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todaxyz
11-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Hi,
New to this and just bought a Nikon D50 and trying to decide which high speed memory card to buy. Assuming equal performance, does name brand make a difference? Priced a Patriot brand 512mb SD card with a 8mb/s write and 10mb/s read rate (60x) for $40 at a local store. Other brands like Sandisk are more but have equal performance. Does brand make a difference in this case? Anybody have experience with the Patriot brand?

Thanks, Tom

patsy999
11-23-2005, 01:04 AM
check these out at Digiprintuk.com. Fantastic speed:

Ultra Inov8 Secure Digital Card 2GB x120 Speed - Lifetime Guarantee
The new Innovate SD cards have a minimum sustained write speed of 18 megabytes (MB) per second and a read speed of 18MB per second

should fix any of your speed issues

amdhappy
12-13-2005, 07:34 AM
check these out at Digiprintuk.com. Fantastic speed: ... Innovate SD cards have a minimum sustained write speed of 18 megabytes (MB) per second and a read speed of 18MB per second

All, I can see is 9MB (60x) per second. - http://tinyurl.com/afrru

TampaJim
12-13-2005, 08:03 AM
Tiger Direct has a great deal on Corsair 60X SD cards. $26.99 for the 512MB cards. Corsair is a reliable manufacturer and they do provide a lifetime warranty. Tiger is one of the top online technology distributors.

Yes, you can buy faster cards - they also cost considerably more. They could possibly be worth the difference to you depending on what you want to do with the camera.

And to answer your question, Patriot is a reliable manufacturer as well. The biggest issue is speed and warranty.

memo
12-15-2005, 02:09 PM
Brandname does not really matters, since all the cards are build on the same technology, flash memory. Still branded cards can offer better warrranty and support than the no name brands. I would recomend the one that cost less.

The same goes for all memory cards.