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Which SD card would you buy

Discussion in 'Phantom 3 Help' started by normr, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. normr

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    I was using a 64 gig SD card that I had, it says elite but I don't know the real speed, all I know is when I take a picture, it takes about 20 seconds to save the photo before I can take another.

    I was looking at buying some Lexar cards, they have 64 gb cards that say 633x (95MB/sec and they also sell 1000x(150MB/sec

    The 633x card is $26.99 and the 1000x is $49.95, which ones would you buy? If I get the more expensive/faster card is the camera on the P3P going to be able to utilize the faster speed card?

    Thanks in advance for the advice.




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  2. Meta4

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    No it won't. The speed bottleneck is the Phantom itself.
    So many people get dazzled by the not always true idea that bigger, faster, more expensive = better
    Sometimes good enough is good enough
    As long as you have a card that meets spec you're good to go.
    Supported SD Card TypesMicro SD - Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required

    I can;t see the point in 64 GB cards either.
    Do you want to store the work of many flights on one card and keep sending it out and risk losing it all?

    My preference is a number of 16 GB cards in different colours so I don't get them mixed up.
     
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  3. normr

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    Thanks, I especially like your idea about just going with a number of 16g cards of different colors, that way if I have several it will give me more flexibility.


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  4. kirk2579

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    yea when you accidently leave one in the card reader at the pc you still have more to use.
     
  5. Wolfiesden

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    Dab of fingernail polish fixes that. You don't need much. Little trick I used for SD cards on my DSLR when I bought 6 of the same card.

    I also used these on cards that were full or used:
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    Might have to cut them in half for uSD cards. But they make good indicators as to used/empty status at a glance.
     
  6. normr

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    I took Meta4's suggestion and bought several 16 gig cards from various manufacturers and put item and the adapters I have in this great waterproof case

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    [​IMG] I bought this one for my P3S and it doesn't work. Won't let me format it or anything. Any ideas


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    I got this one and works perfectly. Brings an adapter to put into s laptop.
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    I found that the XC card didnt work?????
     
  11. montelatici

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    For 2K and 4K video you should try to buy UHS Speed Class 3 cards. [​IMG]
     
  12. TexasStar15

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    Same one I'm using, yep works great!
     
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    For P3P/P4, you need a card that can sustain a write speed at 60MB/s (40MB/s for 2K) or faster to keep up with the camera.

    I used to like Lexar but their 633x, 1000x etc marketing stuff is a bit misleading. They promote fast read speeds but they don't prmote their write speeds. Even their website doesn't really tell you their sustained write speeds.

    Samsung has gotten into the SD card market and are pushing out some great cards (Evo+ and Pro+) for a little less $$ than Sandisk Extreme Pro.
     
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    Where can I go e one like that ?