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Transcend 16 GB Compact Flash Card 600X TS16GCF600


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16 GB
  • Blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 92 MB/s read and 87 MB/s write
  • Support high-end DSLR
  • Ultra-fast 600X performance with four-channel support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lifetime warranty
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Technical Details

Capacity: 16 GB
  • Brand Name: Transcend
  • Model: TS16GCF600
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 16 GB

Product Details

Capacity: 16 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 1.7 x 0.1 inches ; 0.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002AJMHPA
  • Item model number: TS16GCF600
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 29, 2009

Product Description

Capacity: 16 GB

Dedicated to fulfilling the demanding requirements of performance-conscious photographers, Transcend proudly releases its Extreme Plus 600X CompactFlash—û cards with Turbo MLC technology. These 600X CF cards raise the bar with blazing fast transfer speeds of up to 92 MB/s read and 87 MB/s write, which makes them as ideal choice for professional photographers and enthusiasts who use digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Users are guaranteed to makes consecutive shooting and non-stop video recording and share their digital artwork with the world!

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very fast, and reliable so far!
Michael D. Damian
Using a firewire 800 reader the download speed that this card maintains to my Mac is amazing!
Grant Brummett
I'm a professional wedding and portrait photographer so I'm actively shooting all the time.
JeremyDwayne

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Chris Ace on July 26, 2010
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I've had my fair share of Compact Flash Memory Cards. From Kingston, to Transcend, to Patriot, etc... I've ran several speed benchmarks for read, write and access times. This is the only memory card I've tested that actually matches it's advertised speed.

The whole industry for memory card speeds and advertising is so nonchalant. There is no official standardized testing for memory card speeds. So many companies actually do their "own tests" to measure speed and make outrageous claims on their memory cards. Most cards i've tested run about 20-40% of it's advertised speed. This particular card runs at 89-91 mb/sec for read/write which fulfills its claim of 90mb/sec.

On another note: I use this for my Canon 7D. Most other memory cards cannot keep up with the write/read/access time speed for recording video with the 7D. This is the only one that works. You will know your memory card cannot handle the high speed demands of your 7D or 5D is when you see the loading/access bar on the LCD screen and suddenly, your camera automatically stops recording.

Highly recommended!

The only downside, is the rip off shipping for $10 each. I know it costs around $2-3 for USPS first class shipping.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Grant Brummett VINE VOICE on November 10, 2009
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I just bought the ultimate birder CF card!!!!

After you fill the buffer completely full on a 5D Mark II it will continue to shoot and record a steady 2 shots per second until the card is full.

That's right, over 500 shots on the 5D Mark II at two shots per second until full

Soon we will have cards where we no longer worry about the buffer!

AMAZING!!!

I got tired of waiting on my camera to write to my card and waiting on my card reader to download to the computer and so looked around for something a little bit faster.

Using a firewire 800 reader the download speed that this card maintains to my Mac is amazing!

I highly recommend!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Change Leader Today on June 26, 2011
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
I use this card in my Canon EOS 7D to shoot swim meets. I shoot all day, in the sun, typically about 1,500 to 1,800 images, at full size / highest quality (not raw). At times, I shoot at the high speed 8 frames per second setting. The 7D shows an estimate of how many images can be taken before the card has to slow down to process them. It is typically around 90 images! I have NEVER had to stop shooting because the card couldn't keep up with the camera. Incidentally, my images are shot at the highest setting for JPEGs, and yield 5184 x 3456 pixel images around 7 to 8 MB each. At 1,800 images, the card still had room for about another 600 images.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Micah on August 24, 2010
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
Does exactly as advertised. It's 32gb and writes about 20% faster than the Transcend 300x cards in my D700. Writes and reads at least 50% faster in my FW800 reader. Feels lighter and more hollow than my other CF cards.

I had a 16gb 300x card fail after 2 years and Transcend exchanged it for a brand new one with no questions asked. Quickly too. I have been using their cards in CF, SD, and SDHC flavors for at least nine years now, with only the one failed card. I don't expect this card to fail, but if it does, I expect I'll get good service again.

Compare to the SanDisk Ducatis and others--these cards are a steal.

Only con: not available in 64gb at this speed.

UPDATE 2012: After upgrading to an SSD, I can pull files off this at over 70MB/s with my Firewire 800 reader and around 65MB/s with my USB3 one. This card appears to be getting better with age! (originally reviewed in 2010)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. S. Malhotra on March 17, 2011
Size Name: 32 GB Verified Purchase
Seriously fast, keeps up with my 9fps Nikon D3.

Hasn't failed yet.

I also have a SanDisk mounted in the 2nd CF slot in case something happens.

But 1 year solid, MADE IN THE USA, and going strong. . .no complaints here. . .not sure how it'd do with video, but as far as taking pictures and holding thousands of pictures, don't go farther than this.

Remember, no CF is 100% reliable. Backup and FORMAT YOUR CARD every time you clear all your precious pictures off of it - and you have to format it IN YOUR CAMERA, a lot of people forget this!

Happy shooting. . .
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Updated, with the price dropping even more on these, I purchased another.
So far, I've been shooting for quite awhile with one 32GB 600x Transcend. I purchased another to fill both slots of my D3 - I'm also hoping, with the impending release of the D4, that I can take advantage of the fast writing, transferring, and capture speeds of the Card as picture sizes invariably grow. Very happy with these cards...just remember to format in your camera before you start shooting!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Doc on June 14, 2011
Size Name: 16 GB Verified Purchase
Testbed
Windows 7, 64bit
Brando USB 3 reader
Benchmark Software: Flash Memory Toolkit ver 2.00

The following figures are from the Low Level Benchmark, not the File Benchmark. So it more about the theoretical speeds, rather than speed than in practice. Results were:

Transcend 16GB 600x (Brando USB 3.0 reader)
Read 89.3
Write 69.0

Transcend 16GB 600x (Lexar USB 3.0 reader)
Read 89.5
Write 69.3

No meaningful difference in speed between the 2 different readers.

Excellent speed and value for money, not a common mix.

Real life download speeds of 16meg files is around 60MBs.
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