Ultra fast secure digital seems no faster...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jonathansmith1962, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Well the subject line says it all really.
    I've upgraded to fast secure digital (as opposed to the sandisk
    standard stuff) but don't really notice any difference.
    Am i expecting too much?
    jonathansmith1962, Jun 9, 2004
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    Dave Cobb Guest

    What hardware are you using it with?
    Dave Cobb, Jun 9, 2004
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    Andrew Guest

    If you are expecting any response without stating anything specific
    about the card or camera, I would say so.
    Andrew, Jun 9, 2004
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    bagal Guest

    In general transfer rates are dictated by the apparatus that the card is in.
    A card reader will probably give faster transfer rates than a camera will


    ps - if the apparatus supports the faster transfer rates you should get
    bagal, Jun 9, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Probably. The card may be very fast, but if your camera can't write
    faster, then you will see little change. You might try the card on a
    card reader (USB 2.0 or Firewire) and see if that shows it is faster.
    Most cameras can't take full advantage of the write speed of the latest
    Ron Hunter, Jun 9, 2004
  6. Sorry, I didn't give specifics as it was kind of a "generalised"

    The camera is a Samsung Digimax V4, the card is a Lexar 32X with
    quoted write speeds of 5 Mb/s. The old SD card was a Sandisk with
    quoted write speeds of 1.2 Mb/s.

    A friend with a Minolta Dimage F100 similarly sees no discernable

    Thanks for the comments all.
    jonathansmith1962, Jun 10, 2004
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