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SD card recommendations

womble
Posted 10/05/2018 - 21:44 Link
One of my 32gb cards for my K-3 has started to play-up. Before something dire happens I'd like to replace it.

Any recommendations as to good / fast / reliable SD cards? I'm afraid my knowledge of all the classes etc. is close to non-existant!

Thanks, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
K10D
Posted 10/05/2018 - 21:52 Link
I run with 32Gb Sandisk Extreme cards rated at 60MB/S which is better than the cameras can run at. So far so good. Not sure on current prices but there's plenty of other good brand cards out there.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Edited by K10D: 10/05/2018 - 21:52
AlJones2402
Posted 10/05/2018 - 22:40 Link
SanDisk extreme pro up to 95mb write speed. Never had one fail me yet and very reasonably priced these days.
Did consider purchasing faster but I believe the Pentax range can't write any faster so would be a bit pointless.
Hope this helps.
richandfleur
Posted 10/05/2018 - 22:54 Link
AlJones2402 wrote:
SanDisk extreme pro up to 95mb write speed. Never had one fail me yet and very reasonably priced these days.
Did consider purchasing faster but I believe the Pentax range can't write any faster so would be a bit pointless.
Hope this helps.

This.

I use solely SanDisk 90 or 95 extreme/pro cards and swear by them.

I always format in camera, and remove the SD card from the camera to copy to a computer afterwards.
NaimKhan
Posted 10/05/2018 - 23:08 Link
Until recently I only used San Disk but I have now got a Samsung. Its seems to be of good quality and is supposed to be water proof + more - see in description.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XFBGYLW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=...
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wvbarnes
Posted 10/05/2018 - 23:10 Link
Sandisk Extreme Pro for me 95 mb/s write in my K3II. I have had one fail replaced by Amazon no quibble.First ever failure since going digital in 2002.

If a card plays up, dump it before you lose something important. Flash is a volatile memory format.

I have some Toshiba 30 mb/s cards that seem to work fine too.

Both XD SC! as noted on the card door.

I too format after each days downloading via the card reader on my PC.
ilovesaabs
Posted 10/05/2018 - 23:44 Link
Extreme Pro or equivalent. I am a bit blase about card unless both cards fail simultaneously.

Sandisk Extreme Pro 32mb 95 mb/sec are insanely cheap these days, I paid £15-20 for the last ones I bought at Focus/Societies. Even on K-1 it takes a long time to fill slot 1 with RAWS.

I always shoot RAW slot 1 JPEG slot 2.
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stub
Posted 10/05/2018 - 23:53 Link
I can vouch for the aftersales service on Sandisk cards. After I has a problem with the plastic housings diminishing and cracking. In my K5II On 6 separate cards All were replaced under warranty. even though they were 6 years old... No Issues with the K1 I'm happy to say..

I too use the 95Mb/s Extreme cards 32 and 64 Gig.. But would also give a thumbs up to Transend..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

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davidwozhere
Posted 11/05/2018 - 00:02 Link
I have been using SanDisk Ultra 16GB cards for a long time. I download via the USB cable and don't do anything to the cards except fill them up. Then I label each one with the date (from/to). That way the card doesn't get overwritten and serves as a hard copy backup. They are relatively inexpensive so I can't see the point of removing it to a card reader every day, reformatting it and otherwise doing things to promote problems.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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womble
Posted 11/05/2018 - 11:39 Link
Thanks everyone. I have Sandisk cards at the moment, and have just ordered a new one.

The old one is probably fine. Just lately, however, it has taken several attempts to get the slot on my laptop to recognise it, whereas it recognises the second SD immediately. Rather being safe than sorry, I thought it best to replace it. I'll add the old one to the pile I keep in case I fill my primary ones, but I haven't ever filled 64gb of card memory before I have a chance to download!

Cheers, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
Edited by womble: 11/05/2018 - 11:40
AlJones2402
Posted 11/05/2018 - 12:07 Link
Hi Kris,
Depending on what card you have, you may be able to claim on warranty?


https://www.sandisk.co.uk/about/legal/warranty/warranty-table
womble
Posted 12/05/2018 - 15:01 Link
AlJones2402 wrote:
Hi Kris,
Depending on what card you have, you may be able to claim on warranty?


https://www.sandisk.co.uk/about/legal/warranty/warranty-table

After three years and quite a bit of use, I think I got my money's worth. The new card arrived this morning. It has noticeably faster writing speed than the old one so all's good.

Thanks everyone. K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.
K10D
Posted 12/05/2018 - 22:18 Link
Used the K-1 today and on copying the files from the cards to hard drive noticed they were both Sandisk Extreme 64Gb 90Mb. I thought I only had 32Gb cards. Must be old age kicking in.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
DSP121
Posted 15/06/2018 - 07:05 Link
"SanDisk Extreme Pro" is best!
richandfleur
Posted 15/06/2018 - 11:34 Link
Benefit of the faster cards is clearing the internal buffer as quickly as possible.
Edited by richandfleur: 15/06/2018 - 11:34

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