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Lexar Media 1 GB Compact Flash HSS (40X) CF1GB-40-278

by Lexar
3 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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  • Allows you to capture photos while processing others.
  • Digital Film designed for the Professional Photographer
  • Solid State Design provides the ultimate in reliability
  • Speed Rated product provides faster transfer rates
  • 100% Camera comapatibilty guarantee
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Lexar
  • Model Number: CF1GB-40-278
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 1.0 GB

Product Description

Product Description

Lexar Medias 128MB Compact Flash card provides lots of memory for your special moments. The extra high speed 40X transfer rate insures that you won't miss a shot .

From the Manufacturer

The Digital Film Compliance seal assures you that your Lexar Media digital film is 100% compatible with your CompactFlash digital camera. Lexar Media's Professional Series CompactFlash is designed to speed up image transfer times by taking advantage of a Digital SLR camera's high-speed processor. Capable of sustained write speeds of 6mb per second, making our CompactFlash cards ideal for any photograher who demands optimal performance from the card and camera they use.

Digital cameras and media designed for speed

Write Acceleration Technology (WA) allows digital cameras and CompactFlash cards to work together perfectly to pass and store images more quickly and achieve image-write speeds never before possible.

Speed rated at 40x (6 Mbps)

Improved write performance in WA enabled cameras. Combination of camera and card firmware that reduces read/write protocol overhead for faster image storage.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 4 x 1.2 inches ; 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002ICEF4
  • Item model number: CF1GB-40-278
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 23, 2004

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Before you purchase this card, make sure that your camera supports the Write Acceleration Technology. I purchased Lexar's 40x 256MB card (with Write Acceleration) about a year ago for my Minolta DiMage 7Hi camera, and realized my camera did not support the new technology. The CF card still worked, but there was no increase in speed over other cards.

I checked Lexar's website, and it said that my camera does not support the Write Acceleration technology. The link is here: [...]

Current (as of this review) cameras supporting WA technology:
- All Kodak Professional cameras and pro camera backs, such as the DCS Pro Back 645, DCS Pro Back Plus, DCS 720x, DCS 760, DCS 760m and DCS 14n
- Nikon D1x, D1h, D-100 (Requires camera firmware upgrade by Nikon. See Nikon's web page for more details) and D2h
- Sanyo DSC-MZ3
- Sigma SD-9
- Sigma SD10
- Pentax *ist D
- Olympus E1

Lexar USB Card Reader (included):
- Works only with Lexar CF Cards. Attempted to use with SanDisk and Kingston CF Cards but did not work. Should not be a problem if you only use Lexar products. However, if you do, consider buying a separate card reader.

For a full breakdown of how many pictures you can take with different card capacities, go to [...]
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I bought the Lexar 1GB 40x CF card to use in my Nikon D70 digital SLR camera. Originally I had a 256MB CF card but that one would not support high-speed write so I couldn't take full advantage of Nikon's 3fps continuous mode. The Lexar 40x CF card simply works, and now I can shoot burst pics at the D70's 3fps speed without any problems.

I have always liked Lexar's flash memory products, as I've never had a single problem with the dozen of them I've owned (CF, SD, MS). Lexar's cards are also compatible with a wider range of products than Sandisk or Viking. The only other flash brand I totally trust is Panasonic, but they only make SD these days.

If you have a digital SLR the 40x speed should be enough. I don't know of any current d-SLR that really takes advantage of anything higher than 6mbps.
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I had read somewhere that the Lexar Media Compact Flash HSS was optimized for the Canon S50. I have noticed that it saves files much faster to my S50 than my other brand name CF card. I have had a couple of instances of "unknown files" being saved to the card, but I'm not sure if that's a problem with the camera or the card and in any case I haven't lost any photographs.

I also use an 'el-cheapo' card reader to unload images into Photoshop Elements and it works great with the Lexar card.
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This card failed and needed to be returned to Lexar. It's been there two weeks already; online support suggest it should arrive this week. There's no good reason it should take longer than a day to test the card and send a new one. (Not to mention I'm out the cost of sending it their via Fedex).

This is the only memory card device I've ever known that's failed. That include my own collection of devices (over a dozen), and probably hundreds of other cards owned by friends and relatives.

I bought Lexar because it was a premium brand with a good reputation. In my opinion, at least, that reputation is not deserved.

UPDATED:
I finally received the replacement card, only to find it was defective as well! So much for QA at Lexar.

After complaining loudly to technical support, things improved somewhat. They took back the card (again), but this time at their expense (they provided a Fedex acct number) and shipped a replacement card overnight. I'm still not thrilled, but if you complain enough, you'll get reasonable service.

Still 1 star, still not a great card, but at least their service department deserves recognition for trying.
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