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SanDisk8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA
 
4.8

(based on 774 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (670)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (97)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (620)
  • Writes/reads fast (592)
  • Easy to use (512)
  • Great value (452)
  • Large capacity (411)

Cons

  • Small capacity (19)
  • Capability issues (9)
  • Writes/reads slow (8)
  • Cost (5)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (424)
  • Storing images/multimedia (263)
  • Photography (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (293), Semi pro (226), Professional (208), Casual user (15), Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (420), Business (316)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (511), Yes (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The 5th 8G card in my memory Arsenal

I shoot Extreme - fast stuff! Surfing mostly, from the beach and in the water. This type of action requires a card that can keep up with the shutter speed of my 7d....Read complete review

I shoot Extreme - fast stuff! Surfing mostly, from the beach and in the water. This type of action requires a card that can keep up with the shutter speed of my 7d. When saving in RAW it can take a little while to catch up with the sequence of image files running through the buffer. When shooting in Jpeg it is not a problem. Lately I have been using the Sandisk 16GB Pro and that solves any issues I might have in RAW and the shutter seems to run a touch faster. The only reason I continue to use the 8GB is if something should ever happen inside the card and I potentially loose twice the imagery I might loose on the 16. Ive been using the 8's for 5 years now and either way I honestly I wouldn't bother buying anything other than a Sandisk slower than 60MBs per second. These cards Rock my sandy socks!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Freezes and looses photos

I got this with the accesory kit and I thought something was wrong with my new camera. The card was causing the camera to freeze and loose the pictures I had taken immediatly before...Read complete review

I got this with the accesory kit and I thought something was wrong with my new camera. The card was causing the camera to freeze and loose the pictures I had taken immediatly before freezing. I would have to take the battery out to turn it off. I read online that I am not the only one that had this problem, other people said that it was this exact same card that ave them issues.

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5.0

Good Quality

By Raymond

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Value
  • Large Capacity
  • Reliable Performance
  • Writes/Reads fast

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

      We use these cards on a daily basis. We photograph thousands of elementary and High school aged kids.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great cards

      By Shawn

      from St. George, Utah

      About Me Semi Pro

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

          Never had a problem with Sandisk

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Reliable and Efficient

          By ptom

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Value
          • Reliable Performance
          • Writes/Reads fast

          Cons

          • Small Capacity

          Best Uses

          • Reliable photography
          • Storing images/multimedia

          Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

          I've seen lesser memory cards go bad before, and take a lot of people's cherished content with them. Doing pro or even semi-pro photo work, you can't afford to have that happen.

          This card trades off between reasonable capacity, write performance (heavy burst usage especially), and cost in a great sweet spot. They're affordable enough to pick up more of them as jobs warrant, reliable enough to be used for long-term storage or frequently re-used as working cards. I also use them for personal photos.

          I will not *need* to buy more of these, because the ones I've already purchased are serving me well - but I *will* buy more of them for exactly the same reason.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          1.0

          received defective

          By angie

          from midwest

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

          i generally love sandisk for my cf cards. This one however was defective and would not read or format to my cameras. B&H has the best customer service and issued me a refund and promptly sent me the return label and packing list. I love the service i get from B&H!

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          5.0

          Lots faster!

          By sweetwaterphoto

          from Togo, MN

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Value
          • Reliable Performance
          • Writes/Reads fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Shots
            • Not Too Many Eggs In One

            Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

            Considering we use older Nikon Digital cameras and we always have used SanDisk cards in those cameras, the upgrade was really needed. The cards that I pulled out had rewrite speeds of 15mb/s, replaced with 60mb/s! I don't do a lot of spraying and praying, but I really can now if I want to!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400

            By Jim

            from Goldsboro, North Carolina

            About Me Semi Pro

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Value
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance
            • Writes/Reads fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable images/multimedia
              • Storing images/multimedia

              Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

              As always no issues with ScanDisk, Reliable as always I would not buy anything else.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent

              By Albert

              from San Diego

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                  I prefer the SanDisk brands of cards.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  SanDisk keeps getting better...

                  By Blad Guy

                  from San Rafael CA

                  About Me Semi Pro

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Large Capacity
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Writes/Reads fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable images/multimedia

                    Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                    Spare ammo for my DSLR Canon 5D

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great card!

                    By TheCarFilmer

                    from Alameda, CA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Large Capacity
                    • Writes/Reads fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                        Works great on my 20D! Very fast card, glad i purchased it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        perfect

                        By Shlomo

                        from Austin TX

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Value
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Writes/Reads fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable images/multimedia

                          Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                          I have used Sandisk memory cards since 2004. They have always worked flawlessly, whether compact flash or SD. I stick with "extreme" class for cards that i use over and over again. For storage, or one time use, "Ultra" class is best value. On the Nikon D800, the 8g card holds about 240 large/fine Jpegs or 100 raw (multiply that amount by 2.2 if shooting in Dx mode). The card is fast. I shoot at any pace i want, single or full auto. The write speed keeps up to an extent that i don't even think about it. I do very little video, but the few times i have, there have been no issues at full 1080p. This card is my constant workhorse, always in my camera. I download images, erase, then use again.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          perfect for my needs

                          By hiTydes

                          from Cherryfield, ME

                          About Me Semi Pro

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Value
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Writes/Reads fast

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable images/multimedia

                            Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                            needed card with small capacity …I prefer for these for short outings…I have several others never any issues!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            SanDisk Compact Flash Review

                            By Rae

                            from Menifee,CA

                            About Me Semi Pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Value
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                I really love these compact flash cards. I'm a wedding photographer and use these all the time. I've never had one go bad on me yet.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By bob

                                from canada

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                Works like it should.

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                                5.0

                                Good Card, Great Price

                                By Thirty Three Photography

                                from Hampton Roads, VA

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Value
                                • Large Capacity
                                • Reliable Performance
                                • Writes/Reads fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable images/multimedia
                                  • Storing images/multimedia

                                  Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                  As a professional photographer I use these cards all the time. I have never had an issue with a SanDisk card. I had an accident once where my DSLR ended up at the bottom of a saltwater marina. It took almost an hour to retrieve the camera from the bottom. The camera was rendered useless but when I got home the images were still on the card and none of the files were corrupted.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Fast and Reliable

                                  By Deney

                                  from Manhattan Beach, CA

                                  About Me Semi Pro

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Value
                                  • Reliable Performance
                                  • Writes/Reads fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                      Fast card from a reliable brand.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      awesome

                                      By e jones

                                      from ringwood, ok

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Reliable Performance
                                      • Writes/Reads fast

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                          Got this for my old Rebel XT. Works great, fast & if it's like other SanDisk reliable!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Great card

                                          By sooki

                                          from san gabriel, ca

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                                I like the size and think it's perfect for my use. I dont like too much memory cause then it's too much for me to go through when i am reviewing photos. Good quality and have never had a problem with this brand.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Reliable card

                                                By traveler

                                                from Van Nuys, CA

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Great Value
                                                • Large Capacity
                                                • Reliable Performance
                                                • Writes/Reads fast

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Portable images/multimedia
                                                  • Storing images/multimedia

                                                  Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                                  Have used SanDisk cards for years. I have never had a failure, but be sure to download Rescue Pro just in case. The 8GB is a good all around size. If you are going to shoot video purchase a 32 GB card. This card has a good transfer speed. I would not hesitate to recommend this card.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  A good buy

                                                  By Paul

                                                  from Flossmoor, IL

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Reliable Performance

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                                      San Disk cards are the best buy

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                                      • No

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                                                      5.0

                                                      SanDisk

                                                      By Cat

                                                      from California

                                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about SanDisk 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA:

                                                            Reliable product.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Personal
                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

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