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Re: Cheap 8 Gig CF Cards.

Just had a similar play myself using Sandisk Exterme 3 card & the Kingston one.
I'd agree that the Sandisk Extreme 3 is noticably faster in continuous shooting at full speed before the buffer fills up, though my numbers are significantly different to yours.

With the Kingston I was getting;

25 shots in 15 seconds to fill the buffer, with the LED going out in 30 seconds.

With the Sandisk;

50 shots in 30 seconds to fill the buffer, with the LED going out in 40 seconds.

It seems that the Kingston takes about 15 seconds to clear the buffer, with the Sandisk only taking 10 secs.

I'm not sure you would notice much difference with the E-1, though I've not tried it yet, as I've got to go and cook tea.

Addendum before doing battle with a couple of dead fish;
Just been to My Memory's web site, my preferred supplier, http://www.mymemory.co.uk

They quote 20Mb/sec for the Kingston & 30 Mb/sec for the Sandisk Extreme 3, so that would fit in with my test results pretty well.
It leads me to suspect that they are probably as quoted and genuine.
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Last edited by peak4; 1st February 2009 at 07:42 PM. Reason: addendum added.
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