K10D newbie question on storage cards.


moretvicar

Link Posted 30/05/2017 - 18:41
Hi
Please can someone recommend a storage card that is a good computerise between cost and performance?
Many thanks
Nick

McGregNi

Link Posted 30/05/2017 - 18:51
The best value comes from the smaller capacity ones now, and those that are less than the fastest.

You don't need the ultimate in performance for use with the K10, so I'd look at the 16Gb cards from Sandisk, and' 'Class 6' ... Those should give a very high price to performance ratio.
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 30/05/2017 - 18:52

stu62

Link Posted 30/05/2017 - 18:53
I tend to use sandisc I don't know when your firmware was last updated but if it as not it will probably only recognise a 4gig card and if you hunt round you can pick them up between 5 and 10

jeallen01

Link Posted 30/05/2017 - 21:32
Another plug for Sandisk - very few failures over the years.

Nevertheless, it still might be an idea to get the fastest (at least Class 10 if you can) cards you can in case you get to use a more modern body in the future - there is definite difference in how fast the files are saved as compared with the earliest cards (can't now help with the K10D as I sold my Samsung GX-10 - a KD-10 clone - quite a few years ago).

BTW the latest firmware updates are here http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/Photo-Downloads.html#MediaTypeID4 and the last K10 version appears to have been k10e130w.EXe
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 30/05/2017 - 22:01

doingthebobs

Link Posted 30/05/2017 - 22:19
I would go for class 10 and I wouldn't bother going bigger than 8g, 4 g if you can get them! The file sizes on the k10 are not that big and you'll probably find a couple of these will be plenty for now. If you have too big a card it tempts you to not download your pictures often to a safer medium, and you can lose a lot if your 16/32 gig card does go west!

7Dayshop have Lexar premium class 10 8g for 7.39 each at the moment. link You could use a micro sd, with a SD adapter. This can work cheaper as they sell more micros. link

I'm sure there will be some who disagree but I have always looked at the stated speeds rather than the brand name when I buy SD cards and I have not been disappointed. I have had occasional problems, both with big brands and cheaper brands but on the whole I think I have saved myself lots of money by buying cheaper brands.
I do think it is worth buying from regular suppliers though, usually 7dayshop. They are easy to deal with and do sell cheaper brands but I trust them not to flog me counterfeit stuff, like some far east suppliers might!
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Last Edited by doingthebobs on 30/05/2017 - 22:36

davidwozhere

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 00:32
I have used Kingston 8gb cards for a long time. I get them from a mail order outfit called day2dayshop in the channel islands whose prices and service are quite excellent. link You will find almost everything here.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 08:30
Ref 7 Day Shop - generally pretty good but I have had at least 1 failed own brand SD card, and TWO own brand USB3 Memory Sticks which overheated and failed after periods of intensive file transfers - they replaced the 1st one with the 2nd one but when that failed I insisted that I wanted another good brand and got one.

Also, I'm dubious about using micro SDHC cards because of the additional contact interface in the adapter and I've had several such failures, especially with Kingston branded products. BTW: ebay is notorious for some sellers supplying fake Kingston products, and, in fact, I won't buy any more cards of that brand from anywhere!
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stu62

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 08:40
I use sandisc and pick them off the high street wilkinson always seem to be the cheapest 4gig class 10 usually about 7.99

stub

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 09:43
Look no further....
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Memory-Cards/SanDisk-Ultra-SDHC-Class-Mbps-Frustratio...
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jeallen01

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 09:51
Stub

That's about the right current price for that card, and I have some 32GB versions (as well as some slightly slower, but still Class 10, 16GB versions) - but, at 16GB, it might be too big for the OP's K10D to recognise even after a f/w upgrade (not sure what the limit would be).
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stub

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 13:00
jeallen01 wrote:
Stub

That's about the right current price for that card, and I have some 32GB versions (as well as some slightly slower, but still Class 10, 16GB versions) - but, at 16GB, it might be too big for the OP's K10D to recognise even after a f/w upgrade (not sure what the limit would be).

It's my understanding that the K10D after installing the latest firmware. Can take upto 16Gb SDHC cards. If you upgrade to these cards you will also need a SDHC card reader. If you take the card out to transfer your images.. (These are now very common. In fact, it will be hard to find one that isnt SDHC compatible.)
Last Edited by stub on 01/06/2017 - 13:28

jeallen01

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 13:09
stub

That sounds the right advice - but the OP should get a USB 3, rather than a USB 2, card reader because the former cost around 4, and that's only a few pence more than the latter - no faster in a USB 2 port but faster and more "future proof" if his PC has a USB 3 port.
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 01/06/2017 - 13:13

Algernon

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 16:54
This is one of the best USB3/2 card readers you can buy and it's only 8.79
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Kingston-MobileLite-G4-USB-3-0-SD-SDHC-SDXC-Micro-...

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Last Edited by Algernon on 01/06/2017 - 16:55

moretvicar

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 17:25
Thanks all for your helpful answers.
Are there any issues possible when upgrading firmware?
I wouldn't want to cattle-truck it just before my holiday!
Nick

jeallen01

Link Posted 01/06/2017 - 18:48
Tips
- carefully read the instructions on the f/w download page, especially the sequence of events and the info on when the process can be considered to be complete
- Use an SD card formatted in the camera, and not in a PC
- make sure the battery is fully charged
- don't be tempted to "fiddle" with the camera during the upgrade process - just try to be patient and wait.
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