Old 02-16-2005, 12:52 AM   #1
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Whats a good memory card out there to buy? I have a digital rebel. I was thinking of getting a Lexar. How about speed? Whats the best speed to get on a card? I was looking at one that was 4x. Is that any good?
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Old 02-16-2005, 02:44 AM   #2
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Umm, 4x is way too slow. Get either the Sandisk Ultra II or the Lexar Professional 80x. I have and use both, and both have awesome write speeds. Plus, the prices for the 512mb versions are coming way down...
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Thanks Dan. So the 4x means how fast the image is processed? Meaning it wouldnt work good for taking 3 shots in a row?
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What about 16 X 128 MB Lexar Memory card as I dont have all that much to spend.
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Old 02-16-2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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Get the fastest you can afford. I've got a Sandisk Ultra II 1GB in my 20D, and it's great. Only a couple times have I maxed out the buffer and had to wait a couple seconds for the card to catch up. As a comparison, I also have a cheapie 512MB card I picked up at BJ's as a backup. I filled the buffer (I shoot RAW, so it only takes 6 shots to fill it), and waited a good 15-20 seconds for the card to catch up so I can start shooting again.

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For the Lexar 80x:
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12.0 MB/sec minimum sustained write capability
For the Sandisk Ultra II:
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Have a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second and a read speed of 10MB per second.
For the Sandisk Ultra III:
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A minimum of 20MB/sec sequential write and read speed
So yes, the "x" denotes the speed of the card. Check the specs before buying. Get at least 40x...
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