xqd card confusion!

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So I am searching out sources for additional XQD cards. Surprisingly I see Sony G series offering a 128 Gig card and a 120 Gig card both with the same read and write speeds. Can't seem to find what the difference/advantage one card has over the other ( except for the 8 gigs of course)
 
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I went to B&H Photo Video to compare the two products. B&H says the 128GB is discontinued and only shows specs for the 120GB. I did the same for the 240GB and 256GB. Very little specs to compare for the 256GB but it did not say discontinued.

Perhaps the 256GB also will be discontinued soon?
 
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price goes up capacity goes down
I like these cards but I'm disappointed that it's been several years now and the price compared to sd and cf is ridiculous
I can buy a 4tb hd for less than a 64gb xqd card. I'm glad I got 4 before Lexar got sold. If I had to it over I'd get a CF D5
 
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The Sony 128 Gb XQD has been discontinued. The replacement, the 120 GB XQD is the newer card, both are G series. The new card is supposedly a Pro build that is more resistant to damage from drops and has a broader operating temp range. Of course, the price is higher for less capacity. The first Sony 120 card I had suffered a temperature related failure, with read and write failures intermittently at temps just in the mid 30's, well above the spec. Sony replaced the card but I haven't had the ability or desire to test it under similar conditions to determine if it was just a bad card or a design issue. I never had any issues with the less-pro 128 gb cards.
 
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in 15 years shooting 100's of thousands shots I have 1 card failure, a cheap Transcend CF card. The thought of a $130 card failing makes me sick. I have never bought another Transcend card so I hope I never have a Sony failure since there is only 1 other choice. If we don't see any other camera makers use XQD I think this format is doomed to be a Beta failure
 
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Thanks everyone for your input. It would have been of benefit to me if there was this kind of information re the differences at the retail sites I visited - life could be a little less complicated. And yes the prices are way too high! It seems that we are a captive “capture” audience until another manufacturer throws their hat into the ring.
 
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price goes up capacity goes down
I like these cards but I'm disappointed that it's been several years now and the price compared to sd and cf is ridiculous
I can buy a 4tb hd for less than a 64gb xqd card. I'm glad I got 4 before Lexar got sold. If I had to it over I'd get a CF D5
Compact Flash is an older, slower storage medium. It has a max write speed of 160 MB/s, whereas XQD has a max write speed of 400 MB/s.

The “new” version of Compact Flash is CFast 2.0. If you think that XQD cards are expensive, go check out CFast 2.0 card prices. They’re crazy.

XQD is +/- $20 to a UHS-II SD card for the same storage capacity. It’s not terribly expensive.
 
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I have a Sony H and a Lexmark 32 GB each. Never had a problem, apart from Apple not supporting the orignalcard reader any more.
Never used the CF slot in my D4 since I have these 2 :)
 

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