The new Sandisk Extreme… Is it good?
[written by KopiOkaya]
My FinePix S5 Pro shows 318 exposures for RAF files with a 8GB card (after formatting)
You bet! For once, I can feel my FinePix S5 Pro DSLR pacing along with me when I shoot RAF. After Extreme IV, Sandisk decided to omit the Roman numbers and just labeled it ‘Extreme’.
The new Sandisk Extreme is rated ‘up to’ 60 MB/s and 400X. For me, these numbers mean nothing. Similarly, when you buy a bottle of Dettol Antiseptic Hand Lotion, and on the label it says ‘kills 99.9% of germs’. It always makes me wonder what if some unfortunate soul got infected by the o.o1% germs (that is still a lot of germs enough to make somebody sick) which Dettol could not kill? My point is, numbers are for economists, mathematicians, scientists, engineers, accountants, bankers, stock brokers, folks working at marketing departments, ToTo and 4-D punters. Don’t get sucked into believing everything the box says.
All I wanted to know, is it any faster than my Extreme III CF card. Yes… fast enough so that I don’t miss any important moments . Upload speed is fast as well. It takes about 2 minutes to transfer 8GB worth of RAF files (approx 300+ images) from the card to my computer via a Sandisk USB 2.0 multi-card reader. Extreme III takes about 4 minutes.
Definitely worth the ‘good numbers’ of S$99. I bought mine from MS Color.