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205 of 213 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars product failed., July 26, 2009
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This review is from: Transcend 16 GB Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card TS16GSDHC6E (Personal Computers)
Well, it was great while it lasted. Unfortunately, it did not last long.

Like other reviewers, after <20 use cycles the device failed and I got a "lock" error when, in fact, the write-protection lock was not engaged. Oddly, by engaging the lock (i.e. entering read-only mode) I was able to remove the picture files from the card. Obviously, further use in the camera was impossible; I was also unable to reformat the card (either with my camera or with the SD Associations free software [..]).

This card has a high average rating but I would urge customers to consider the number of 1-star ratings due to complete product failure before they purchase this item.
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Initial post: Aug 22, 2009 11:59:02 AM PDT
C. Taylor says:
I would discount this review, this guy has only posted comments twice, and both are 1-stars. I have had two of these cards that are well used for more than a year, never a problem. In fact I'm here to buy two more.

Chris

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 23, 2009 3:57:32 PM PDT
My card just failed now after 3 weeks... I cant get my pictures off at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2009 12:09:06 PM PDT
BigDaddy says:
My card just failed and having exactly the same symptom. I've had decent experience with Transcend cards before. However, it failed me this time. I just wanted to say that judging on something is hard, especially when you do not have the experience. Living in a perfect world may just happen to be your dream until everything fails on you one day... :) Don't take it personally, Chris, I just wanted to point out that you would not feel what we feel when you do not have a failed card.

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 9:43:03 AM PDT
I bought a 16gb transcend card and it to failed after about three weeks. In the camera it says "Card Locked" and my computer will not recognize it.

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 1:43:10 PM PDT
D. Mignola says:
Same exact problem here....Error messages and cannot reformat. Luckily i did not have wedding photos or travel photos/video on the card when it happened. this card is junk, plain and simple. skip transcend and try a better brand.

Posted on Oct 27, 2009 1:49:53 PM PDT
John Magnin says:
I bought two. The first card has worked fine. No issues. However, the second card failed shortly after I started using it. Unfortunately it failed, after I had just shot some very important and hard to duplicate video. A total disaster! I would suggest, if you are thinking about using this card for anything important - DON'T! If you have to pay a bit more, I would do so for a higher quality, more dependable SD Card.

Posted on Mar 4, 2010 2:12:16 PM PST
eaamon says:
just to say they still do come with a life time warranty. I had one replace quickly.

Posted on May 6, 2010 5:34:06 AM PDT
C. A. Bogart says:
I purchased 2 Transcend 16GB cards in August of 2009 and both have since failed with the "lock error" message.

Posted on May 6, 2010 5:34:36 AM PDT
C. A. Bogart says:
I purchased 2 Transcend 16GB cards in August of 2009 and both have since failed with the "lock error" message.

Posted on May 17, 2010 8:46:43 AM PDT
Lucy Lopez says:
I did read this comment before buying it,I shouldn't have done that...since it had mostly good reviews I took a chance and tried to save $30 dls.
well,it just lasted one week,one time use and it gave me the message: error 0x8007045D: and can't delete the files, they are still there and it's rejected by the camcorder.
I have 2 -16GB SDHC kingston and they are working fine.Now I'm going to buy another kingston instead
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