Oh my freaking Bagel-making Goddess, I would not recommend this product to my worst enemy! If you are reading this, I was just like you at one time: Hoping to save a couple bucks and get a nice sized flash card for cheap. I ordered two of these craps; one for me and one for my girlfriend to use in our photography class. After I excitedly tore open the package and thrusted it into our Canon Rebel, I painfully found out that you really do get what you paid for.
We had just taken about 20 photos of us messing around outside, when I received the fateful error message notifying me of a "CF Error". At first I thought it was just because I forgot to format it correctly or something. I then formatted it through the camera and proceeded cautiously. Everything was working fine, so I started taking more photos of us. It wasn't long before I got the error message again. I was getting really worried and a little pissed. Our class project shoot was coming up and so was our anniversary. I wanted to be able to depend on this card to at least get us through that before returning it. I thought to myself, maybe I was doing something wrong. I was previewing pretty quickly after each shot. Maybe that was the cause of the problem . Oh how wrong I was.
I went home and tried to figure out what the problem was. I mean, there were some good reviews of this card. Some people got it to work. Why can't I? I tried everything. Shooting in bursts then previewing it, turning it off while it was transferring to the card, etc. The only time it got the error was when I previewed it too early. So I thought that was the problem. We went out for our anniversary and since the card hadn't given us any problems since I stopped previewing each shot, I thought it would be ok. I was still paranoid though and backed it up at home right after our date. It made it through the whole day without an error. And so we felt a little easier about our shoot the next day. I just about finished shooting 80 pics and was right about to back it up, when I got the soul-crushing, baby-punch-rage-filling message "CF ERROR".
It was a good thing my girlfriend took it away from me before I physically broke and destroyed it. And so here I am, a mere 6 hours from the incident writing this lengthy review. I have never written a review for anything before this, but I wanted to make sure that whosoever decides to read this be educated on the terrors of this product. If I had read a detailed sob-story such as this, I would have never ordered this danged wicked shedevil. So please, if you're smart you would either buy a high-quality card from Amazon.com or go to wal-mart (I hate walmart too..) and buy a 4gb Sandisk (30mb/sec!!!) for only a few bucks more.