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Old Dec 28, 2002, 8:16 PM   #1
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Default My new Sandisk 128MB CF is s--l---o---w

I just got an Olympus C5050, and I picked up a Sandisk 128MB CF card on a great online deal to go along with the PNY 128MB CF card I've had for some time. After ordering it, I found a reference on one of the digicam sites to this card's extremely slow write speed. A quick test of this when I got the card confirmed it-- not scientific, but I did it twice...
RAW file setting, manual mode, max shutter, min aperture-
Time to save file--
PNY 128MB CF - about six seconds
Sandisk 128MB CF - about NINETEEN seconds
and for fun, the 32MB xD card which came with the camera - about fourteen seconds

What is the deal with this? Is this specific to my model camera? I sent a message to Sandisk techs, but I don't really expect an answer.

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Old Dec 28, 2002, 9:45 PM   #2
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FYI, for my Minolta D7i, the PNY card is much quicker than the Sandisk too.
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 4:54 PM   #3
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i posted a thread a while ago re card speeds in the oly forum you may want to check out; well, this is dissapointing, as i was hoping to buy a 512 cf card to use in my 5050! damn...
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 5:31 PM   #4
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FYI... as a reference, a raw file on the D7(original) with the microdrive is ~12s 8)
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