I just bought a couple more sandisk extreme pro cards. The gold colored ones I got from BHPhoto a while ago. The black ones I just got from Amazon. What do you think?
I have three different generations of Extreme cards and they’re all black. Some came from Abe’s of Maine and some from Amazon.
I bet they come from different production lines due to volume. Amazon sells a lot and probably commands a much lower price from Sandisk. Note that Amazon sells two different packagings (frustration free and regular) with different product images and different shipping times which suggests they’re physically separate. Walmart has sold “alternate” models of electronics for years because they are such a huge portion of many manufacturers’ sales.
I imagine that if there were a difference it’d come to light in reviews/blogs since these are high profile cards. I’d expect The Wirecutter, for example, to mention if there was a difference. My cards have held up well over time and I’m not worried about it. You need regular backups no matter what card you use.
Unless it came in a sealed package with a serial number then assume it is fake! If they come loose (in an SD plastic case only) then they are most likely fakes.I just bought a couple more sandisk extreme pro cards. The gold colored ones I got from BHPhoto a while ago. The black ones I just got from Amazon. What do you think?
The new black version is much faster in read/write speed than the gold now. The Black (Extreme Pro) version is 280MB/s while the gold is 95MB/s with corresponding price differences. See here & http://www.sandisk.com.au/products/memory-cards/sd/. BUT, still make sure it is properly packaged because there are also fakes being peddled by some crooks.Mine have the gold label. Both came in authentic original packaging, so I'm hoping it's just that Sandisk have changed their labels, or they have different labels for different markets / regions.