Pretec Class 16 567x SD cards


steven9761

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 14:54
If anybody's looking for a fast SD card for their DSLR, have a look at:

http://www.xstra.eu/

They are the only place I can find in Europe that currently stocks a Class 16 as fast as this one! It has a read speed of up to 90Mb/s, with a write speed of 45Mb/s!

I'm sure anybody here into action photography will find it useful, having this in their armoury!!

wvbarnes

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 15:06
Interesting.

Can our present generation cameras make use of that speed I wonder? Useful for transfer to PC afterwards but can we take photos any quicker?

wvbarnes

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 15:10
I read USB 3.0 needed to take advantage of the to PC rate.

steven9761

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 15:11
Bill - I believe the latest Pentax firmware is designed for this very situation. That being the case, Then I guess that as well as the obvious transfer speeds from card to computer, you should see an improvement in transfer speed in-camera. Imagine if you were taking rapid-fire multi-frame shots of a F1 car - on a Class 4 card you might successfully capture 4 images before lag kicks in, for example. A class 6 might give you 6 before lag takes over. Using that rule of thumb, I'd imagine that a Class 16 writing at 567x should happily manage to capture 16 frames minimum before it needs to catch its breath!

Algernon

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 15:46
Are they real?.... they list 2GB and 4GB cards as their
most Popular Products at the bottom of the page

I've ordered one of each
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

steven9761

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 16:14
Algi - They most certainly are real! I first became aware of them when our company had to help shift some computer stuff over to the CeBIT in Hannover earlier this year. The 2 and 4Gb cards are probably lower spec (class4/class 6/class 10). I already have one of their 8Gb 433x's, and my Kr can handle it no problem!

Algernon

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 16:46
Do they supply direct to the public? The seem to be distributors?

Don't laugh, but I've got a Pretec 512kb SRAM Card form years ago that I paid over 50 for I never thought I would ever need to buy anything any bigger!

I bought it to transfer files from a Sharp Pocket PC-3100 over to
a PC Photo of PC-3100 link
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

steven9761

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 16:59
They have a wholesaler in UK, but I bought my 8Gb 433x sd card from King Of Flash (Manchester) via Amazon. I'm gonna ask our Hong Kong office if they can track down Pretec products there, then maybe ship some cards over in the company mail.

Algernon

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 19:20
Pretec list two Distributors for the UK
http://www.pretec.com/where-to-buy/global-partners

According to Tom's Hardware the Pretec cards aren't much different
to some Class 4 to 10 cards, although a lot of these tests are using
very small files. All we are interested in is how long it takes to
copy and write Jpg+RAW files. I normally time about 200MB copy
to PC (then re-boot)and copy PC to card. The speed depends
on your reader.

TEST link

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 08/04/2012 - 19:21

Algernon

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 19:36
King of Flash also trade on ebay. They have the 16GB for 40, but
they have a Class 16 VIDEO version for 23. I wonder what the difference
is? If it's reformatted in camera it should be OK?

link

-
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

steven9761

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 19:42
I'd imagine both are good for capturing video, and I think an in-camera format of either card allows it to write and read identically, Algi. Being a tight-fisted jock, I'd buy the 23 card!

rosesred

Link Posted 08/04/2012 - 20:12
PRETEC HD Video Class 16 SDHC 16GB High Speed Card - SHS316G
Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Nov 2011
Have not seen any reviews of these & not selling like hot cakes then.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/PRETEC-Video-Class-SDHC-Speed/dp/B0062ZSG8K/ref=sr_1_2?s...
Last Edited by rosesred on 08/04/2012 - 20:13
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