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Maxell8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great value (41)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Reliable (27)
  • Writes/reads fast (27)
  • Large capacity (22)

Cons

  • Small capacity (3)
  • Unreliable performance (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable images/multimedia (19)
  • Storing images/multimedia (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Semi pro (13), Professional (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (52)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great value, but not as fast as claimed

I was unsure about buying a non-brand card, especially because slower versions of the Maxdata cards have gotten poor reviews. I took the chance because the price was too good to be...Read complete review

I was unsure about buying a non-brand card, especially because slower versions of the Maxdata cards have gotten poor reviews. I took the chance because the price was too good to be true.

Windows shows only 7.1 GB of space. These are not 8 GB capacity. I can't find any hidden partitions, so I have to assume it is purposefully manufactured that way and dishonestly marketed.

The card has been reliable so far with no lost or corrupted data on my 7D while shooting stills. I don't shoot video or burst, so I can't say if this card will keep up with the 7D in those modes.

I used Sandra Lite to benchmark the card. It does reach 58 MB/s read speed, but it is more consistently around 45-50 MB/s. It can spike around 23 MB/s write, but doesn't get to the claimed 28 MB/s. Write speed is consistently in the 15-20 MB/s range.

The 400x claim is based on the read speed only. In terms of write speed, this card is comparable to 100x-133x cards from the major manufactures. It's still cheaper than the comparable brand-name 8 GB cards, so the value is still there.

In the end, I'd recommend this card with reservations. Definitely not for pros, but amateurs/enthusiasts like me who shoot only stills will find it adequate.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comes up with Errors

The first time I used this card with my Canon XTi, I got about 90 photos in and it suddenly came up with an error. I had to put the card in a card...Read complete review

The first time I used this card with my Canon XTi, I got about 90 photos in and it suddenly came up with an error. I had to put the card in a card reader and use a photo-recovery program to deep-scan the drive to recover my photos. I then put the card back in the camera and formatted it, hoping this would clear up any issues. Unfortunately, it didn't. It seems I might have gotten a bad one. This makes me not want to risk taking photos on it again, and just cut my losses.

Giving 2 stars instead of 1 because the capacity and speed are both quite good for the price I paid.

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2.0

Comes up with Errors

By JMan

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Errors
  • Unreliable Performance

Best Uses

    Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

    The first time I used this card with my Canon XTi, I got about 90 photos in and it suddenly came up with an error. I had to put the card in a card reader and use a photo-recovery program to deep-scan the drive to recover my photos. I then put the card back in the camera and formatted it, hoping this would clear up any issues. Unfortunately, it didn't. It seems I might have gotten a bad one. This makes me not want to risk taking photos on it again, and just cut my losses.

    Giving 2 stars instead of 1 because the capacity and speed are both quite good for the price I paid.

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

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    5.0

    Works well

    By Stone Cold

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

    The card works welll... the speed is half decent.. I am using it in a laptop running an OS.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Bob

    from Johnston RI

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Storing images/multimedia

      Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

      Just what I wanted .

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

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      4.0

      good fast and reliable

      By nygma

      from framingham, ma

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Writes/reads slow

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia
      • Storing images/multimedia

      Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

      is simple to use and i like the fact that is not tiny so it doesnt get lost in the bag as easy as other memory cards

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

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      5.0

      Back up

      By Jerry

      from MN

      About Me Semi Pro

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Small Capacity

      Best Uses

        Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

        Bought as an extra memory card. Have used it on a few photo shoots and it has performed well. 8GB went further than I thought it was going to.

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

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        5.0

        Good extra cards

        By Izzy

        from Shelbyville, IN

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Value

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

          I picked up 3 of these for my Olympus e-600 so I could have extras. All 3 work just fine. Now I use them instead of my XD card. Very pleased

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

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          5.0

          Easy to use

          By dj2doc

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Storing images/multimedia

            Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

            I am beginning to use my DSLR and this memory card was easy to use and has enough capacity for my casual use.

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

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            4.0

            Great Buy

            By Irv

            from New York City

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Value
            • Large Capacity
            • Writes/Reads fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                I bought this for my canon rebel and love the way it
                Performs.

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

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                5.0

                Flash---Great Product

                By Rdrunr

                from Midwest

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • GREAT pricing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Storing images/multimedia

                  Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                  Cards work great with my camera and give a large capacity for pictures.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Card for the price!

                  By JD Photography

                  from Pine Island, MN

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Storing images/multimedia

                    Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                    Use this for backup card writes fast!

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

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                    4.0

                    Unbeatable value

                    By UK

                    from Madison Hts Michigan

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable images/multimedia

                      Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                      V good price for the speed

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

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                      5.0

                      Fantastic Memory

                      By Brian C

                      from Wayland, MI

                      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 Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                        Is use theese in my Canon 50D's for weddings. I dont have to change cards to do a whole wedding. Just as fast as the more expensive Memory at less than half the price.

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

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                        5.0

                        Works Great!

                        By DJDainTrain

                        from Orlando, FL

                        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 Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                          I ordered two of these after buying a 5D Mark II and then I realized that I needed more memory cards!!! Nobody could beat B&H's price for these 8gb bad-boy compact flash cards, so I bought three more!! Yay!

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

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                          5.0

                          8GB compact flash

                          By JimW

                          from Canton, Ohio

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Storing images/multimedia

                            Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                            I used this immediately out of the package in my Olympus E510 camera with no isssues. I got it at a great price and would highly recommend.

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

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                            5.0

                            fast card for little cost

                            By DeLaVette

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Semi Pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Value
                            • Writes/Reads fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fast Shooting Cameras

                              Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                              I use this card in my 1d mark II, the 400x speed is quite a bit faster than even using an 10 speed xdhc. For the low cost you can keep a few extra cards laying around

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

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                              5.0

                              Great Card, Great Value

                              By Kiqe

                              from Brattleboro, VT

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Portable images/multimedia

                                Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                                As a freelance photographer it is much easier for me to carry smaller capacity cards like this 8GB Maxdata. After hundreds of image captures, I am pleased to say that these cards worked flawlessly. Would definitely recommend them, very fast reading and writing.

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

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                                5.0

                                Awesome Products

                                By JC

                                from Chicago

                                About Me Semi Pro

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Portable images/multimedia
                                  • Storing images/multimedia

                                  Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                                  I use this to store music on an dplug into my car - works great and stores more than enough - would definetley buy this again.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product and unbelievable price

                                  By Chris

                                  from Pullman, WA

                                  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 Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                                    I brough two 8 GB CompactFalsh Memory Card for my new 7d. It was a great product for very reasonable price, and works just as good as the expensive ones. I will highly recommend this product to everyone! Thanks to B&H.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product

                                    By Cbouchez

                                    from Seattle wa

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Storing images/multimedia

                                      Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                                      The item is being use on my digital camera SLR and I need the speed and reliability of a decent cf card. For the price this is a great product. Can't go wrong.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      great!

                                      By sbitzan

                                      from Evansville, MN

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Storing images/multimedia

                                        Comments about Maxell 8GB CompactFlash Memory Card maxdata 400x:

                                        LOVE this card! very fast!

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

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