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02-04-2008, 07:34 AM   #1
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Memory card confusion

esterday after having a lively discussion regarding SD memory I decided to do some research. I came to one conclusion is that companies inadvertently confuse customers. A prime example is Sandisk, their Extreme 3 4 gb cards have at least 3 different labels for the exact same spec card. All say Extreme 3 and all are SDHC class 6 but some labels look different. I don't know about you, but this is confusing.




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i've never been confused when pepsi has changed the look of their cans.
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i've never been confused when pepsi has changed the look of their cans.
A big difference as Pepsi is either diet or not etc. Look at the first photo, it doesn't even mention the Class of the card while the other two do. The only way you can find out is check the specs on different web pages. Sandisk's own page only shows the original black version on their page. The white and blue versions aren't even listed.
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i just look at the package while buying so i never buy the wrong class. the rest is inconsequential for me.

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i just look at the package while buying so i never buy the wrong class. the rest is inconsequential for me.
True if you buy in a store, but I buy online! So there is no package to look at.
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2 and 3 look the same to me. Only lighting is different so you can see the holographic effect.
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2 and 3 look the same to me. Only lighting is different so you can see the holographic effect.
Yes possibly, but the red X looks longer on the middle one. Any way after contacting B & H I ordered one with a $30.00 rebate. It says it writes at 20mbs and reads 20mbs. So I felt with a listed price of $49.95-&30.00 rebate a cost of $25.00 with shipping after rebate was a good deal.
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Different only label C6 One has label class 6 another no.
best way subbmit this to Sandisk .Or look company web they have special section "photo image ' own card image

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Different only label C6 One has label class 6 another no.
best way subbmit this to Sandisk .Or look company web they have special section "photo image ' own card image
Since I wasn't sure which was which I ordered from B & H, who I know is good, and they had a $30.00 rebate.
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2 and 3 look the same to me. Only lighting is different so you can see the holographic effect.
Rubbish - one is way bigger than the other!
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Maybe they've upgraded the livery. (products subject to change without notice)
Their current design looks exactly like cards #2 & 3.
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Rubbish - one is way bigger than the other!
That's funny
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Were they purchased at the same place at the same time? You are aware (I hope) there are counterfeit cards floating around?
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Were they purchased at the same place at the same time? You are aware (I hope) there are counterfeit cards floating around?
After going to the official Sandisk site and looked at the photos, I assume the blue one is fake as there is no picture of that one.
SanDisk | Corporate | Media Kit | Retail Product Photos | High Performance Photo & Video | SanDisk Extreme® III SD™ and SDHC™ Cards
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one is made in china for americans

one is made in america for chinese

the last one is made by russians by mistake while trying to create palm sized nukes
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