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Jul 04, 2014 00:58 |  #1

what is the fastest memory card i can get for a 6D camera for still pictures?

sdhc class 10 at 80mbs per sec?

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Jul 04, 2014 01:18 |  #2

The 6D's write speed will max out with a good 45 mb/s card. That being said, I'm not sure what it is but when using my 90mb/s card, it seems like I'm able to take more pictures while it's clearing the buffer with the faster card. I tested both 45mb/s and 90mb/s cards (admittedly not very well controlled but got the same results when doing more than one test) and they both cleared the buffer in about the same amount of time.




  
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Jul 04, 2014 01:24 |  #3

Kwirk wrote in post #17010558 (external link)
The 6D's write speed will max out with a good 45 mb/s card. That being said, I'm not sure what it is but when using my 90mb/s card, it seems like I'm able to take more pictures while it's clearing the buffer with the faster card. I tested both 45mb/s and 90mb/s cards (admittedly not very well controlled but got the same results when doing more than one test) and they both cleared the buffer in about the same amount of time.

i've only been to a couple of places and they sell max 80mbs.

what brand is yours?

thanks


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Jul 04, 2014 01:53 |  #4

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17010562 (external link)
i've only been to a couple of places and they sell max 80mbs.

what brand is yours?

thanks

SanDisk Extreme Pro




  
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Jul 04, 2014 02:18 |  #5

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17010562 (external link)
i've only been to a couple of places and they sell max 80mbs.

what brand is yours?

thanks

I use these, they work great.

http://www.amazon.com …=8-3&keywords=pny+sd+card (external link)

They come up to 64GB, I like to use multiple smaller cards rather than one big one though, and at $10 a pop it's not hard to do ;)


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Jul 04, 2014 06:25 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #6

This SanDisk (external link) is the only card that I could find locally before leaving on vacation.
I would have liked one with a larger capacity but this one has served me very well.




  
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Jul 04, 2014 07:30 |  #7

Retired_97 wrote in post #17010888 (external link)
This SanDisk (external link) is the only card that I could find locally before leaving on vacation.
I would have liked one with a larger capacity but this one has served me very well.

I don't have anything larger than 16 gb, but I have 5 of them. Especially if the photos are irreplaceable, I don't want all of my eggs in one basket. I'm planning on picking up a couple more, and maybe go to 32 gb, before I go to Africa this fall.


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Jul 04, 2014 07:41 |  #8

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17010562 (external link)
i've only been to a couple of places and they sell max 80mbs.

Where is "places"? Overseas? I see you have a 450D. What may be available in the States could differ depending on location. But 95 is available in the UK.

http://www.mymemory.co​.uk …-1-UHS--95MB_s---Class-10 (external link)




  
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Jul 04, 2014 08:22 |  #9

Retired_97 wrote in post #17010888 (external link)
This SanDisk (external link) is the only card that I could find locally before leaving on vacation.
I would have liked one with a larger capacity but this one has served me very well.

I just ordered 2 of these. One for my 5D3 and one for my A6000. The reviews and the speed clearing the buffer were the selling point for me. With the exception of one Transcend, I use Sandisk exclusively.



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Jul 08, 2014 15:53 |  #10

I have owned the 8 Gig Sandisk Extreme Pro 95Mb/s card for over 2 years.
I got 2 as a 'mis-pricing' for 50% off at a Best Buy store :D
My 6D burst about 16 frames in raw, NO jpeg, and I bench tested it at 72Mb/s write with USB 3.0
Once a month I do a low level 'option' format on this card and it has never once failed or anything.

2 Days ago I bought a 32Gig replacement of the same card as I lost one
 ??? Luckily it was blank at the time.
I get the same test speed, however my 6D takes 18 burst shots with this card now.
Every setting and testing is identical. Bonus!

32Gig card is 4x the space of my old card, less need to swap.
The cost $50 USD vs $36 for the 16 gig (better deal)
While there are cheaper generic cards, it is not worth the risk of losing photos.
95Mb/s is great for transferring with a USB 3.0 reader.
I get 88Mb/s actual read speed, the max on my reader is 90Mb/s
I swear by Sandisk and never had a problem.


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Jul 08, 2014 16:40 |  #11

Why would you low level format your card?


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Jul 08, 2014 18:33 |  #12

Depends who you believe

Reading at a maximum of 95MB/s and writing at 80MB/s, the new Toshiba SDHC UHS-I memory cards are the fastest in the world.

Delkin says its 32GB Elite 633 SDHC is the fastest in the world, with 80MBps and 95MBps write and read speeds, respectively,


SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards give users an opportunity to explore their true photographic capabilities without fear that their card performance will force them to compromise.
Write Speed: 90MB/s
Class: Class 1 UHS
Read Speed: 95MB/s


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Jul 08, 2014 19:18 |  #13

whiteflyer wrote in post #17019643 (external link)
Depends who you believe

Reading at a maximum of 95MB/s and writing at 80MB/s, the new Toshiba SDHC UHS-I memory cards are the fastest in the world.

Delkin says its 32GB Elite 633 SDHC is the fastest in the world, with 80MBps and 95MBps write and read speeds, respectively,


SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I Memory Cards give users an opportunity to explore their true photographic capabilities without fear that their card performance will force them to compromise.
Write Speed: 90MB/s
Class: Class 1 UHS
Read Speed: 95MB/s

Ok will a SDXC UHS-I class 10 work on 6D?


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Jul 08, 2014 21:54 |  #14

^ Yes it will work.

The SDXC name is for a card larger than 32Gig in size, not based on the speed of the card.

I find my 1,000+ RAW capacity more than enough for my daily needs on my new 32 Gig card.

PrinceAbubu wrote in post #17019413 (external link)
Why would you low level format your card?

I read an article years ago explaining the differences of formatting a card, and low-level formatting.
It is from 2009 and may be outdated by new technology.
I am referencing SD Card formating ONLY as my past and current cameras both us sd only.

In a brief summary:
Standardly formatting a card is like ripping out the TOC in a book, the pages are still there, but not referenced.
Low -level formatting (and more complex data erasing programs) replace all of the data on the card
By inserting 1s and 0s ,aka nonsense, so the pages (photos) cannot be recovered.

Con: This is 'believed' to lessen the overall life of an SD card, although failure could happen at any time.
I do not do this low level often. Maybe 4 times a year and once more in summer after filling the card 4-5 times.
Basically low-level helps to scrub the card clean before rendering new photos on it.
But doing so puts more wear on the sd card. As it permanently deletes the info.
This is why data often cannot be recovered from a well formatted hard drive,
but data can be recovered from someone accidently emptying their computers trash can.

Pro: the reason to to a low-level format is simple. Imagine the card has 100 spots to write new photos.
If you never low-level format a heavily used card, it is constantly writing to random. 'blank' spots.
Example: Spot 2, 12, 11, 9, 1, 56, 83, 34, 56, etc
By clearing this old data out you will burst shots in sequential order.
Example 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, etc
This is said to make the card more reliable and less prone to random failures during shooting,
although, again failure could happen at any time.

Conclusion:
I don't know if either of these opinion factual and testable.
Or if it is still true with new technology in the SLC and MLC cards in compact flash, I should do more research.
I can state zero issues whatsoever with my original 8 Gig Sandisk card I bought around June 2012.
I have filled and refilled it hundreds of not a thousands times in the last 2 + years.
I have done a low-level format on it ten 10 times in those years.

If my outdated knowledge is WRONG please direct me to real current world tests,
most article I find in searching are pre-32 gig cards, if not pre SDXC pre as well.


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