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Old August 28th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #46
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I just got confirmation from Sony that 8GB cards have been discontinued, although some resellers may have enough in stock to keep selling them awhile longer.

16GB cards have NOT been discontinued.
Doug, I hope it wasn't the same rep who told you that they were NOT discontinued a few days ago!! This stuff can drive 'ya crazy, 'ya know? ;-)
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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #47
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Doug, I hope it wasn't the same rep who told you that they were NOT discontinued a few days ago!! This stuff can drive 'ya crazy, 'ya know? ;-)
Actually it was the same rep, and that's why I originally wrote "that is, as of today. Anything can change at anytime" to cover my ass. He said he was expecting news from Japan this week, and it finally arrived.

I think it is a mistake to discontinue the 8GB cards. That is still the size I much prefer to shoot on. If the PXU-MS240 wasn't coming out in a month or two, I'd be tempted to stock up on a couple more 8GB cards while I could get them.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #48
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I agree with you completely. I'm so broke right now that 8 gig cards are about all I can afford. However, if 16's come down to the same (or nearly same) price, I'd probably start using those instead. However, the 8's are SO easy to burn onto single-layer DVD's and I'm not as confident when doing backups onto DualLayer DVD's.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #49
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Just noticed the Sandisk SxS 8 GB cards at B&H for $159.95. Hadn't realized they were available.

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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #50
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I agree with you completely. I'm so broke right now that 8 gig cards are about all I can afford. However, if 16's come down to the same (or nearly same) price, I'd probably start using those instead. However, the 8's are SO easy to burn onto single-layer DVD's and I'm not as confident when doing backups onto DualLayer DVD's.
Per gigabyte the 8-gig cards are the best deal. It does mean having to swap them out twice as often but that might be a small price to pay for a substantial savings.

It also means that all the eggs aren't in one basket in the rare chance that something goes wrong.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #51
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My thoughts exactly, Dean. GMTA. ;-)
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...And each 8GB card will fit exactly onto 1 dual-layer DVD for back-up...
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