joska wrote:You must read more carefully - I said that I buy the cards locally I don't buy such things from China, the cheap stuff is no good and the genuine stuff not much cheaper than in local stores.
The only CF-card available in shops locally is a 8Gb Sandisk card that costs 36 euros. A 16Gb Sandisk class 10 card costs 20 euros. No not exactly half the price, but not far from it. I could also buy a 4Gb Class 10 Sandisk for 14 euros, or an 8Gb for around the same.
I agree that 16Gb is overkill for an ST. So is 4Gb The 16Gb card is used in my Firebee, I have a lot of stuff there. In my other machines I have 4Gb cards, but they are not very common in shops here anymore.
Sorry, little lost in multiple threads. But 36 Euros for 8 GB card is too much. it's probably some high-speed card, I mean not in Atari relations, because all newer are high speed for Ataris/clones. 4 GB CF Sandisk Ultra was 10 Euros here.
4 GB is not overkill for an ST(E) today. Not just that it is hard to find smaller, but you can fill it pretty well now. Especially when have some multimedia files - like audio and video stuff.