Large CF cards and the D2X

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Has anyone tried 8, 12 or 16 GB CF cards in the D2X? Do they work?

Sandisk Extreme III would be the brand. I won't buy Lexar.
 
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I don't think the D2x will support any card over 8 gig. You can try but I don't think it will work.
 
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Has anyone tried 8, 12 or 16 GB CF cards in the D2X? Do they work?

Sandisk Extreme III would be the brand. I won't buy Lexar.
YES!!

In March 07' I bought 3) 16GB Extreme III cards. I use 1 for D2X, and 2) each for D200's. They work fast, and beautifully! I highly recommend the 16GB card. Go for it!!
 
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I don't think the D2x will support any card over 8 gig. You can try but I don't think it will work.
I use 16GB Extreme III in my D2X and it works exactly as my old 4GB Extreme III's with 4x the capacity. 16GB Extreme III cards also work equally well in my 2) D200's - each has their own.
 
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I use 16GB Extreme III in my D2X and it works exactly as my old 4GB Extreme III's with 4x the capacity. 16GB Extreme III cards also work equally well in my 2) D200's - each has their own.
Good to hear. I didn't want to order one up only to find it useless.

Thanks for the help!
 
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I second John.
I have 2) 16GB cards - working perfectly.

Looking at the specs (CF, FAT) the limit seems to be 132 GB. (okay 128 GB for the computer guys :smile:)

Andy
 
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Good to hear. I didn't want to order one up only to find it useless.

Thanks for the help!
You are welcome! 2 weeks after I ordered and received the 3) 16GB cards, Gino reported the big $$ break on CF cards. Surely enough, these cards dropped $250 each off what I paid! I bought them at JR. I was sick! Fortunately JR has a 30 day price guarantee, and cheerfully credited my CC $750.00!!
 
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Personally I wouldn't use anything larger than a 4GB card in my D2X. That will hold 198 raw files. I certainly wouldn't trust any card to hold 792 raw files because that is A LOT of work to lose if the card gets corrupted/lost.
 
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and here I sit with two 512MB cards and a Flashtrax....time to upgrade maybe. (wink)
 
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Maybe past time, long past. I'm using my older smaller cards for data transfers between computers now.
 
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Personally I wouldn't use anything larger than a 4GB card in my D2X. That will hold 198 raw files. I certainly wouldn't trust any card to hold 792 raw files because that is A LOT of work to lose if the card gets corrupted/lost.
Absolutely. I use 2GB cards to store approx 200 compresses NEF's and I have 5 of them to spread out any risk of loss or corruption.

An all eggs in one basket situation using larger cards.
 
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There are so many opportunities to lose one accidentally. Further, I've had two fail on me and many of the images were not recoverable. Nothing is fool proof.

Rich
 
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