Solution for expensive mem cards...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    What's with the prices of memory cards these days? Companies like Sandisk
    overprice their cards to extremely high, because of the high demand. Memory
    of other devices, like PC's or MP3 players are very low, so we're getting
    the short end of the stick.
    Being on location, you can't have too much memory cards with you. You never
    know how many shots you will make.
    I found a solution for these scam artists: a wonderful little thing called:
    Mediadisk from Memup. It has a card reader, USB connection, HD of 160 to 750
    GB (I got 500), several video connections and coaxial and optical sound.
    I copied a life DVD of the Bee Gees with DTS sound to test and it was
    fantastic! Movies, music and pictures: everything on TV.

    The input power is 12 volt DC, so you can use a cigarette lighter plug to
    use it in the car. After you fill a card, start the disk, wait for the AV
    LED and stick the card in the box. Wait for the LED's again, press OTB (One
    Touch Backup), wait for the LED's and then press OK.
    Now wait or continue shooting. The reader is not fast: a 4 GB card can take
    half an hour, but you can leave it on it's own.

    Maybe if we all buy stuff like this, we can bring these money sucking
    companies to their knees and see prices going down.

    BTW: you can also opt for an imagetank that might be faster, but you
    wouldn't have all the fun you'd have with this box. They come in a variety
    of names and brands. Just make sure they use 12 volt DC and look for the +
    and - signs.
     
    Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008
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  2. WHat type of memory are you referring to CF/SD?
    SD I can by 4Gb for £20 8Gb for £40 - Sandisk SDHC
    Sandisk Extreme III 4gb costs £32
    Compact Flash is about on a par
    I don't find this overpriced or extremely high. WHere's the scam?
    Prices are coming down all the time. perhaps locally for you price may
    be an issue, but I don't see it like that in the UK.
    BTW I've got my 60gb Creative Labs Zen Vision:M for backing up my pics
    to. 5v and can also be charged from the cig lighter.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Jan 9, 2008
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  3. Sosumi

    Mark B. Guest

    Prices are dropping all the time, don't know what you're going on about.
     
    Mark B., Jan 9, 2008
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  4. Sosumi

    Tony Polson Guest


    Sosumi talks complete nonsense on a wide range of subjects.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Jan 9, 2008
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  5. It's the "I know better than you" attitude which makes me laugh.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Jan 9, 2008
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  6. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    Do they have oxygen on your planet?
    Or do you think $180.- is a normal price for 8GB, while a 2 GB MP3 player
    costs less than $10.-?
    I got 500 GB for half that price.
     
    Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008
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  7. Sosumi

    Pete D Guest

    Totally different sort of memory dude.
     
    Pete D, Jan 9, 2008
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  8. Sosumi

    Baabin Guest

    8GB SDHC card was recently purchased for $69 after shipping... I think you
    had better find O2 as you are definitely Oxygen Starved... A 16GB SDHC Card
    is exhorbant at over $320 but that too will drop I imagine.



    Do they have oxygen on your planet?
    Or do you think $180.- is a normal price for 8GB, while a 2 GB MP3 player
    costs less than $10.-?
    I got 500 GB for half that price.
     
    Baabin, Jan 9, 2008
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  9. Sosumi

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    You need to check your pricing. Here's a high quality CF card, 8G, for much
    less than $180:

    http://www.adorama.com/IDSCF8GE3.html

    And don't compare MP3 players with CF cards. Apples and oranges.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Jan 9, 2008
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  10. Sosumi

    Ron Hunter Guest

    What world are you living in? 2GB cards here run under $20 USD.
    Yes, that is more expensive than HD storage, but still vastly cheaper
    than only a few years ago.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 9, 2008
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  11. "Buy cheap memory cards"

    My work here is done.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Jan 9, 2008
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  12. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    That's a cheap older model.
    Get it straight. Here's one 8 GB for $270.- !!!
    http://www.adorama.com/HNRCF8GB.html
    WOW: it has a "whopping" speed of 42 MB/sec.
    Any cheap hd does 50 and my RAID0 does over 100. For a hell of a lot less
    money and 500 GB storage space. Saver too...
    Indeed. The latter has hard- and software build in for the same price...
    But I don't care if you want to use golden CF cards. It's you dinheiro...
     
    Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008
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  13. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    Yes, crappy cards, maybe...
     
    Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008
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  14. Sosumi

    Dave Cohen Guest

    Where do you get a 2 gb mp3 player for $10.
    Dave Cohen
     
    Dave Cohen, Jan 9, 2008
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  15. Sosumi

    ray Guest

    Absolutely!! $15 for a 2gb card is exhorbitant!
     
    ray, Jan 9, 2008
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  16. Sosumi wrote:


    << Snipped bits out >>

    The reader is not fast: a 4 GB card can take
    half an hour, but you can leave it on it's own.

    << Snipped bits out >>

    That kinda eliminates this from serious consideration, now, doesn't it?
     
    John McWilliams, Jan 9, 2008
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  17. Sosumi

    Sosumi Guest

    No. I always have my car close to me ;-)
     
    Sosumi, Jan 9, 2008
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  18. Allodoxaphobia, Jan 9, 2008
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  19. Sosumi

    Pete D Guest

    Thats about the stupidist comarison I have ever heard. Answer is easy just
    magically make your HD really small and put it inside your camera.
     
    Pete D, Jan 9, 2008
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  20. Sosumi

    Pete D Guest

    I see that the 2 Gig USB thumb drives have been advertised for under AUD$30
    though, not bloody bad.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Jan 9, 2008
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