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I just bought 4 CFexpress cards and was formatting them in my camera, but access is failing on one.

The error message says "Cannot access and format this memory card. Insert another card".

Anyone else experienced failures with CFexpress?

The cards are Sony "TOUGH" 128Gb, camera is Nikon D5

 

EDIT: I formatted the card on my PC and now formats, writes and reads OK in camera.

 

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If you're using a formatting program on the computer, it probably marks off bad sectors. If formatting in the computer fixed the problem, check to see if this card has as much memory as the other cards.  Maybe mark it and keep an eye on how it performs in the future.  Or return it if possible. 

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I had a problem not being able to format a card and Sony replaced it. I think they would also have accessed the images if I had needed that.

 

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I've never owned a Sony card for my Sony cameras. But I've had three cards (1 Lexar and 2 San Disks) fail on me this past year. Nothing is perfect and nothing lasts forever. I carry an extra card and an extra battery with me. If I were on assignment, I would carry a few more. 

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6 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

I've never owned a Sony card for my Sony cameras. But I've had three cards (1 Lexar and 2 San Disks) fail on me this past year. Nothing is perfect and nothing lasts forever. I carry an extra card and an extra battery with me. If I were on assignment, I would carry a few more. 

Yeah of course, that's why I ordered 4 of them ;) I too have had a couple of Lexar and Sandisk CF cards fail over the years, but never right out of the box, and these are my first CFexpress cards. I haven't done any for a while, but when I used to be commissioned by designers at London or Paris Fashion Week, I would have a backup camera, backup lens, even a back up step LOL, oh and also do a deal with a photographer mate who was also in the pit in case something goes completely wrong (I've had someone fall off a ladder before and got pushed to the ground).

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On 01/03/2021 at 18:09, Ed Rooney said:

Rob, you is one careful fashion dude. 😀

 

 

Quite ;) even though they generally pay a pittance to the photographer, these brands were paying up to £100k to be at LFW, and it used to cost the BFC £4m to put up the "tent" at Somerset House (the catwalk venue). My professional indemnity insurance couldn't quite stretch to that ;) plus they were often trying to meet tight deadlines - I've had one brand PR tap me on the shoulder for images while my card buffer light was still on just as the show finished - I had to explain I needed at least 30mins to get the images onto a laptop and select the picks. They took themselves very seriously, one of the reasons I stopped doing it and prefer to supply Alamy now, but my "professional" approach remains.

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