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Old Feb 12, 2007, 6:56 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a high-speed 4GB SD card for my Nikon D80. In order to go 4GB, I was looking at SDHC (SD High Capacity) cards.

Research on the Net revealed that SDHC cards come in various "Classes" with the following sustained write speeds:

Class 2 - 2MB/sec
Class 4 - 4MB/sec
Class 6 - 6MB/sec

Also, SDHC cards need a new USB2.0 card reader (rated SDHC) and may only be recognized as 2GB SD cards in some legacy hardware causing corrupt data and even data loss.

See following:

However, the Sandisk 2GB Extreme III SD card has a write speed of 20MB/sec which is way faster than the new SDHC cards??????

Has anyone tried an SDHC card? Which one? How did it perform?

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 9:07 AM   #2
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I haven't tried one yet but Sandisk now makes their Ultra 2 in a 4GB SDHC card.
Amazon has it complete with card reader for $99. I use the Sandisk Ultra 2 2GB and they work great. They are fast, 9mbs I think.
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Old Feb 13, 2007, 6:49 PM   #3
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Personally I wouldn't buy an SDHC card until there are more support for the product. Your camera might support it but lets say you take it to someone a print shop that might not support it or a home printer at home.

Also the speed isn't really that fast compaired to some of the standard SD card out there.
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