While CF cards are very reliable they can still fail.
The problem is that because they are very reliable we don't expect them to fail.
When they do it can be a major problem.
I have had two cards fail. Only two in quite a long time and I was lucky that it was not at a critical momentl
I also only use the best Sandisk and the waterproof, shockproof, and magnet proof
Samsung SD cards.
Anyway here are a few cases of CF card failure:
->> Had my first failed Compact Flash Card today. Shot some photos outdoors, looked through them on the camera during the shoot and when I got home to download them the message "This Card is Not Formatted, It is not readable on your computer" came up. No Photos.
Used RescuePro from Sandisk and it could not find any photos. I am bummed, it was a good photo shoot. Any idea's?
Nikon D3 with a SanDisk Extreme III 8G card
I'm furious because I've lost 3 cards so far. They are all Sandisk 32 Gig cards. I shot with one and the same day my computer won't recognize the card. Then I put it in my camera and it says that I need to format the card. So I can't get video clips off the card now. I was working for a client so this is not cool. I was told not to fill up the card by a guy working at Calumet in Boston. Don't you allthink that Sandisk should be responsible for getting our data back? Any tips on making sure cards don't fail would be much appreciated.
3 X 32GB cards have failed on me also.
All 3 are Extreme 60MB/s UDMA are all now Extremely 0MB/s
Good news is, it's "only" $1000 down the toilet.
Same here guys, I'm using Canon 5D mk II, 32GB.
I was looking info on the net when I found this forum, with this problem.... Any one found how to solve this ??
It's quite urgent since I have got a wedding to shoot this weekend.
Even SanDisk cards can fail.