D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

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lx200 Senior Member • Posts: 1,222
D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x
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I have tried TWO Lexar 128 GB 1000x SDXC cards.... both give intermittent errors, and at times I get the error that the card is not useable and should be replaced.  I have never used these cards in another camera.  They were new.

Both were formatted in the D500

I put a 64 GB Sandisk card in.... no issues.

Any ideas ??

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luxun54 Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 64GB 2000x

I am getting the same error with both of my 2000x 64GB Lexar SD cards: "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card." XQD card is fine.  A little googling suggests others have had this issue. One suggestion was to format the card on a computer, then reformat in the camera, which I just did. I'll tell you tomorrow if it works. Meanwhile, perhaps others here know other solutions? Thanks!

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JusLookN Veteran Member • Posts: 4,302
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 64GB 2000x

I'm hoping I don't have that issue, as those are the cards(not the 128gb) that I have for my D500. I've got a 64gb 2000x and two 32gb 1000X Lexars waiting. Camera should arrive Tuesday. Keep us updated on your progress.

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CubeAce Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

I asked this question of compatible cards for the D500 to Nikon UK and this was their response to my email.

Dear Raymond,

Thank you for your patience.

I would like to confirm that D500 is compatible with UHS-I and UHS-II standards. The following SD card models have been tested by Nikon:

Lexar Media:

"Standard" cards are approved in the following sizes: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB

'Multi‐use' cards are approved in the following sizes: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

'Platinum II' cards are approved in the following sizes: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB

'Professional' cards are approved in the following sizes: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

'Full‐HD Video' cards are approved in the following sizes: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

SanDisk cards are more generally tested and the following sizes are approved: 2GB 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB

Regarding the Lexar Professional 2933x XQD card, it is approved to use with D500 in the following sizes: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us again.

Kind Regards,

**** ******

Advisor

Nikon Customer Support

[ I've blocked out the advisors name because I hadn't asked permission to post this reply to me.]

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

Same issue with the Lexar UHS-II cards in my D500.  Solution put a SanDisk card in, any SanDisk, and it works great.  Reminds of when the D810 came out and Lexar had to replace a bunch of CF cards that were not manufactured to the appropriate CF standard.

There is a reason I generally stay away from Lexar, I should have followed my own advise.

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Dodgeboy Junior Member • Posts: 49
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

I'm having the exact problem with the Lexar 256GB 1000x card.  I also used an older Sandisk 64gb card and had no issues.  I'm returning the card.

keiththom Senior Member • Posts: 1,241
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

Which Sandisk SD card is best?

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

keiththom wrote:

Which Sandisk SD card is best?

The UHS-II 280MB/s card is what I just ordered to replace the Lexar.

http://smile.amazon.com/SanDisk-32GB-Extreme-UHS-II-280MB/dp/B00IITQAJK?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

http://www.flickr.com/photos/107641481@N02/

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JimPearce
JimPearce Veteran Member • Posts: 9,201
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

I'm waiting for this to get sorted out. The SanDisk UHS-II cards are expensive and not as quick as the Lexars. In the interim, the Lexar XQD cards are the best deal.

http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/olympus-e-m5-ii/sd-card-comparison/

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RoyC01
RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x
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JimPearce wrote:

I'm waiting for this to get sorted out. The SanDisk UHS-II cards are expensive and not as quick as the Lexars. In the interim, the Lexar XQD cards are the best deal.

http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/olympus-e-m5-ii/sd-card-comparison/

Jim, I am willing to pay a couple of dollars more for a card I can rely on.

I have a Lexar card here, 300MB/s that is faster than my SanDisk cards, but I get random error messages with it.  I do not get error messages with my SanDisk cards.  I will pay the difference and never look back.

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PNY 64 gb 95mg

bought in a hurry from Staples works great, at 10 fps it takes 28 14 bit losses shots before the buffer fills. cost 28$

Holds 1300 of those files.

Ill get a super card(s) after the dust settles and people see which ones work best.

I'd hate to lose images to an erratic card.

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CubeAce Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 128 GB 1000x

RoyC01 wrote:

JimPearce wrote:

I'm waiting for this to get sorted out. The SanDisk UHS-II cards are expensive and not as quick as the Lexars. In the interim, the Lexar XQD cards are the best deal.

http://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/olympus-e-m5-ii/sd-card-comparison/

Jim, I am willing to pay a couple of dollars more for a card I can rely on.

I have a Lexar card here, 300MB/s that is faster than my SanDisk cards, but I get random error messages with it. I do not get error messages with my SanDisk cards. I will pay the difference and never look back.

Although Lexar cards have faster read speeds, their write speeds are often slower than the SanDisk cards. A lot of cards vary a lot in their write speeds with size of card as well although they may have the same read speed. It pays to check the write speeds of such cards before purchase. I don't think Lexar are quite as fussy about checking their write speeds as SanDisk seem to be between batches of cards. Also although the UII cards can be used there has been no mention that their speed can be fully utilised. Someone should look at the pin arrangement inside the D500 SD card slot. I think I did see somewhere that some higher specified cards may be slower than the older cards. That may not have been a Nikon source though.

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luxun54 Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: D500 Problem Lexar 64GB 2000x -recurring

luxun54 wrote:

I am getting the same error with both of my 2000x 64GB Lexar SD cards: "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card." XQD card is fine. A little googling suggests others have had this issue. One suggestion was to format the card on a computer, then reformat in the camera, which I just did. I'll tell you tomorrow if it works. Meanwhile, perhaps others here know other solutions? Thanks!

Error seemed to go away for awhile when I formatted the cards in the computer, then put them back in camera and reformatted, but now it is back. Turning the camera off and on seems to clear the error, then it works fine for a while. It does not seem to occur under all shooting/recording circumstances, can't tell yet if there is a pattern to when it occurs? Both cards are recording images normally when the error is not on the camera screen. I don't think this is a card defect, and I suspect there is, or will be, a fix; I have written to Lexar support and referred them to this thread.

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wildlifr Senior Member • Posts: 1,645
Does it occur on other cameras?

lx200 wrote:

I have tried TWO Lexar 128 GB 1000x SDXC cards.... both give intermittent errors, and at times I get the error that the card is not useable and should be replaced. I have never used these cards in another camera. They were new.

Both were formatted in the D500

I put a 64 GB Sandisk card in.... no issues.

Any ideas ??

I just shot about 150 shots with the 32 GB 2000x card through the D7100 with no errors.  Maybe it's a firmware bug with the D500.

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n057 Veteran Member • Posts: 7,976
Re: Does it occur on other cameras?

wildlifr wrote:

lx200 wrote:

I have tried TWO Lexar 128 GB 1000x SDXC cards.... both give intermittent errors, and at times I get the error that the card is not useable and should be replaced. I have never used these cards in another camera. They were new.

Both were formatted in the D500

I put a 64 GB Sandisk card in.... no issues.

Any ideas ??

I just shot about 150 shots with the 32 GB 2000x card through the D7100 with no errors. Maybe it's a firmware bug with the D500.

In the Nikon brochures, they used the Lexar 2000x SD cards for their testing. Maybe the 1000x cannot keep up?

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Re: Does it occur on other cameras?
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wildlifr wrote:

lx200 wrote:

I have tried TWO Lexar 128 GB 1000x SDXC cards.... both give intermittent errors, and at times I get the error that the card is not useable and should be replaced. I have never used these cards in another camera. They were new.

Both were formatted in the D500

I put a 64 GB Sandisk card in.... no issues.

Any ideas ??

I just shot about 150 shots with the 32 GB 2000x card through the D7100 with no errors. Maybe it's a firmware bug with the D500.

The D7100 is not using the UHS-II extra set of pins, so I do not think that would be a far test of what is going on.

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luxun54 Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
Re: Lexar response - "Talk to Nikon!"

n057 wrote:

lx200 wrote:

I have tried TWO Lexar 128 GB 1000x SDXC cards.... both give intermittent errors, and at times I get the error that the card is not useable and should be replaced. I have never used these cards in another camera. They were new.

Both were formatted in the D500

I put a 64 GB Sandisk card in.... no issues.

In the Nikon brochures, they used the Lexar 2000x SD cards for their testing. Maybe the 1000x cannot keep up?

I am having the same problem with two of the 2000x cards (new); I have been back-and-forth with Lexar customer support 3x today, and they have looked at this thread. They are saying "it is a Nikon problem, talk to Nikon."

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OP lx200 Senior Member • Posts: 1,222
Re: Lexar response - "Talk to Nikon!"

Hey, maybe this is our chance to send our Nikons back in and get a little black dot in the tripod socket.

The 1000x cards don't work in my D500. Got out my Nikon D810, they work fine in there. Also work in my Sony A6300. My guess is that Nikon screwed the pooch again.

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hmm...

Not definitive as the a6300 doesn't support UHS-II, but I'd say 99%. It would be interesting to see if:

1. Anyone is having success with a Lexar (or any) UHS-II card.

2. Anyone is having trouble with a SanDisk UHS-II card.

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RoyC01 Senior Member • Posts: 1,158
Re: Lexar response - "Talk to Nikon!"

lx200 wrote:

Hey, maybe this is our chance to send our Nikons back in and get a little black dot in the tripod socket.

The 1000x cards don't work in my D500. Got out my Nikon D810, they work fine in there. Also work in my Sony A6300. My guess is that Nikon screwed the pooch again.

Is not Lexar giving the same comment as when the D810 came out and some  Lexar CF cards would not work in it. Then a few days later, Lexar started replacing those cards for free.

BTW, has anyone seen a post where a SanDisk or other band of UHS-II card is NOT working in a D500?

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