2GB Ultra II CompactFlash Card - Security Camera User Rating
Manufacturer: Sandisk
Model: SDCFH2048901
Average User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 19

Reviewed by: larrykh from AZ on Oct 1, 2004

Experience: 9 Days

Strengths: Extremely fast, Great capacity, Lifetime warranty

Weaknesses: None that I have found, so far.

Summary: I have had very good experiences with SanDisk CompactFlash memory cards in a number of different digital cameras -- including a Nikon Coolpix 990, Canon EOS D60, and now a Canon EOS 20D. I have had a need for increasingly larger and faster memory flash cards. This 2GB Ultra II CompactFlash card is the best so far. It's extremely fast and has a great capacity (i.e., 530 Large JPEG images for my new Canon EOS 20D). The lifetime warranty was a considerable factor in my decision to buy a relatively expensive memory card.

Reviewed by: quanzi from NJ on Sep 28, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Quick and cheap!

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: This is a very fast card. I have had SanDisk CF cards in the past and they have always been reliable. I have no reason to believe this one would be any different. I believe that SanDisk really offers the best Size/Speed/Price combination when it comes to CF memory.

Reviewed by: mjdouma from TX on Oct 7, 2004

Experience: 4 Days

Strengths: Fast, large capacity, lifetime warrantee, low cost.

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: In my digital camera, the card can store a 5MB file in less than a second. This lets me use exposure bracketing with RAW files, without having to wait forever for the pictures to be stored. I also use it with a USB 2.0 Flash Card reader, so I can access it like a disk drive. It is currently the lowest cost per GB, compared to 1GB and 4GB cards.

Reviewed by: luminosity from CA on Dec 10, 2004

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: Fast read/write speeds. Very reliable. 2000G's shock protection.

Weaknesses: Haven't found one yet!

Summary: This is an excellent 2gb compact flash card! It reads and writes very fast and it is nice to know that it has such a strong shock protection. I highly recomend this product, as the high storage capacity and reliability are worth the price! It wasn't that expensice, either!

Reviewed by: aquafina on Oct 10, 2004

Experience: 14 Days

Strengths: Highly recomended -works well

Weaknesses: None

Summary: Been using this Compact flash in my Canon S1 IS for 2 weeks now and it is flawless. It is fast enough for highest res video mode. No problems. Price varies greatly each day - keep watching

Reviewed by: pete_hopkinson from KS on Feb 10, 2005


Strengths: Lifetime warranty. Fast read/write speed. Storage Capacity

Weaknesses: None so far

Summary: No complaints with this one; I use it in my Canon S500 camera, and the battery runs out way before the card capacity!!

Lifetime warranty and sandisk quality; you can't go wrong :)

Reviewed by: RichFisher on Jul 1, 2004

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: Very fast and the extra storage (versus 1 GB) cards is very nice.

Weaknesses: Perhaps not as rugged as the extremes -- this could be an issue for cold weather photography. I will not be able to test this until next winter.

Summary: (Edited July 06th by RichFisher) This is a great CF card. However there are a few limitations. First, Sandisk Ultras (and Extremes) are not as fast as their SD cousins. And secondly the Ultras are not as rugged as their Extreme brothers.

However both line, for everyday shooting the 2GB is an excellent card. The larger size requires card fewer cards to carry around and less time wasted changing cards.

Shop carefully -- prices do vary by 25% or more.

Reviewed by: tomdance from WA on Aug 14, 2004

Experience: 12 Days

Strengths: Lifetime warrantee from SanDisk if you register within 30 days of purchase; big 2-Gogabyte capacity; fast 60x speed seems to read into my computer faster than my 40x Lexar 1Gb card while costing less.

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: 2 Gigabytes is a great size offering the lowest price per gigabyte for a premium card, plus gives extra room for when I shoot dozens of extra images then delete/edit in the camera each evening on a multi-week photoshoot.

Reviewed by: djny1979 from FL on Dec 5, 2004

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: High speed & life time warranty

Weaknesses: NONE

Summary: I use this card with Canon Digital Rebel. The reasons I choose this card because of the high speed & life time warranty. You spend a little more, but I'm sure you will be statisfied with it. I shoot pics in RAW mode, but this card makes me like taking small JPG. Reading is also fast too.

Remark for Canon users, Lexar also have the high speed cards, but it doesn't support Canon. So Sandisk is the only answer for you.

Reviewed by: CamFan4u from NJ on Nov 2, 2004

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: Very fast, so much storage space, Lifetime Warranty.

Weaknesses: cost

Summary: I think this card is great. I won't need to get any more cards as 2gb is sufficient. This card seems pretty fast too and the lifetime warranty can't be beat.

I just wish it was less costly (paid 190 with shipping).

Reviewed by: patiwacko from CA on Oct 15, 2004

Experience: 1 Weeks

Strengths: blazing fast! large 2 GB capacity, price

Weaknesses: none.

Summary: With the drop in memory prices...this 2 GB was actually more cost efficient than the 1 GB version! I bought this for $176, whereas the 1 GB was $90. Yes, very surprising.

So the choice was obvious...more memory, less CF card swaps, and less chance to lose the card. And did I mention this card is blazing fast??? The hype is true...this card will help to clear your buffer quickly.

This CF worked seamlessly with my Canon 10d right out of the box.

Reviewed by: carolynbL from TX on Jul 23, 2004


Strengths: 2GB size, write speed, trusted name brand

Weaknesses: Over priced for what it does

Summary: I have both lexar and sandisk CF cards and am happy with the performance of both.
The sandisk performs extremely well in my Nikon D70. I am not happy about the pricing of these CF cards. I know the technology is complicated and takes money to develop. But I still feel this card should not cost almost $400.00.

Reviewed by: jayneg from NY on Dec 2, 2004

Experience: 20 Days

Strengths: It looks better than standard CF cards

Weaknesses: None detected

Summary: I cannot tell the difference in time between shots on my digital camera, nor the download transmission speed via 6in1 card reader when compared to a standard CF card. This is advertised as faster than a standard CF card, but I don't see it. To be fair, I didn't time it with a watch, but I thought the difference would have been striking...

Reviewed by: derrickyoshi from TX on Jan 23, 2005


Strengths: Awesome!

Weaknesses: none

Summary: This is a really great card. It helps my pocket pc and digital camera run so darn fast. Recommend to anyone looking for speed. Just don't buy the normal cards, buy the ultra!

Reviewed by: jzchen from CA on Mar 11, 2005

Experience: 15 Days

Strengths: Ultra fast in taking pictures. Ultra fast when downloading to the computer.

Weaknesses: None.

Summary: Can't imagine anyone needing the Extreme version of this card! It has a lifetime warranty, which the little booklet that comes with it says you should register on-line within 30 days, but when you go to the actual registration page it has a disclaimer at the bottom saying that even if you don't register it doesn't limit your warranty rights. Hence, I don't doubt as to this card's reliability in the future!

Reviewed by: mrscourts from MA on Mar 10, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: unbelievable capacity and highest quality of color and detail

Weaknesses: none

Summary: (Edited March 14th by mrscourts) As the unofficial team photographer for the numerous sports teams my five active children belong to, this compact flash card allows me to snap continuously with a seemingly endless and high quality capacity. I highly recommend!

Reviewed by: Bklyn TX from TX on Jan 19, 2005

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: Very fast high capacity storage.

Weaknesses: High price per MB compared to other types of CF cards of the same capacity

Summary: I have been using Sandisk storage products for some time and have always been more than satisfied with the performance. I have used lower capacity cards in my Nikon Coolpix 990, and am now using this card in my Nikon D70 with equally satisfactory results.

Reviewed by: kleine18 from PA on Jan 9, 2005

Experience: 1 Months

Strengths: Fast and Durable

Weaknesses: None

Summary: I have owned several different brands of CF cards, of all different speeds. This is bar far the fastest card i own. The onl faster card is the Extreme III by sandisk, but its priced to high.

Reviewed by: stargazer423 from OH on Feb 4, 2005

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: really fast. very reliable.

Weaknesses: none.

Summary: I have used Sandisk products for many years. They have been very reliable. This product is very much faster than the regular card, especially when taking sports mode pictures.

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