…which means that just going with the SDHD cards, I have 28 gigs of storage (8+8+8+4). That’s a neat shift; I used to keep a 2 gig card in my wallet or my gunbelt, so that whenever I “ran out” of storage I could tap into an emergency reserve. Even when I got the 8 gig card, I’d often bring a notebook with me on short trips just so I’d be able to dump my photos, erase the card, and start anew the next day.
Now, I can just fill up card after card. And I don’t need to shuttle my one “big” card between the SLR and the video camera.
More searching revealed this card from a different source. Same manufacturer, also a Class 6 card (meaning: “really very wicked fast”), but a 4 gig capacity for a smidge less-per-gigabyte than the other one.
But the 4 gig has one practical advantage over the other one: you’re coming home with all of your photo and video content stored in convenient, DVD-R-sized chunks. I’m trying to get myself into the habit of burning my daily shots to disc just as a matter of course and if I knew that I didn’t have to portion my content out, it’d make things much easier…hell, I could easily Automate the whole process via the Image Capture app (on mount, import all pictures into Aperture, burn all pictures to disc, then erase and eject).