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Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Some amazing prices on Sandisk memory at Amazon today: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&docId=1000816791&linkCode=ur2&tag=mu43-20">Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day</a>https://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=mu43-20&l=ur2&o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

    I just picked up a [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EKJ8UI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006EKJ8UI&linkCode=as2&tag=mu43-20"]highly-rated 240GB SSD[/URL] for slightly more than I paid for 80GB SSDs just a few months ago.

    These prices are only good until midnight Pacific (just over 4 more hours).

    [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&docId=1000816791&linkCode=ur2&tag=mu43-20"][ATTACH=full]225813[/ATTACH][/URL]
     
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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Ivery timely. I just bought 2 240GB SSD through the site link. One for each of my laptops. Thanks!
     
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  3. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    even the sdhc extreme pro cards are on sale. i just nabbed a 95mb/s 32gb sd for my om-d. should help with reducing lag with burst shooting :) thanks, amin!
     
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  4. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    Any evidence that the 95mb/s cards will help? Is the issue how fast the camera can write or how fast the card itself is?

    Has anyone upgrade and seen a difference?
     
  5. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris
    I dont know WTF is going on with amazon, from a couple of months till now ALL of the products that i want to buy, "cannot be shipped to my address" here in NZ. sorry guys...but this pisses me off!. ..../rant
     
  6. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    Depends on the camera but yes faster cards = faster write speeds.

    Only newer cameras support UHS class SD cards though.
     
  7. strang

    strang Mu-43 Veteran

    287
    May 7, 2012
    Wow SSDs have really come down in price.

    My Intel 330 240 GB was about $350 when I bought last year. I thought then that SSDs were finally affordable.

    Link by 0dBm show really good prices!
     
  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'm talking on the E-M5. In burst mode there is a definite lag (for me) after firing off as few as 4 shots. Maybe 1 second. Lag increases fairly proportionately to # of shots in burst.

    I'm using a 45 mb/s card. Does going to a card that is more than twice as fast make a noticeable difference? Will it write twice as fast?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    If you mean the prices at the bottom of the link, those are prior front page deals from SlickDeals. I looked at a few, and they were expired/dead.
     
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)

    Yep, not long ago I bought a bunch of Intel 80GB SSDs as boot drives when they were on sale at Best Buy. I'm pretty sure I paid over $100 each. To see a highly rated 240GB SSD for $155 was a real surprise. Apple charges you $500 to get a 256GB SSD in your MacBook pro :wink:.
     
  11. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    The OM-D can fire off 11-12 burst shots before filling the buffer regardless of card type. My understanding is the card speed dictates the lag time to replenish the buffer after it's full. The faster the card, the less the lag time. 10-12 secs for UHS-1 (e.g. Sandisk 95mb/s cards) while class 10 (30mb/s) cards take twice as long (>20secs). Less lag = less missed opportunities. Imagine trying to take shots of your kid at a recital or school play or at a concert. You can miss a lot in the additional 10secs of waiting. :wink:

    A few online tests I've found...
    http://moonlightknighthk.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/om-d-e-m5-sd-benchmark-test/
    http://fourthirds-user.com/2012/03/olympus_omd_em5_high_speed_burst_mode_shooting_timings.php
     
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  12. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Didn't "need" more memory cards, but the price is too good.
     
  13. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    It appears that B&H has the same or better prices on the same SDHC cards.

    --Ken
     
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Mu-43 Regular

    62
    Aug 25, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Picked up one of the Sandisk Ultra 32GB class 10 cards. Using Crystal Disk Mark I'm seeing write speeds of around 12MB/s in the sequential test. My 16GB Sandisk Extreme card (got it last year so not the latest and greatest) gets around 20MB/s using the same test. My Patriot LX Series 32GB card gets about 19MB/s using the same test.
     
  15. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    At the time of the deal (yesterday), Amazon's prices were the same or better. For example, you can see in my screenshot at the beginning of this thread that the 32GB 30MB/s card was $19.99 at Amazon, while the discounted price at B&H is $23.49
     
  16. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Mu-43 Veteran

    Ordered one of the 32Gb cards for my DSLR, thanks for the link :)
     
  17. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Hi Amin,

    I did compare the prices yesterday. I was not implying that the Amazon prices were not good. I just wanted people to know that B&H had similar prices, and they were not necessarily time limited like Amazon. Sorry I was not clearer in my original post.

    --Ken