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Walter Schulz

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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2015, 12:41:47 AM »
I'm pretty sure you benchmarked your local drive C: ... ;-)
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2015, 12:42:32 AM »
Ok here is the actual benchmark for anyone interested, Komputerbay 1066x 32GB. Used a Kingston FCR-HS3 USB3.0 reader. Have a 50D coming in the mail shortly so I'll finally be able to play with ML. I might sell my early firmware 70D.


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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #77 on: December 16, 2015, 06:24:50 AM »
Just bought 2 128GB 1066x Komputer Bay CF cards. In OSX 10.10.5 Yosemite the finder / Disk Utility only sees the cards as 64GB. Formatted via exFat several times and the same results, in addition to reformatting in my 1.1.3 Firmware Canon 5D MK III.

from Disk Utility:
NS-DCR30A2 Media   Total Capacity :   64.03 GB (64,030,244,864 Bytes)
Connection Bus :   USB   Write Status :   Read/Write
Connection Type :   External   S.M.A.R.T. Status :   Not Supported
USB Serial Number :   150326021335   Partition Map Scheme :   Master Boot Record

Mount Point :   /Volumes/EOS128_01   Capacity :   64.03 GB (64,030,243,840 Bytes)
Format :   ExFAT   Available :   64.02 GB (64,018,317,312 Bytes)
Owners Enabled :   No   Used :   8.7 MB (8,650,752 Bytes)
Number of Folders :   0   Number of Files :   66
Insignia [Best Buy] USB ns-dcr30a2 CF Card reader

Wondering if the card reader is somehow limiting the available size to be formatted.. but that just doesn't make sense.

Possibly they were mislabeled at the factory, or is this a known issue?


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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #78 on: December 16, 2015, 06:36:03 AM »
checked the black imprint on the side of the card.. it's indeed a 64GB card. F*ckers.

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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #79 on: December 16, 2015, 06:46:05 AM »
Contact KB support.
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #80 on: December 16, 2015, 07:42:55 AM »
Their customer services are decent. Should have no problems getting them exchanged.
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2015, 04:14:18 PM »
I just posted in another topic that their QC seems to have improved over the years. KB cards are like that Errol Morris documentary. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control.
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« Reply #82 on: May 23, 2016, 02:37:59 AM »
@KB TechSupport-

After about a year or so of success with ML RAW recording continuous on my 5D3 with your CF cards.

Until today I just wanted to clean a KB 128 GB 1066x CF card as usual after each shoot and all of a sudden it won't let me erase to exFAT anymore through Disk Utility. Card becomes unrecognized in camera and only works if I FORMAT in camera but obviously need the exFAT for my work.

With my other cards it formats into exFAT via Disk Utility just fine but not this one in particular.

Have you seen this behavior on your end before?

Thanks for your amazing products as they have served me well!
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #83 on: May 23, 2016, 10:47:19 AM »
Please try this if you have a UDMA7 compatible USB 3.0 reader:

How to check if the card is corrupted in Windows/Mac:
Download SD Formatter for Windows/Mac: (SDformatter works for all CF/SD/MicroSD cards)
https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/
If the software reports that the card is less than 64MB (not GB) then the card is corrupted  and is unrecoverable using card reader.
If the software reports that the card is more than 64MB (not GB) then the card is recoverable using card reader.
Please format it but click option >> format size option = on. The others you can leave at default.

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Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #84 on: May 23, 2016, 06:54:42 PM »
@KB TechSupport-

As usual, Thanks for your prompt response and here are the results.

Downloaded SDFormatter (Thanks for that) and followed your instructions easily, however, there was a step that doesn't give me the same options as you described.



So I just decided to leave it at 'No' and proceed with 'Quick Format' (supposedly to Format the card quickly without erasing data) and fortunately I had already backed up the files because it actually Formatted the card completely (Data was Erased) which I thought was strange. No big deal!

Incidentally, I didn't need to use Disk Utility since it was already formatted into exFAT assuming from the SDFormatter and then ejected the CF card out.

Took few test clips at long takes just to be sure exFAT was responding properly on the 5D3 and fortunately it seems to be back to normal working condition atm.



Excellent save, @KB TechSupport and as soon as my birthday comes up around the corner (May 30th) which then I should be able to order another bundle of the 4-pack KB 128GB 1066x as those cards have always rocked my socks!

*Edit*

After thinking thoroughly with regards on how this particular CF card was 'corrupted' -- It was actually used in a Sound Device audio recording device (that I rented) which also has built in CF slots. I also remember that I had to do a Format inside this device because it wouldn't recognize the card as an exFAT.

Lesson learned ... Probably should have just used my other brand cards (such as Sandisk or Lexus) for that and use all the precious KB cards for 5D3.
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2016, 11:04:45 PM »
@KB TechSupport-

Thanks again for your incredible customer service on top of your wonderful products. I just received my first set of 256GB 1066x CF cards and I am happy to report that it is possible to format in camera and STILL be able to keep the exFAT -- can be useful for certain situations.

However, I have noticed that when I looked to see how much the 5D3 can actually read the available GB space with an empty fresh card which only shows 238GB in camera (from Canon Menu > Format card > info) and then once I place this card into cardreader and can confirm that it shows 256GB avail. 

Has anyone else encountered something similar or is this to be expected (even while running 1.2.3 on 5D3) as I understand that it has to be the latest Firmware in order for the 5D3 to properly read large CF cards (meaning 1.3.3?) or is there another solution to this?
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2016, 11:15:23 PM »
256 GB = 256,000,000,000 Bytes

256,000,000,000 Bytes = 250,000,000 kiByte (1 kiByte = 1024 Byte)
250,000,000 kiBytes = 244,140.625 MiByte (1 MiByte = 1024 kiByte = 1024 x 1024 Byte)
244,140.625 MiBytes = 238.4185791015625 GiByte (1 GiByte = 1024 MiByte = 1024 x 1024 kiByte = 1024 x 1024 x 1024 Byte)
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #87 on: October 11, 2016, 01:31:22 AM »
Meaning this is normal and to be expected?

If so, Thanks @Walter Schulz and does this also mean recording is going to stop @ the 238GB mark rather than 256GB, correct?
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #88 on: October 11, 2016, 01:11:44 PM »
i just checked in Amazon UK & DE to buy another set of KB cards and i see the price of 128gb 1066x is now 175euro!!!!

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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #89 on: October 11, 2016, 01:32:05 PM »
That's rather strange. Amazon USA: 90.99 USD.
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Re: Komputerbay 1066x series just released
« Reply #90 on: October 11, 2016, 04:46:19 PM »
ok they said they are having stocking issues in .uk & de..all other amazon stores sell normal price