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WARNING - Do not buy! Mine failed within one week & lost important data.
on November 4, 2011
WARNING - Do not buy this item and save yourself the heartache.
I purchased this card for use in my Samsung Camcorder full HD camcorder. I was leaving on a vacation to renew our wedding vows, so I thought this high capacity card would make sure we didn't run out of space. I was a bit leery of using a no name brand, so I tested it out first. Initially, it gave me a NOT FORMATTED ERROR. This was odd since I never had this problem before with other cards. But I didn't think much of it, and dutifully formatted it, and it seemed to take pictures and video fine. So I replaced my SanDisk 16GB card with this card and took our ceremony video with this card. Big Mistake!
Long story short, the card worked fine for a few days since I reviewed the videos on the plane ride back from the vacation. But when I got home to download videos into my home computers, the card gave me a YOU MUST FORMAT THE DISK BEFORE YOU CAN USE IT Error again. Obviously, I tried reading the card on about a dozen different readers and computers, all to no avail. Obviously, PQI doesn't help when I ask for help. They say send defective Card back, but they can do nothing about the data. Now I'm staring a $500 data recovery job in the face.
So here's some advice, don't buy this poorly made card. PQI must have horrible quality control because they shipped a defective SDHC card that was DOA. I guess I should have known better than to entrust my precious memories on a no-name brand with not helpful customer support.