Lexar-40x Pro Card Horror!
I bought a 512mb 40x Pro CF for my recent European trip. After using up the card I tried to download it to my lap top but to my horror it said that the card cannot be read and needed to be formatted. I tried using the Lexar data recovery softwares but to no avail. So I brought back the card and contacted Lexar. I was given a RMA no. After spending 2 weeks waiting I receive no news from Lexar so I contacted them but only to discover that they too cannot retrieve the data. I was so disappointed and I still have doubt whether they had tried retrieving the data at all. According to them they seldom come across a card so badly damaged. I told them about my attempt to retrieve the data myself using their data recovery software but that never work either. They suggested that I get the software upgrade and gave me the link. To add salt to the wound he said I will have to pay for the upgrade. The customer service said that's all they can "help". What help I said my card data was never recovered and they want me to pay more for an upgrade that probably wouldn't work either as they too cannot retrieve my data in their own workshop environment. After this experience I will never buy another Lexar card. Buyers beware use Lexar at your own risk! :huh