Reddit reviews: The best compact flash memory cards

We found 137 Reddit comments discussing the best compact flash memory cards. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 57 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about CompactFlash Memory Cards:

u/HybridCamRev · 2 pointsr/videography

Beyond DSLRs and mirrorless DSLMs (such as the A7 series), here are the cameras you might want to consider below $10,000 (in ascending price order):

Below $3000

In this category, I recommend the [$1999 Sony PXW-X70] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPAJH8I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NPAJH8I&linkCode=as2&tag=battleforthew-20) professional camcorder.

This camera has a relatively large 1" sensor, pro XLR mic inputs, records to a broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, has an SDI out connection and a [$499 paid upgrade path] (http://adorama.evyy.net/c/60286/51926/1036?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2Fsocbkzx70fx.html) to 3840x2160p Ultra High Definition "4K" resolution.

In addition, the X70's optical steady shot system makes for very stable handheld shots, as seen in the walking shots in this travel piece: [San Blas Islands of Panama. December 2014.] (http://player.vimeo.com/video/119601178)

Here are a few more examples:


u/arachnophilia · 9 pointsr/reddit.com

> They paid $4500 for the photographer and didn't get rights to make digital copies to distribute to guests? Who the fuck did they get, Ansel Adams?

you'd have to pay a lot more for ansel adams: he wasn't a wedding photographer, and he's been dead a few years.

"$4500" doesn't really tell me a whole lot. what does that include? is that just to show up? does that include a professionally-produced album? what did the photographer cover? what were his costs (assistants, gear, etc)? for a whole package, $4500 isn't too bad. if that's just to be there, maybe we're looking at "ripped off" territory. if the photographer sucks, definitely.

> I can see making people pay for prints (high res, photo-quality isn't cheap),

i'll let you in on a secret. printing a high-res, good quality photo is dirt cheap. i can get an 8x10 printed for about a dollar. but this is sort of like looking at a painting in a gallery, and thinking it should cost the same as the blank canvas. you're ignoring all of the other materials that went into it and of the artist's work, talent, and skill.

  1. one part of this equation is gear. i list this first because it's the easiest to quantify. though it's true that the camera is not the only factor in making a good picture, it is a factor. good lenses, good camera bodies, and good lighting means you can do more things -- like capture the ambiance of the reception, instead of having blacked-out background and washed out faces. do the math for me. if someone shows up to the wedding with two professional SLRs, two or more flashes, a midrange professional 2.8 zoom, a telephoto professional 2.8 zoom, and all the appropriate batteries and memories cards, and maybe a backup camera and fast prime for nice portraits... well, i'm gonna start playing tiny violins for $28 for an 8x10.
  2. skill. wanna know what a college education costs?
  3. talent -- and this is the hardest to quantify. do you want uncle fred shooting the wedding on his disposable camera? or do you want someone who knows what they're doing and will make beautiful memories? you really do get what you pay for.

    so, when you're paying for a print, it's not the cost of physically producing that print that you are paying for. you're paying for all of the other stuff -- the quality of the image, etc. the photographer has set his prices at what he thinks is fair for his time and effort and skill, and so that he can make enough back to cover his other costs as well as doing things like eat and pay his rent.
u/fotolyfe · 4 pointsr/videography

It's probably more important to think about your workflow instead of all gungho about cameras, raw footage, and all that.

  1. 50D has no audio input, which means you will always have to shoot external audio, and sync your sound on every take. The easiest way to do that is to slate every single shot you take, do you think it's practical for your work?

  2. An explanation of why you want a CF card over an SD card slot when you pick your camera. First, think data transfer speed. Raw footage for a 5Dmkiii with magic lantern on 1080p is about 4MB a frame, which is about 6GB worth of data a minute. Conversion rate is about 96MB for 1 second of footage at 24fps, which means your storage media needs to be at that speed. Not only that, your cameras will have to be capable of writing data at that speed as well. This in turn, also result in the price of the memory card(s) you will have to get. The best CF card for the buck is about 210, which gets you about 22 minutes worth of footage, tops.

    With your budget, I honestly don't think shooting RAW is practical. Why not work with the image quality that's more within your budget and work your way up from there? Now, $1000 is really stretching it for even the full list of your basic essentials on DSLR videography, but it's a lot more workable than trying to aim for raw. Here's a list I can think of to keep in mind besides your cameras and lenses:

  • Tripods
  • Mic (external shotgun or lav)
  • extra batteries, chargers, battery grip
  • Lights
  • Hard Drives are media storage post editing
  • Editing workstation

    And that's just the bare minimum you should get as a start. With that said, it's probably better to take a loan of some sort. I don't recommend taking loans for a hobby, but if you will be using them, amazon has a great collection for affordable DSLR support gear for beginning professionals, most offer amazon prime 2 day shipping, and their store cards are easy to get and have 0% interest 12 month financing.

    For future reference as well, I hear a lot of people loving full frame DSLRs. While I very much agree, I wish I can only tell people enough that my 60D's APS-C sensor has saved my ass sooooo many times during a shoot. Cropped sensors definitely have that place in videography work. In fact, cinematography world built their world around cropped sensors. There's absolutely nothing wrong with settling for a t3i or something to get you started.
u/santiagoelcampeon · 62 pointsr/gadgets

this guy has the right idea. but when replacing everything you should highly consider upgrading the components.

hopefully your ipod is a 5th or 5.5 generation ipod classic video.
this is the best ipod classic model to upgrade into a higher capacity ipod (128gb, 250gb, 500gb)

then buy these parts on amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008PO5CSI/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER or http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Elite-Performance-256GB-Speed/dp/B00FF90EZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1421032489&sr=1-1&keywords=pny+256gb+sdxc




the first item is a 128gb & 256gb mini SD card. this will give you the best/fastest performance possible for the size/price. booting from a flash card will be much noticeably faster than your ipod.

the next item is an SDXC to CF adapter, which will allow you to connect the 128gb SD card onto your 1.8 ZIF.

the third item is the CF to 1.8 ZIF adapter for iPod.

the last item are the tools needed to do everything.

connect it all together and you got yourself a super fuckin cool ipod.

check out amazon and ebay for new cases, faces, whatever. you can even get the aftermarket U2 ipod covers and install them.
ipod motherboard.


EDIT: last item is actually a higher capacity battery + tools.

u/flxgssler · 2 pointsr/mac

using the exact same model for that kind of work as well, and it works like a charm 👌🏼
The display panel looks great and the size is very comfortable while doing some work on the ride. I would also recommend those SD card expansions for macbooks. It finishes flush with the housing and offeres a cheap storage expansion :)

Transcend JetDrive @ Amazon

u/ezraekman · 0 pointsr/photography

Buy yourself a netbook for as little as $200 new if you're lucky/patient, or $300 if you aren't. Not only will you have at least 250 GB of temporary/backup storage, you also have a device for viewing (and even mild editing if in a pinch) at a larger size than on your camera, and also for web/email use when on the road. Furthermore, it's slim and small enough to fit in many camera bags, even those not specifically designed for small laptops or netbooks. (However, there are many photojournalist bags and backpacks specifically designed for Netbooks on the market now.) Finally, unlike a more serious laptop, if it's lost/broken/stolen, you're only out $300. (And the photos of course, but that's true with any device.) Just plug in your camera or a card reader, offload your images, and keep shooting. This solution will cost LESS than either of the two you asked about, and has far more flexibility. And they're upgradable. But I'm getting repetitive at this point.

DON'T buy an Android tablet or iPad for this. They're considerably and unnecessarily more expensive, and you're going to be limited to expensive flash memory instead of an inexpensively upgradeable 2.5" internal hard drive. (1 TB 2.5" laptop drives can be found for < $100.) Also, Android & iOS devices don't have any "real" editing or productivity software. They aren't intended to be workhorses, so there's no market for it. But Netbooks run Windows 7 (and can be hacked to run Mac OS X if you're so inclined), which means you can run "real" editing and productivity software on it.

Now, all of this aside, ejp1082's advice is still sound: make sure you've got plenty of media on hand. Having a backup rocks, but make sure you don't need it in case you have no time to offload your cards. I recommend Sandisk Extreme 16GB cards, as they're large enough to hold around 1,350 shots in RAW, yet aren't so large that you're risking losing too much if anything catastrophic happens. Also, they're considerably faster than almost anything else (they add an extra 1.5 shots to my buffer and clear out quickly), and are very reliable. I keep 4 16GB cards on hand, plus a bunch of my older 8GB cards "just in case I need more". If money is tight, I've also had good luck with Transcend 8GB cards, though I wouldn't recommend their 16GB cards due to read speed/performance issues. And at a paltry $20 per card, they're a no-brainer if the Sandisk Extremes are too pricy.

u/evanrphoto · 2 pointsr/WeddingPhotography

I have a d600 as well for my wife when she second shoots for me. I personally just don't like the feel of the smaller lighter body. Images are great but I am also used to the button layout of the d800 which was a natural transition from the d700. But it is so much easier to use duplicate bodies. I was using a d800/d700 combo for a little while and thought about swapping the last d700 for a d800 but the thought of having to deal with two different button layouts simultaneously was worrisome.

Wow! That is pricey! Honestly you don't need the super fast CF cards (just super fast SD cards if shooting RAW) for the d800. I started by using these old slow small 8gb and 16gb cards I had been using with my D700s and they worked great with no buffer problems.

I use all Transcend now and the 64GB 400x Transcend CF cards I use are only $69.

u/Sixteenbit · 2 pointsr/hardware

Everyone's got great suggestions here, but I'll offer mine too...

Remember that USB is going to limit you, but SATA might too-- If you're using any type of flash based storage, you're limited to the speed of that card.

I'm a huge fan of compactflash. It's cheap, relatively reliable, and (in my experience) insanely easy to image and reimage. Try sata to compactflash and a 133x compactflash card. My freenas runs a similar setup with IDE to CF.


Also: Plural "Nazis" doesn't have an apostrophe. :-D

u/Conscars · 1 pointr/canon

You install ML on the SD card not the CF card, that way you can format your CF card without nuking everything. I have one of these lexars and it's not quite fast enough for 16:9 1080p raw video. It will do OK for short segments, but has significant frame skipping. For that reason I usually pick a shorter aspect ratio (at least 2:1) to lower the vertical resolution and improve write performance.

I've never had any issues with ML aside from turning on a module that was incompatible with my ML build and needing to restart the camera to re-enable my other modules again. ML has some good error detection there and went into 'safe mode'. I believe it's fairly easy to disable ML if you're worried, but I trust it. That being said, I've only ever used one build since installing and can't speak to the stability of others. Before leaving I would just go through all the ML features you might use and make sure turning them on/using them doesn't cause any crashes or restart problems.

u/xGrimReaperzZ · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

And a 128GB SD card would still cost less and have "free" shipping for me, because i have an amazonprime membership

And my budget for games is dead, since i just bought a new graphics card, but i'll buy a vita if/when they release worthwhile games. (I'd like to play Persona 4 golden, but i wouldn't buy a vita for one game)

EDIT: It seems like you posted the link, thanks, just bookmarked it.

u/zejjez · 2 pointsr/apple

I have a 128GB Jet Drive in my 2011 256GB MacBook Air. Seems to work great. I have all my home video on it and Backblaze is backing both my regular SSD and the Jet Drive because it is always mounted. Music and Photos on the SSD and the home video on the Jet Drive. I wanted to be sure they all the music was in one place only, all the photos are in one place only, and all the video was in one place only for organization purposes. Seems to be working great. Backblaze backs up anything new each time I open my laptop and am connected to the internet and I also occasionally do a backup to an regular external drive. I want to buy an external SSD though because these regular ones seems to be acting funny after a few years. Which is to be expected I guess. But, I would like something a little less failure prone.

u/willb54 · 4 pointsr/ipod

CF card here and battery here. A couple things worth noting about the battery are that the website says it is 650mah, but the one I received says 700mah. Also, the battery is ever so slightly thicker than the original, so I had to remove the rubber boot from the CF card to make it fit, and even after that it's a tight fit. That being said, the results are totally worth it!

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/photojournalism

$80 flash that supports HSS

$110 Canon 50mm f/1.8

$250-$300 Canon 50D That link might not work I just searched Amazon for used 50D's. Again Fredmiranda.com and even a reputable ebay seller is a good option for used stuff. Be sure to pay the paypal fee's for protection and look for sellers with a 99% rating after a decent amount of sales.

The 50D is definitely long in the tooth but it has a professional build and controls. Here's a review article. It's 15mp which is plenty and has a pretty good autofocus system 9 cross type autofocus points iso: 100-3200 expanded to 6,400 and 12,800 with H1 and H2 not the best performance but for $250 you wont beat it. The multi direction controller set to direct AF point selection is imho necessary for PJ stuff. I'm always changing my focus points and I won't own a camera without the direct selector. That and the all magnesium body is what makes it a "professional" camera in my eyes.

You also need a CF card and reader. ~ $30

Totals $520

u/talltexas · 1 pointr/mac

I would do both, assuming your have a Macbook, not an iMac. A SD card similar to this to keep essential files on for when you are away from your work station, but I also would also get an external hard drive to save everything else and to keep a backup at home. Amazon warehouse deals offers 128gb expansion cards for around $56 (cheaper if your can deal with a smaller one), and a whole selection of external hard drives for $50-$60. However, if you want to choose one with the less hassle would be the SD card, assuming you have a model which supports this.

u/DavidXGA · 4 pointsr/applehelp

The best way is probably half-length SD cards that are designed to fit in your SD card slot and not stick out, so that you can leave them in there permanently.

You can also get a thing which does the same thing for microSD cards: https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-microSD-Adapter-MacBook-Non-Retina/dp/B00WQVK754/

u/tsteele93 · 4 pointsr/photography

Amazon.com is your friend. The Transcend cards get very good reviews there.


u/ednichol · 2 pointsr/shanghai

These are great, relatively cheap and super easy for adding extra space on your macbook:


I stupidly bought a macbook air with only 128 gigs of memory, so within months I was desperately in need of more.

u/AdversarialPossum42 · 3 pointsr/linux4noobs

>If the other laptop is 15 years old, you might want to check that it supports SATA, and not IDE - otherwise an SSD is not going to be an option.

A Compact Flash to IDE adapter would still be better than whatever spinning disk originally came in the laptop. Ubuntu doesn't need much space. Even an 8 GB CF card would be more than enough for tinkering around.

u/SumoSizeIt · 6 pointsr/mac

Thunderbolt 2 to HDMI cable or adapter will help should you ever want to hook it up to a projector or tv. You can usually get a combo one that also includes DVI and sometimes even VGA.

I also recommend a USB 3.0 hub, ideally with ethernet built in to kill two birds with one stone.

Finally, if this is a 13", a slim SD card that doesn't need to be removed is nice for expanding storage.

If you ever need to do a microphone input, I also suggest a cheap USB soundcard.

u/jmarch5 · 1 pointr/apple

Yes, when I got my 128 GB MBA I had to move my iPhoto and iMovie libraries to external drives. iTunes in the Cloud helps; I only have a fraction of my music library stored on the MBA and I don't keep large iPhone apps in my iTunes library. Even after all that, I got a Trascend Jet Drive to give myself some room to breathe.

u/cbass717 · 2 pointsr/mac

It depends on the uses. I got the 128gb rMBP and its fine for me. I pay for Google Music All Access so no music is ever stored on my computer as I stream. Transcend also makes this cool external ssd that is flush with the device. That said if OP does a lot of photo/video edit then maybe opt for the bigger SSD. But depending on his uses you can make the 128gb work really well if you are conservative with it.

*edit can't spelling

u/Sociophilo · 1 pointr/cinematography

Consider this CF Card - I've been hearing good reviews on EOSHD.


I am hopeful for a more accessible workflow as this is literally base code, there has been no refinement whatsoever.

u/ffachopper · 1 pointr/argentina

MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015, la compré por laburo para usar fuera de casa y terminé usándola poco y nada dentro de casa, siempre conectada (tiene menos de 40 ciclos de batería). Está como nueva, sólo la usé para grabar cosas con el Logic Pro X con una placa de sonido externa y una guitarra. Es de 128gb + 128gb extra de una tarjeta Transcend super práctica que va en el cosito de la sd https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-JetDrive-Storage-Expansion-TS128GJDL130/dp/B00K73NT0S)

u/hiroo916 · 1 pointr/applehelp

Get one of these flush mount SD cards and add 128GB of storage. It's not super fast but it's good enough for the music and other media type stuff. Only about $74.

Retina 13" version

Air 13" version

u/asherichia · 2 pointsr/mac

With Retina MacBooks, upgrading the RAM/SSD is not as straight forward as with the non-retina MacBook Pro.Currently, you can change your SSD using drives from this company (https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc/macbook-pro-retina-display/2013-2014-2015), but i'm not entirely sure, it confuses me!

I got the Retina MacBook Pro i5 (like in the listing) but I upgraded the RAM when I was buying to 16 GB RAM, as for my uses it was recommended I would need more RAM than an i7. I didn't bother with the SSD upgrade as I've previously bought these (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-JetDrive-Lite-Storage-Expansion/dp/B00K73NT0S) for my MacBook Air. As I store pretty much all of my things in Google Drive/DropBox etc, I use a Transcend JetDrive to store the physical folders (if that makes sense?), so then my main storage is only taken up by programs I install

£650 seems quite decent, considering they are +£999 brand new. I would double check the model number (EMC, found on the underneath of a MacBook Pro) with the seller

u/Takeabyte · 4 pointsr/mac

Yeah if all you’re doing is basic school work, it should work out just fine. You might have to buy a new battery for it down the road but that’s not the end of the world.

The only thing about using an SD card in that fashion is that the card will stick out from the case and has the potential to break either the card, the slot, or both if you accidentally bump/smash it in your bag. There are a lot of options though for finding a flush SD card like this one though. Just keep in mind that any SD card is going to be way slower than the internal drive and in some cases slower than loading from a cloud storage option. But it will work fine.

u/bylo_selhi · 2 pointsr/waterloo

Have you considered?

  1. A multi-card adapter, eg. https://www.amazon.com/Eye-Fi-Compact-Adapter-Professional-Digital/dp/B001DKO7R8/

  2. A USB multi-card reader, e.g. https://www.amazon.ca/Multi-Card-Support-Extreme-Digital-Compatible/dp/B01ARAH6O0/

    I don't know if these will work technically with the systems you have, but if they do they'd allow you to use SD and μSD cards that are much more popular and tend to be cheaper.

    P.S. I'd stay away from Factory Defect and other such liquidators.
u/logert777 · 2 pointsr/videos

this vs this Both handle 4k but one is twice as much as the other, both are equally good and reliable it's just RED made a mounting system that only works with their product. There's nothing special except the mounting system.

u/oculus42 · 3 pointsr/mac

Transcend makes some specialized SD cards for MacBooks for just such a purpose, but I've never used one.

I keep some 300 GB of photos on my file server at home, and share it out over wireless to Aperture. 802.11ac makes a big difference there, too.

u/chrisrico · 1 pointr/Bitcoin

It looks like you can get a 128 GB SDXC card for about $55 from Amazon. Could this run on a Pi 2 instead?

u/Xplora · 2 pointsr/mac

I've had a 128GB Transcend Jetdrive in my Air to double the storage & keep my music library on it.

It sits flush so can be left permanently fitted without risk of damage.


u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/apple

I've seen people buy SD cards that fit flush in the SD slot and people use them as a second drive. Not sure how well that would work though. Here is a link

u/aflowerysong · 1 pointr/Android

No cell phones with any CF slots out there to my knowledge. You could use an eye-fi SD card and an adapter like this https://smile.amazon.com/Eye-Fi-Compact-Adapter-Professional-Digital/dp/B001DKO7R8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_147_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=PMVN3C7C4DHFEB26TFBC then use the eye-fi app on your device, if you're looking to edit and post online on the go. I used to do this with an older DSLR that took only CF cards before I upgraded to one that took SDs. It is kind of cumbersome but it does work.

Alternatively, https://smile.amazon.com/LANBO-Aluminum-Superspeed-MacBook-Devices/dp/B074VP6SBT/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1511577476&sr=1-7&keywords=cf+to+micro+sd+adapter would probably work faster, since you wouldn't be relying on wifi to transfer your photos to your phone, and you could use your current SD cards vs buying eye fi cards and an adapter. Then you would need a phone with a USB-C connection, though, if you don't have one already. Other adapters may be out there too that work with whatever your current phone is.

u/Scrubbing_Bubbles · 1 pointr/apple

If you are just writing papers and researching, go with the 13 inch. The 128 will be enough, but you can also get a flush out SD card with another 128 gb if you want to store some movies and other stuff.


u/whatthehelpp · 2 pointsr/apple

if you aren't using your sd card drive you can buy one of these badboys.

u/RatherNope · 1 pointr/photography

Also have full capacity SD cards that sit almost flush to be used as permanent storage: Transcend 128GB JetDrive Lite https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K73NT0S/

I use it for my music library.

u/Kiriesh · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Are you aware of jetDrives? Its a flash drive made specifically for macbooks. It'll sit flush in your SD slot and give you more space for cheaper than swapping an SSD.

u/SlickeyPete · 2 pointsr/mac

Have you looked into one of those tiny "leave in" SD card slot drives?

They're reasonably cheap and go up to 256gb.

For example:

u/about_that_crazy · 6 pointsr/apple

Get a storage expansion SD card. 128gb extra is $80, not sure of UK price. http://amzn.com/B00K73NT0S

edit: That link is for 13in retina, double check before buying.

u/Akintudne · 23 pointsr/Android

There's no excuse for an extra 16 GB and an cellular connection costing $100 more, but all tablets and phones seem to do this. SS storage in all form factors has gotten increasingly cheaper everywhere except tablets and phones.

I could buy quadruple that storage as an SSD for only $70, or a USB for $45, or an SD card for $70, so why does a measly extra 16GB cost $100 for an iPad Mini 32GB?

u/sds554 · 2 pointsr/mac

I don't think it is upgradable. However, you can purchase this and stick it in your SD card slot.

I've been surviving with 128 GB no problem. I use Google Drive and Box for all of my file storage needs. I'll download anything that I need and then delete it later. Though, if you are working with a lot of media files, you may want to upgrade to a larger drive.

u/aexeron · 2 pointsr/canon

Realistically, the only time I ever use a 128GB CF card for my 5D is when I'm shooting extensive length time lapses, in which case I use the SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro as you mentioned.

Otherwise, for normal shoots, I just use a few Sandisk 32GB ones. You don't want to put all of your eggs in one basket in case one of your CF cards fails!

u/hab136 · 3 pointsr/apple

>The Blackmagic Disk Speed Test also showed the new models running slower than the older models, with write/read speeds as follows (in MBps):

  • 2013 13-inch with 128GB SSD: 445/725
  • 2013 11-inch with 256GB SSD: 687/725
  • 2014 13-inch with 256GB SSD: 520/676
  • 2014 11-inch with 128GB SSD: 306/620

    So 300 vs 520 MBps write, and 600ish read for both. It's the difference between stupidly fast and stupendously fast.

    Honestly if you only got 128 GB you probably aren't doing anything that will stress the machine in the first place, and wouldn't notice the difference.

    > Is it possible to upgrade my SSD down the road from these guys?. This one article says it can be done. What do you guys think?

    No, that part is for the 2011 Air. The SSD form has changed a few times in the Air, and an SSD that will work in a 2011 Air won't work in a 2014 Air. Looking at their SSD page they don't support 2013 or 2014 Airs.

    You can email them and double-check.

    If you just bought the computer, you can just return it and get a different model within 14 or 30 days (I forget which).

    If not, then get something like this or this if you want additional (although not faster) storage.

    Otherwise wait for a compatible storage to arrive, if it ever does.
u/RobertJP · 2 pointsr/apple

As far as I can tell there are two manufactures that have 128gb sd cards that sit flush or nearly flush so you can keep them in. There is the Transcend JetDrive Lite and the PNY StorEDGE which I have. It seems the PNY is more than when I bought it in February for 80 or so. I've had no problems with it so far though.