SanDisk 256MB Secure Digital Card - Security Camera User Rating
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Description:The SD Card is a highly secure stamp-sized flash memory card. Jointly developed by Matsushita Electronic (best known for its Panasonic brand name products), SanDisk and Toshiba, the SD Card weighs approximately two grams. The SD Card can be.Reviewed by: vmueller from NH on Nov 9, 2003

Experience: 2 Months

Strengths: none

Weaknesses: as previous reviewers mentioned. This product doesn't work - it looses data

Summary: I bought this SD card for my digital camera. First it worked fine. But when I got to about 200 pics the card stopped working. I formatted the card, but the same thing just happend again. I lost many great pictures thanks to this card. Don't buy!!
I hope to get replacement from SanDisk and will also perchase from another manufacturer. I'll let you know...

Reviewed by: pkasparek from CA on Feb 18, 2004

Experience: 14 Days

Strengths: Will replace the product

Weaknesses: The card corrupts files

Summary: This card would not work from the moment I bought it. I am using it in a Treo 600 for mp3 files and other files to view. It would not let me load files and use them on the Treo without them being corrupted and then crashing the Treo. Do they have problems with the 256MB quality, does anyone know if they will fix the quality issues?

Reviewed by: oldmanriver1942 from CA on Dec 26, 2003

Experience: 3 Months

Strengths: real cheap in price

Weaknesses: non yet

Summary: I use this card in my f300 digital camera. I get good memory results, I have not lost any data using this card and i am able to take movie as well as still on the same card without loss. I have lost data using movie and still on the 128. I am going to Hawaii in Feb so will put this card to good use and to the max..I will write a review on the performance when i return

Reviewed by: stewartgrafx from WI on Aug 26, 2003

Experience: 1 Days

Strengths: Small compact storage for mult-uses

Weaknesses: none

Summary: I have a HP-C30 1 meg. D-Camera, I can fit 588 pics in the Fine mode, over 1000 in the other modes.
I have two other "Sandisk" tm cards a 8 meg and a 48 meg. for allmost four years and not one problem.


Reviewed by: chrispae from CA on Jun 14, 2004

Experience: 7 Days

Strengths: cheap, reliable

Weaknesses: none

Summary: I've read the comments from previous owners and I have had no problems with this card. I use it with a digital camera and it works perfectly... pics, movies... time will tell if this product keeps up with the performance.

Reviewed by: krazyski from PA on Feb 29, 2004

Experience: 2 Weeks

Strengths: cheap..and well know..not sure about tech support yet

Weaknesses: too delicate...goes bad after short duration of ownership...

Summary: i had a hp 733 camera and a lexar usb trio and used this less than 2 weeks and it wont even read it now...not sure what san disk will do due to no receipt...sent out with rebate from staples...i know for next time to buy quality stuff..stay away!

Reviewed by: blautens from FL on Sep 4, 2003

Experience: 14 Days

Strengths: Price? Someone at Sandisk Tech Support will answer the phone.

Weaknesses: Won't work for very long. Lose data. Frustrate you. All the things you DON'T want your memory card to do.

Summary: Go to Google and search on "Sandisk SD 256 problems". You'll find a website devoted to all the grief this card causes. And I thought buying Sandisk was a safe choice. Completely useless - it'll corrupt your data in short order. I used it in a Cruzer 1.1 drive and in my iPAQ 1910 - a really bad combination. Don't buy these cards. I'm not saying all Sandisk products are bad - they aren't. But this one clearly is flawed.

Reviewed by: dyctony from CA on Aug 28, 2003

Experience: 6 Months

Strengths: none

Weaknesses: The disk is very easily corrupted. Not a stable card

Summary: This 256MB SD card is such a bad product. The card will become corrupted when you copy your mp3 files(or large chunk of files) from a reader/writer to the disk. I am getting my 2nd card replaced. So much for the name SanDisk, however, they do replace your card.

Reviewed by: pearl298 from AZ on Jul 17, 2003

Experience: 5 Days

Strengths: NA

Weaknesses: "security feature" provides someone ELSE security not you! "Secure" files are simply unreadable.

Summary: "Security" feature provides no security for the user only for the manufacturer or who knows who.

Fortunately the older MMC (multimedia) cards are compatible with the devices so that is what I will be using.

Reviewed by: whaleybs from KS on May 29, 2003

Experience: 2 Days

Strengths: This will store a TON of pics....I have a Hewlett Packard Photosmart 620 which has 3 picture quality settings (good, better, and best). On the lowest setting it will store 2800+ pics...

Weaknesses: NONE

Summary: This was the LOWEST price I found anywhere for this much memory. They shipped the same day that I ordered the merchandise and I had it the next day at my request. ( I could afford the overnite shipping at this price!!!!)

Reviewed by: thesilverring from WA on May 7, 2003

Experience: 30 Weeks

Strengths: Best flash media manufacturers in the business

Weaknesses: Not the cheapest though

Summary: I've worked developing drivers for this media type and SanDisk (and Simple) were the standard we worked against due to their rigourous adherance to standards. Buy with confidence.

I think the report above about losing data is due to pilot error on the part of the user (RTFM dude), data integrity on these devices is good - we have cycled then 1000s of times without problem - ever.

I have had the same top notch performance from Simple cards too.

Avoid Panasonic, on a price basis - they are overpriced and are EXACTLY the same thing.

I use these in my MP3 player, camera and to pick stubborn stains from under my fingernails.


Reviewed by: awraynor from NC on Mar 30, 2003

Experience: 3 Days

Strengths: None

Weaknesses: Would lose all installed data within 30 minutes, eventually becoming unreadable.

Summary: The card would lose all data after installing a few items. It would require reformatting consistently and eventually would not function at all. The empty card would show 0/256MB free. There are many Dell AXIM users with similar problems as shows on the Dell Handheld forums. I will be returning it immediately. I own a SanDisk CF card without problems, but the SD is useless.

Reviewed by: JeffB from IL on Jan 31, 2003

Experience: 30 Days

Strengths: High storage capacity -- just about anything will fit on it. Put it into a CRUZER or other reader and it beats CD/RW, Zip, etc. hands down.

Weaknesses: Speed -- as the memory size increases, the speed to format, check, and read/write tends to increase as well.

Summary: This is absolutely the best way for me to take materials from work to home or to other remote sites. Even when travelling with a laptop, having your presentation backed up on one of these cards provides real piece of mind. I use the SD card in my camera as well as for a portable disk. I have not used the security feature, so I cannot comment on that aspect right now. Given that I transport sensitive information, it's a feature that I will get to know. I am writing this after purchasing the 256MB card, but I also own some other sizes as well, and the same set of comments would apply to all of them. In my experience of transporting this chip in my pocket, in a briefcase, leaving it in my car trunk (below freezing temperatures), has never resulted in a single error. SanDisk claims to be one of the partners in developing this product. Much of the impetus came from a need for SECURE distribution of digital content. As a result I expect to see it be a popular media for not only cameras, but music, PDA's, and other devices. I didn't want to invest in too many formats or form factors, so the SD card is my choice.

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