Need help choosing an SD card

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  1. rkf76

    rkf76 New Member

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    With so many SD cards out there, I have no clue which one to get. All I know is that I want a 2gb card for my Pentax K100D. These are the one's I was considering, which should I go with and why?

    PQI 2GB Hi-Speed 150X $23.50
    http://www.meritline.com/pqi-2gb-150x-secure-digital-memory-sd-card.html

    Transcend TS2GSD150 150X $19.75
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ARLOE4...e=380333&creativeASIN=B000ARLOE4&linkCode=asn

    Kingston 2GB Elite Pro 50X with TravelLite SD/MMC Reader $25.95
    http://www.meritline.com/kingston-2gb-elite-pro-50x-sd-card-with-travellite-card-reader-kit.html

    I'm leaning towards the Kingston offering. I like having a card reader so I can transfer files to the computer with ease, I can also use it with my cell phone mini sd card since I have the SD adapter.......I can transfer mp3's/videos/wallpapers to it without having to have the phone hooked up to the computer.

    But are the other cards that much better that it would be worth doing without the convenience of the card reader?
     
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    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    I've had no issues with kingston memory products.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Lexar is the best you can buy for a camera. The write speed is nice and fast.
     
  4. rkf76

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    isn't the write speed dictated by the equipment the card is being used in? For example, if the camera can only write at 10x, getting a card that does 150x would be worthless, correct?
     
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    get the fastest write speed you can find. Not much else matters.
     
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    I have yet to see a camera that didn't benefit from faster flash. I have 150x 512MB cards that I got for basically nothing and I carry a few of those instead of a slower 10x 1GB card.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    Theoretically, yes. But you'd have to have a pretty old camera for its internal throughput capacity to be slower than the best flash memory you can buy. Keep in mind that whatever you can get in Best Buy, professionals are using stuff that's 2,4,8x faster (and also much more expensive). That means that the camera manufacturers have to make internals for their best cameras capable of writing at those "professional-grade" speeds, and to diffuse the cost of the technology they include those same extra-fast flash card controllers in their cheap cameras too.
     
  8. rkf76

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    alright, 150x it is.
     

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