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Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 10, 2012 06:23PM
both are class 10, 30 MB/s
Is there a quality difference between the Extreme and Ultra? Thanks
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 10, 2012 06:40PM
Space,

Based on what I saw on the SanDisk web site... Extreme Pro is faster than Extreme which is faster than Ultra which is faster than plain ol' SanDisk. With what do you plan to use the chip?

Robert
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: Z
Date: April 10, 2012 06:41PM
Go with ultra-orthodox.

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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 10, 2012 06:43PM
I don't care much, I plan to store one inside my windows laptop as temporary backup, and later I want to use in a point and shoot camera later this summer while in vacation.
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 10, 2012 06:44PM
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Z
Go with ultra-orthodox.


funny I guess, I ordered from Adorama and I guess they won't ship for a while.
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: Z
Date: April 10, 2012 06:45PM
Some days you wow the crowd... other days not so much. Ultimately, I agree that their nomenclature doesn't provide the utmost clarity.
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: April 10, 2012 07:04PM
Yeah, things got a lot muddier because they increased the performance of their Ultra cards. Plus, there have been several iterations of Extreme cards, each with faster write speed. So it depends on whether it's the new Ultra or old Ultra and new Extreme or old Extreme (or Extreme III or Extreme Pro). At least they put the actual expected write speed on the cards now (but with small print that you may not be able to see on a web site).

Bottom line, I don't think most people will notice a significant difference.



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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 10, 2012 07:40PM
Translation of Sandisk marketing speak, Extreme was supposed to be faster and more rugged for "extreme" conditions but the speed of the pro line has caught up.

If the price is equal, get the extreme in case you ever shoot in very cold or very hot conditions for extended durations.



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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 10, 2012 07:45PM
If it doesn't confuse things even further, there is the "Extreme Pro" line when Extreme or Pro alone is not enough. [www.sandisk.com]



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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 10, 2012 07:49PM
I got the Ultra 32 GB for $30 from Adorama, there is a deal today for the Extreme for $40 from beach camera


they both show up on the main page [slickdeals.net]

I guess I'll save $10 and keep my adorama order
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 10, 2012 07:52PM
If you are going to get the "extreme" such as water or shock then the 32gb Samsung is your card and is clad in aluminum. [www.buy.com]



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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 10, 2012 08:10PM
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space-time
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Z
Go with ultra-orthodox.


funny I guess, I ordered from Adorama and I guess they won't ship for a while.

Jewish Passover. Closed for a week?
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Re: Sandisk SD cards: Extreme vs Ultra. Which is better?
Posted by: clay
Date: April 10, 2012 08:20PM
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Racer X
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space-time
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Z
Go with ultra-orthodox.


funny I guess, I ordered from Adorama and I guess they won't ship for a while.

Jewish Passover. Closed for a week?

most likely. B&H is similarly closed right now.
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