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Old Jan 2, 2004, 2:28 PM   #1
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Default Panasonic 256MB Speed Rating?

I've done research on 256MB SD cards.
I found a post that claims that there are only three manufactures: Panasonic, Toshiba & Sandisk. I found some speed tests that showed Panasonic are the fastest.

I was price shopping for the Panasonic 256MB card and found a range of prices but mostly $75-80.

The problem is I can't get a definitive speed specification for the Panasonic card: RPSDH256U1A
Some sites have 10MB/sec writes, others list 2-3MB/sec writes.
Only the 256MB and 512MB cards are supposed to have the 10MB/sec writes.
Anybody have the definitive answer?
SimpleTech is supposed to use only panasonic cards but they have two speed rated 256MB SD cards, a regular one rated at only 2-3MB/sec and a PROX one rated at 10MB/sec.

Follow-up questions:
The lexar 32X is rated at 4.8MB/sec but they are also supposed to use either sandisk or panasonic chips so how does that work out?

Anybody know of a reliable online place to get the panasonic cards? The usual suspects, newegg, amazon, etc seem either not to have the 256MB card or are out of stock?
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Old Jan 3, 2004, 6:58 PM   #2
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I got a Panasonic 256 "Super High Speed" 10MB/s for 89.00 at the Camera store...the packaging says above exactly.
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Old Jan 3, 2004, 11:50 PM   #3
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You mean the same model number RPSDH256U1A was on the packaging?
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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Default Panasonic Transfer speed 10mb/second

Hi,
I'm also shopping for an SD card and here is the link to find the information I found on the Panasonic
http://hardwarecentral.dealtime.com/...d_RP_SDH256U1A
-hope that helps.... maybe you can help me...I had posted a question regarding the Lexar SD card.... do you know what 32XHHS stands for? Or if this is a good SD card?
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 10:52 AM   #5
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Not sure what HHS is but 32X is 32 times 150KB/sec.
Essentially 4.8MB/sec.
See lexar's info on it here
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Old Jan 10, 2004, 12:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info
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Old Jan 17, 2004, 7:12 PM   #7
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I have a FZ10 and after shooting a burst of 7 photos I have to wait about 1o seconds before I can shoot more photos. Will a faster SD card speed up this wait between bursts? How do I tell how fast my SD card is?
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Old Jan 18, 2004, 11:24 AM   #8
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Depends on whether the delay is caused by your camera or the SD media. If the delay is caused by the SD media, then yes. If the delay is caused by your camera, then no.
I'd pose this question to other FZ10 owners.
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Old Jan 18, 2004, 5:18 PM   #9
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The only card speed spec that matters, is the actual speed you get in your particular model of camera and you won't find that out easily unless you buy the card, or another user posts their shot save times. But then manufacturers may change their source if they are re-branding, or a supplier might change the design!

I'd like to hear from somebody who can report that a 48X speed card saved files in their camera in half the time of a 24X speed card. That hasn't been my experience. My S602 is max with generic Smartmedia, I get closest to the camera times with a 32X CF card, but I've tweaked slower cards and got close to the same times, so the extra money for a higher octane card seemed hard to justify. VOX
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 2:19 PM   #10
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Info re my 256MB card vs the included Panasonic 16mb card.
After a 5 shot burst: the 256 took 10.8 seconds before I could shoot again.
The 16mb Panasonic took 5.8 sec.
I will definitly try to get a faster SD card. I have heard that Panasonic, SanDisk Ultra ii and Simple Tech are the fastest.
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