SanDisk Ultra 16GB Compact Flash Memory Card Speed Up To 50MB/s, Frustration-Free Packaging- SDCFHS-016G-AFFP (Label May Change)


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  • Speeds up to 50MB/s for ultra performance, fast write speeds to reduce lag time between shots
  • Ideal combination of reliability, value, and ultra performance
  • Great for entry to mid range DSLRs, supports full HD video recording
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  • Compatible with CompactFlash supporting host devices, card dimension 1.7 x 1.4 x 0.13 inches (43 x 36 x 3.3 millimeter)



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Capacity:16 GB  |  Package Type:Frustration-Free Packaging

SanDisk Ultra CompactFlash memory cards deliver the ideal combination of reliability, value, and performance for casual photographers with entry to mid-range DSLRs. Choose from a range of capacities up to 32GB to do more without worrying about running out of space. Capture the moment with ultra fast shot speeds and save time moving files to your computer with transfer speeds of up to 50MB/s (8GB - 32GB). For dependability and solid performance, you can count on SanDisk Ultra CompactFlash memory cards to capture and store your favorite pictures and videos. That's why for memories that can't be missed, photographers worldwide choose SanDisk. Up to 50MB/s read speed; write speed lower (8GB-16GB). Up to 25MB/s read speed; write speed lower (4GB). Based on internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host device. 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes. 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less. Full HD (1920x1080x30fps), 3D or 4K video support may vary based on host device, file size, resolution, compression, bit rate, content and other factors.

Product information Capacity:16 GB  |  Package Type:Frustration-Free Packaging

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Collapse all Other Technical Details Brand Name SanDisk Item model number SDCFHS-016G-AFFP Item Weight 0.32 ounces Product Dimensions 0.14 x 1.68 x 1.41 inches Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.14 x 1.68 x 1.41 inches Color Black Flash Memory Size 16 GB

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I bought this to go with an old Canon Digital Rebel XT and so far it has worked great. I shoot raw+jpg and have only put a couple hundred photos on it so far and it still shows as having room for 999 more. For reference, a 1GB card can hold around 120 raw 8MP photos (without the jpg). File transfer from the card to PC feels slow for today's standards, but is faster than my other cards (they are 20 MB/s).

I'm using this CF card paired with a CF to IDE adapter as a replacement system drive for an Apple PowerMac G3 running OS 9.2, for which it works nicely. The computer identified the CF right away as a writeable and bootable drive, and there was about 15GB usable after formatting. When compared to the original 6GB HDD the computer now boots faster, applications load faster, and there's no drive noise!

Thankfully I can edit my original review. That review slammed these cards because of apparent misleading capacity rating. When formatted in my old DSLR camera, I originally got 2GB instead of the claimed 16GB - but upon reviewing my camera's spec sheet, it turns out that the camera can only handle up to 2GB and it formats any sized card to 2GB. Upon realizing my mistake, I reformatted these cards in a much newer DSLR and got the claimed 16GB. Sorry, sorry, sorry.

Since then I used one of the cards to shoot 660 perfect slide copies and used less than 2 GB of space.

So, my original review was a mistake and a cautionary note to everyone to check whether your device can actually accommodate a card this size. So far, terrific CF cards.

Great memory cards. Unfortunately my Canon 40D is not recommended to use the newer UMDA memory cards, but this card is quick and has not given me any issues at all. I bought 5 of these cards for wedding photography (use L lenses so the 40D works great unless there is super low light) Would recommend these memory cards to photographers who have older cameras that cannot use the UMDA cards. BTW, I do use a SanDisc UMDA card in my 40D, has worked perfect, but can't take chances during weddings.

Purposely chose a card with high reviews since I depend on my photos professionally. Spent an entire day shooting. The next day I attempt to upload my photos only to find that the card was toast. Tried the card back in the camera and was greeted with a card error. An entire days worth of work wasted.

I wonder if SanDisk began shipping an inferior product after establishing good reviews. Check out the other 1-star reviews who all encountered my same issue.

Look elsewhere if your photos actually mean something to you.

Bought it for my older Nikon D70. It reliably gets the job done. I have had to cards fail.. I don't want to be that guy who shoots pictures of a special event only to loose all the pictures. Recommended by the camera manufacturer. Used it on vacation and a few events and down loaded pictures with out a glitch. I would buy again. SanDisk is solid performer.

I've had this card for 8 months and it is unusable at this point. I'm unsure what happened, but the card went from working perfectly to being unreadable and unformatable (that's a word now.) No matter what software I try, it cannot find the 50+ pictures I took before the card corrupted itself. Maybe this is a faulty card, maybe my camera is getting old. But I haven't had this issue with any of the other CFs I have.

Rated 3 stars for the good experience I previously had, cannot give the last two because it didn't even last a year.

I ordered this card 7/4/17, here in 2 days with prime. That night I thought I'd get it installed in the camera and format the card for later use. I have an Olympus C-8080 a nice camera that uses X-D cards or Compact Flash cards. I had it installed and turned on to format the card in the camera, what I always have done for either CF or XD cards since new. It asked to format, I pushed yes and proceed to seem to be formatting the CF card. After about 30 seconds it comes up on the screen Error can not format card??? so I thought maybe I didn't get it pushed in all the way, like most people I was easy to push it into the slot so not to damage the pins in the bottom as always. so I removed it and pushed it in and made sure I felt that it was completely in correctly and shut the door and tried to go thru formatting the card again, after 30 seconds again comes up error formatting can not be completed? 2 times in a roll. So I got out my CF card reader and plugged it into my laptop thinking yeah maybe I should have done this to start with maybe. Got it to come up and it asked me if I wanted to format the card, I clicked yes and 15 seconds later, card can not be formatted, used safe to remove drive on laptop. reinstalled it back in the USB and tried again, again no luck, by now I'm getting pissed and thought ok lets get out the old SanDisk Extreme 8GB CF card I have had for 10 years, first I tried my camera and it didn't want to work??? so I uninstalled it from the camera and made sure to push a little harder and closed the door and started to try formatting card, good luck, came right up asked to reformat pushed yes and it reformatted card as should. So right then I seen it wasn't my camera and took some pictures put the CF card in the USB reader and everything worked fine. I don't know are the Extreme the right cards to be using from SanDisk? maybe, anyway sending this 8GB card back and going to purchase the 32 GB card of this Ultra and see if it might be just the 8GB cards are having problems. I guess we'll see. Anyway I wouldn't waste my time on the 8GB card, one of the reason I did was because they marked the price off to just $12. bucks from $16 so I went for it. I guess I'll see what the 32GB card brings when it gets here, hopefully good luck, but I know it isn't my camera for sure.

The older 30MB/s cards were pretty good for normal day to day use, not super fast but likely good enough for many users (ie not slow either) I have a few of those around and they are reliable and satisfactory in use.

This newer SanDisk is updated to 50MB/s (but take note for read times only)
Testing (raw files transfer from PC to card) in a USB 3.0 Card reader I got:

Write: 27MB/s
Read: 48MB/s

So that's in line with the makers specifications (this can vary depending on USB and card reader)
The previous generation of Ultra CF cards were reading at about 29/30MB/s, write times were about 20MB/s

A step up in speed (more so for the read times) In camera buffer clearing times were improved. It's not as fast as the extreme cards (60MB/s read and write) but still far from sluggish. Users with pro level bodies and doing lots of burst shooing will probaly go for the UDMA 7 Extreme PRO super fast cards. Write speed is now roughly in line with the older Extreme III 30MB/s (previous Ultra model before this was somewhat slower)

For 90% of users this is fast enough. Take note though the 4GB version is only rated to 25MB/s. Most cameras (even older ones) can take at least 8GB, do check though to make sure. 8Gb or over is the one to go for.
Good product, the long warranty adds confidence, not had to use it to date.

I use this card in a Canon EOS 7D. The Ultra cards are not as fast as the Extreme range, but perfectly adequate for my use with this camera. 8fps shooting RAW and JPG and I can get a few decent bursts before the buffer fills. I tend to shoot portraits so that doesn't tend to be an issue. I have Sandisk cards for my other bodies and can't fault them. They are a fine and reliable brand and I'd recommend them to anybody and everybody.

I have used, San Disk cards before for my Digital cameras. (Mainly: SD. for many years, and have always found them to be very reliable and trustworthy compared to the cheaper options tried!) I would always recommend the Ultra version, as you get faster speeds and most important: Reliable transfer of data and longevity of Insertions/Removals from card readers & cameras. (Obviously they have better Gold plated contacts, than the rivals) I have been using this 4GB. card for data transfers a lot lately, in a PCMCIA adaptor and with my other purchase; The excellent Integral CF card reader. And have after extensive use found both to be Totally reliable and Excellent value for money!

I would like to mention, please take care when: Inserting the CF card, as it has 50 minute connection pins. (2x25) These can be easily damaged if "Forced" into place, especially at an angle. (Insert "Gently" and it will last for many years!)

I have used SanDisk memory exclusively for many years and have never had a failure. But I did recently lose two old, 4GB SanDisc Compact Flash cards. I was going to get like-for-like replacements, but in the many years I've had them, the price has fallen dramatically and the write speed increased significantly, so I bought a single 50mb/s, 16GB card, and it's great! I have an old Canon EOS 50D and this card holds in excess of 600 RAW files, writes quickly and has worked flawlessly. Highly recommended.

Says 50MB/s read speed on the card but I actually got 88 out of it... and writes at 42MB/s as well (SanDisk don't specify this on the packaging other than to say it is lower, but 42MB/s was more than I was expecting). All much speedier than my DSLR camera requires. Testing done using a USB3 card reader plugged into a PC running Chkflsh. A USB2 card reader connection will get lower speeds.

It has passed a write and verify of data on the whole memory card, so this is a genuine fully functional card. I don't intend to give it a good hammering (100 write/erase cycles) to really test it out... mainly because I would rather get on using it in my camera!!

I bought two of these for my professional DSLR as a replacement for my Transcend ones, which had ok speeds but they couldn't keep up with my workflow. In stark comparison, these CF cards from Sandisk, had read / write speeds that were phenomenal when shooting raw images and left my other cards in the dust.
Good quality cards, which arrived in frustration-free packaging, yay! Highly recommended.

Having had an almost new 8Gb card of another, less well known make go belly up at the wrong moment and not having a spare with me I came home and ordered two 4 GB Sandisc cards. I trust them! Also followed the advice seen a long yime ago in a photo magazine. Have more than one smaller cards rather than one big one.!
THe cards were ordered late Saturday night and arrived on Tuesday. Thanks.

Do not under any circumstances buy this card.
I only used it twice, and on 2nd use, the files were looking strange and some were just blank. Then the pc and camera could no longer see the card. It was completely corrupted!
I have been using Sandisk for about 15 years and this is the first one to fail.
I am not able to get it exchanged as I'm over the Amazon 30 day limit, so I may have to start using a different brand.
So I cannot any longer recommend Sandisk to anyoneI

So far so good. I do tend to stay with SanDisk when I can. 16GB is big enough. I guess if you're taking 100's of photographs at a time you may want a couple of these or something with more storage but I prefer playing safe. There's less to lose if a card fails. My experience over the last few years is that SanDisk is reliable.

These cards are meant for mid-range DSLR cameras. My Canon 50D takes 15M pictures and I take combined shots of a large RAW (15M)+ a large JPG (15 M) simultaneously. I use single shots at a relaxed space and do not have any problems. I bought a 32 GB card and it has space for over 1000 combined shots of 30M in size. The writing and reading times are perfectly adequate, so I would say this is excellent value for money. Even if I take 4-5 shots in rapid succession the writing time needed is minimal. I don't use video so I don't know how it would handle full HD video, but for regular combined RAW+JPG photographs this is very good.

It's a compact flash card and it works in my Canon 7D. I'm not noticing anything unusual - it's not super fast and it's not super slow.

It's too early to tell how durable it is, but CF cards don't feel as fragile as SD cards. I'm not likely to take it out of the camera very often so I'm not worried about mechanical wear and tear.

I bought this to act as a hard drive for my Amiga 1200.

As long as you follow the basics (first partition under 2GB, correct maxtransfer on all partitions etc., use 3rd party filing system like PFS3aio) using as a hard drive will be just like using a real IDE hard drive.

I had to mention all this as not al CF cards are compatible with the Amiga.

I have had many of the old cf cards and they work fine. This one has caused my Canon to error code 99 on two days out.
Now you don't get a case either! I feel dust will get in the connection holes, so I am trying another but I have had to order a case too.
As I said the old ones where good, one more chance Sandisk

I haven’t had the card for long but it has been working well. Keeps up to speed with the continuous shutter speed on my 7D although not the speediest when copy raw files onto the computer

I now always purchase sandisk and they have never failed me. I use this and a DSLR and it can cope with everything I throw at it with ease. The extreme may be more desirable if you use yoour camera for HD video, although I'm sure this version would be more than adequate, although if you are not sure (and it can be difficult to decide which to get), do look at the Sandisk site for recommendations for the particular product you intend to use it with.