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Old Aug 16, 2005, 3:26 AM   #1
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Staples has PNY SD 512mb cards on sale for $29.99 this week. I got one but haven't opened it yet. I haven't ever heard of this brand. Is it reliable?
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Old Aug 16, 2005, 8:24 AM   #2
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I have used several PNY products without issue.
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I have used several PNY products without issue.
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I picked up one of their 512 SD cards a few months back.
PNY generally just resells other companies products; the card was a Toshiba, which isn't the fastest card around, but pretty reliable.

PNY has been around a looong time in retail stores, at least in terms of computer accessories. I still have some old 72-pin SIMMs floating around from them somewhere (they're over 10 years old, at least).
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I picked up one of their 512 SD cards a few months back.
PNY generally just resells other companies products; the card was a Toshiba, which isn't the fastest card around, but pretty reliable.

PNY has been around a looong time in retail stores, at least in terms of computer accessories. I still have some old 72-pin SIMMs floating around from them somewhere (they're over 10 years old, at least).
Ok....asking what is probably a REALLY dumb question but I gotta ask it....

When you say it isn't a "fast" card does that mean there is going to be a longer shot to shot time while it writes to the card? Or does the speed have to do with transfer to the computer?

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When you say it isn't a "fast" card does that mean there is going to be a longer shot to shot time while it writes to the card? Or does the speed have to do with transfer to the computer?
Both, actually.

It depends on your camera, though. You may not even notice it.

For my needs, I just have a Canon A510 camera, which isn't a fast enough camera for the card to become a bottleneck.

If you have a higher-end camera and/or are planning on shooting video segments onto the card, the speed would be a bigger factor than it is in my case.

(In terms of transferring to the computer, using a USB 2.0 card reader, the differences are fairly minimal, so I wouldn't be too concerned about that part, IMO)
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If you have a higher-end camera and/or are planning on shooting video segments onto the card, the speed would be a bigger factor than it is in my case.

Thanks so much! I have a Kodak EasyshareCX7530 so hopefully it won't be an issue as that definitely isn't high end.



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