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Transcend - good memories are wiped here
on 18 May 2013
I'll start by saying I've had a Transcend memory card in the past that had absolutely no problems what so ever, so I accept that my new Transcend card was just a bad egg.
Having said this, the problems it caused me were huge.
I purchased the card a few weeks before a big holiday and I gave it a good trial run before I went - no problems. I was the bulk of my way through the trip (having taken 800 photos) when suddenly 'memory card error' appeared on the screen - and that was it. Images gone, card couldn't be read.
I bought a new SD card in France and tried to take as many new photos as possible, but of course there was no way to relive anywhere near everything we'd done on what was a once in a lifetime trip.
On my return to the UK, a specialist looked at the card and made an attempt at rescuing the images. £200 and two solid days of work later and I had 130 of my 800 images. The other 670 were either beyond rescuing or completely gone.
Devastated doesn't cut it. They said the card was completely corrupt and probably had been since day one, but that it only surfaced when I started taking a lot of photos.
Needless to say I won't be buying a Transcend card again.