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Professional Max P3P sd card write speed?

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by JustinJ, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. JustinJ

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    Please excuse if this has actually been discussed already! (I cannot find the answer)

    What is the max write speed of the P3P?

    I notice class 10 UHS-1 micro sd cards have vary different "write speeds"

    (This is true of the "read speeds" quoted on the front of the packs too)

    I am probably going to buy a Sandisk extreme pro 64GB - as it quotes both "read" & "write" of about 90 / 95 MB/s

    Is this complete overkill if the P3P only writes at maybe 40 / 50 MB/s (for example) ??

    Thanks
     
  2. bbfpv

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    Supported SD Card Types Micro SD
    Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
    Max Bitrate of Video Storage
    Phantom 3 Professional
    60 Mbps
    Phantom 3 Advanced
    40 Mbps

    Doesn't hurt to have a better card, and it's not a significant price difference for a slower one anyway.
     
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  3. msinger

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    A lot of people like to quote the above video specs (which is 7.5MB/s max). Don't forget the Phantom saves large photos and you'll be transferring files back and forth between your computer.

    The SanDisk Extreme (40MB/s write speed) would be a good choice too if that small $$ savings is important to you. If speed is most important, then go with the SanDisk Extreme Pro (90MB/s write speed).
     
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  4. JustinJ

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    Thank You for very prompt replies @bbfpv & @msinger

    I will proceed to purchase a sandisk extreme pro 64gb - it's only £33 (or $50)

    I think that is a very reasonable price!

    (when I compare both the read and write speeds of the other sd cards)
     
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    That's a good card, I use it in my bird. It's actually 95MB/s. In my cameras I use the 160MB/s cards.


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  6. Meta4

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    Or, you could save your $$.
    Paying for the fastest card gives you no advantage except copying files across to your computer.
    The Phantom is the bottleneck - not the card.