older multi-card reader question
i'm wondering if there are any problems with cf cards old or new being used?- aside from speed-for instance: with my d-80 i got an sdhc card but it wouldn't work on my older card reader. had to get a new one. i've got 2 older cf cards from a canon i gave away. a lexar 512mb & 2gb sandisk - now i just got 4 gb san disk extr.3 cf card. will all these old & new cf cards work on my older multi card reader? or is this a sd issue only? is there anything i should know about the difference between type 1 & 2 cf cards? thanks for any replies, waywest
#1. "RE: older multi-card reader question" | In response to Reply # 0MYSTIFY Registered since 19th Oct 2007Thu 21-Feb-08 07:33 PM | edited Thu 21-Feb-08 07:34 PM by MYSTIFY
As you may already know, the reason why you had the SD problems is because SDHC technology is so new that your old SD card couldn't read it. A lot of older SD card readers aren't capable of reading SDHC format.
My guess is that your CF cards will work with your old card reader, but take that with a grain of salt. Fortunately, my new Transcend 8GB CF for my D300 works with my old card reader (circa 2004). The only way to really know is to try it out.
According to wikipedia, the only difference between CF I and CF II is the thickness of the cards in size: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_Flash
It seems like CF technology is staying the same, hence, there is no CFHC format that would lead to compatibility issue like with SD vs. SDHC capable card readers.
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