Sandisk extreme

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Sandisk extreme
« on: 21 / April / 2010, 10:47:42 »
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Hi,

I'm just wondering if someone has tested the new Sandisk Extreme class 10 30MB/s ?  I'm not sure if the class 10 will be compatible with my old S5...

Should I be safe and purchase a Extreme III class 6 30MB/s ?

What's the speed limitation on the internal camera buffer? ...there is no point to buy something flashy if the camera can't write fast enough! :blink:

I'm trying to improve my bracketing RAW shooting performance.

Cheers,
Ced.

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Offline reyalp

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Re: Sandisk extreme
« Reply #1 on: 22 / April / 2010, 01:35:24 »
The higher speed shouldn't hurt anything. No idea whether it will benefit.
Don't forget what the H stands for.

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Re: Sandisk extreme
« Reply #2 on: 25 / April / 2010, 06:59:04 »

Re: Sandisk extreme
« Reply #3 on: 27 / April / 2010, 14:31:48 »
I've bought this card, I've updated the benchmarks page.

For my S5: SanDisk Extreme Class 10 30Mb/s 4GB (FAT16)
RAW write21487
Mem write8777
Write 64k6475
Read 64k9002

The numbers are a bit low in comparison of the other Extreme/Ultra III...  :(

I've used Linux to format my card:
 - fdisk by creating a primary FAT16 partition
 - mkdosfs -v -F 16 /dev/sdc1
 - echo -n BOOTDISK | dd bs=1 count=8 seek=64 of=/dev/sdc1

Anything I could do/improve the performance?


Re: Sandisk extreme
« Reply #4 on: 29 / April / 2010, 15:07:17 »
I've created a FAT12 (1M) partition and fill the rest with a FAT32:
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Disk /dev/sdc: 3965 MB, 3965190144 bytes
49 heads, 48 sectors/track, 3292 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2352 * 512 = 1204224 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *           1           2        2328    1  FAT12
/dev/sdc2               3        3292     3869040    b  W95 FAT32

I've formatted both partitions like this:
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mkdosfs -v -F 12 -f 1 /dev/sdc1
mkdosfs -v -F 32 -s 64 -f 1 /dev/sdc2

Here are the numbers:
RAW write21487
Mem write8714
Write 64k10051
Read 64k9153

The SD Formatter http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter_3/ uses 32K as cluster size so I've used the same value for the FAT32 partition.

The "Write 64K" has increased but I don't know if it's going to make any difference.

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Re: Sandisk extreme
« Reply #5 on: 30 / April / 2010, 05:15:20 »
Maybe you could follow a more practical approach. To check if you improved the bracketing RAW shooting performance, keep the shutter pressed for say 60sec and count the number of pictures.


 

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