"This Best Selling SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory Card 45MB/s (SDSDX-032G-X46) Tends to SELL OUT VERY FAST! If this is a MUST HAVE product, be sure to Order Now to avoid disappointment!"
Get the perfect balance of speed and reliability for high definition video and faster shot-to-shot performance with SanDisk Extreme HD Video SDHC cards. Delivering Class 10 video performance with up to 45 MB/sec read/write speeds, you'll be ready to capture HD video on the latest digital point & shoot cameras and DSLRs that have high-definition video recording capabilities. Go with the latest in SanDisk memory optimized for video, and enjoy the ultimate in performance and high-def clarity.
Of course, pulling pictures and video off the card is also quicker than with the Transcend. Although both cards are “Class 10,” the SanDisk is 50% faster than the Transcend.
What I wanted to point out to those looking is that this IS the latest 45MB/s SDHC Extreme 16GB card. AND it’s at the same or better price as others selling the previous models!
Maybe I’m the only one that’s confused about the different versions of the SanDisk SDHC cards. But I searched and searched trying to make sure I was getting the latest card instead of overpaying for old stock. I even contacted SanDisk, and their customer support didn’t even know that the Extreme is now 45MB/s! They actually told me that I would have to buy the (now outdated and overpriced) SDSDXP1-016G to get 45MB/s. I researched this for a couple of evenings, and still knew enough to explain to SanDisk that the SDSDXPA-016G is the new version of what they told me to buy, and it’s now 95MB/s for the same price!
So here’s the breakdown of what I found as of 3/22/12:
Lower price Extreme SDHC:
SDSDRX3-016G – 30MB/s – OLD
SDSDX-016G – 45MB/s – CURRENT (Apparently Brand New)
Higher price Extreme Pro SDHC:
SDSDXP1-016G – 45MB/s – OLD
SDSDXPA-016G – 95MB/s – CURRENT
The cards are all about the same price if you buy the same classification and GB size. (A 16GB Extreme is going to be twenty-five to thirty bucks regardless if it’s 20MB/s, 30MB/s, or 45MB/s.)
I don’t know if you really need this Extreme card vs. Ultra or Extreme Pro. You can determine that… But don’t Overpay for the same performance! Be sure you Get the Latest Version of whichever you choose.
I’ve put the card in both my desktop and laptop computers and haven’t had any problem reading the images off them.
If you’ve spent a bunch of money on a DSLR why go cheap when it comes to the storage? A slow card can reduce the performance of the camera if you’re shooting rapid fire. After looking at many reviews here and at photography websites I decided on this card and I haven’t been disappointed.
This SanDisk Extreme card isn’t as expensive as some of the others out there, but it actually works as specified. I’m using this card with a Nikon D7000 Digital SLR for shooting RAW and JPG still images and HD video. You might be able to get by with a lesser card if you’re only shooting JPG stills, but if you want to push the capabilities of your device and avoid read/write errors, you need to get a card capable of dealing with the data your device is trying to store. I won’t ever again try to save a few bucks buying off-brand digital media, because I’ve had so many problems.
I ordered one of these SanDisk Extreme cards to test out. It works perfectly, so I’m going to order a couple more. Well worth it!
I think this card is just the perfect compromise between the cost and the speed, but if money is burning a hole in your pocket might as well go for the Extreme Pro version. For my purposes 45 MB/s is plenty.
Btw, this card is a little bit slower in real life tests. The two cards that I bought topped out at about 42 MB/s (obviously it was tested over USB 3.0)
I remember when Sandisk cards used to be 2-3 MB/s faster than the speed they were rated at, even when the fastest cards were only 15 MB/s, but I guess Sandisk isn’t trying to make a name for itself anymore so no real need to go the extra mile. I think as long as it’s within 5%-10% of the advertised speed it’s not a big deal.
Word of advice: make sure that your equipment is compatible with the SDXC standard and can take advantage of UHS-I, because most of the stuff out there isn’t, so the card will either not perform at the rated speed or won’t work at all.
There’s also a 128gb version of this card. I’d go for it if I shot a lot of HD video, but for taking pictures 64gb should be enough.
I filled the buffer of my Nikon D7000 with 9 RAW images, then measured the time to write that entire buffer to the card. This is about 192 MB. I formatted each card in camera, and then performed three consecutive runs on each card.
Results (time in seconds):
SanDisk 1: 6.9, 7.2, 7.3; 26.9 MB/s avg
SanDisk 2: 6.9, 7.0, 7.1; 27.4 MB/s avg
Transcend 1: 12.0, 11.4, 11.9; 16.3 MB/s avg
Transcend 2: 15.8, card error, reformat, 15.4, 15.8, 15.5; 12.3 MB/s avg (for last 3 runs)
So, if we toss the 2nd card for being sketchy with the card error (I have encountered that only once or twice in the field, and I didn’t lose the photos already recorded), we find that the Transcend card has 60% of the SanDisk’s speed. So it would appear this SanDisk card has pretty good bang for your buck, with considerably better absolute performance, and better performance per dollar.