>I would agree with most of this. However, I'm sitting here >looking at a SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 16GB SD card with a >bent pin on the back which has caused it to go unreliable. >I'm not without care when handling my SD cards and I've read >of others having the same problem with the exposed pins on SD >cards. Because of this, the closed connection and the build of >CF cards seem to be more robust. For me at least, out in the >field that's important. > >I send data to the CF card 1st, followed by the SD card. >I use a SanDisk card reader to transfer impages to my PC.
That is exactly why using a card reader puzzles me. Cable transfer provides much less strain/risk and I have not been able to discern the reason for the use of a card reader in lieu of the method designed and provided by Nikon. I actually back up twice. I use a second CF card in my D3s, copy to the computer and retain the CF card properly marked as secondary storage. CF cards are about as fool proof as one can get until one gets to SSD.