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leon_ Jan 17, 2008 2:02 AM

Hi

Im wondering which CF card i should buy for the e510. Is 10 MB/sec fast enough writting speed? Or shouldis 40MB/sec noticeablyfaster when installed in the e-510

Thanks

Leon

Mikefellh Jan 17, 2008 7:27 AM

Ignore quoted speeds...most companies exaggerate quoted speeds.

Unfortunately no one has done a chart of write speed tests for the E-510 yet, but here is the list for the E-500:
http://myolympus.org/E500/writetime/

The fastest write speed is on the Sandisk Extreme III with is rated by Sandisk at 20MB/Second, and the Ultra II is rated by Sandisk at 9MB/Second.

But with cards you not only have to think about write speeds but read speeds too.


zig-123 Jan 17, 2008 8:03 AM

I too have an E-510 and was interested in getting a new memory card for it.

You may want to look at the information provided here:

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/c5050/c5050-card.html

good luck.

Zig



leon_ Jan 18, 2008 2:27 AM

Thanks to both of you for the answers.

I think ill buy the sandisk extreme III 4gb, its seems almost as fast as the extreme IV




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