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Jason Dunn
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:00 am    Post subject: 4 GB SD Card for $165.99? Sounds too Good to be True... Reply with quote

http://www.surpluscomputers.com/sto...l&item=CPM10325

We were alerted today to a great deal on a 4GB Secure Digital Card, going for a mere $165.99 USD. That's a great deal! The problem though is that the card only has a 90-day warranty on it. In a world where companies such as Kingston offer lifetime warranties, a 90-day warranty on a Flash memory card screams "Low-end Flash parts prone to failure" to me.



The closest comparison I could find in the Thoughts Media Pricegrabber Store was a Transcend 4GB card for $210. I was tempted to get one of these, but that 90 day warranty is scaring me off, as is the fact that I've never heard of that brand name before. Anyone feeling brave? Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't touch it. I've had enough SanDisc failures and they are well known!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry Raia wrote:
I wouldn't touch it. I've had enough SanDisc failures and they are well known!


Is this card made by SanDisk????
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No AData makes these. AData is evil - their cards corrupt right about the 91st day!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbranscum wrote:
Jerry Raia wrote:
I wouldn't touch it. I've had enough SanDisc failures and they are well known!


Is this card made by SanDisk????


Sorry if I gave that impression. I was just pointing out that if a well known brand can be horrendous a lesser known one with virtually NO guarantee could be worse.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are getting me worried!

I bought a 2Gig AData for my ETEN M600 about 3 months ago. No problems so far, but now I'm thinking I better start backing it up just in case.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it was carved on a stone tablet I'd back it up! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Available from NewEgg.com Reply with quote

newegg.com is showing this same card available for $166.81. And their page says it has a lifetime manufacturer's warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820211319
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Available from NewEgg.com Reply with quote

w4rmk wrote:
newegg.com is showing this same card available for $166.81. And their page says it has a lifetime manufacturer's warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820211319


For $0.82 more, that sounds like a better deal to me. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:56 am    Post subject: Lifetime Warranty Reply with quote

It says Lifetime Warranty on the box. I might get this....
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