Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
Site Supporter
slip's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 2 hours north of toronto ontario canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,515
not just the fastest, but most durable sd card

I have not have much good luck with memory cards, even brand names. got a kingston and it fell apart... pny and it died in the rain... so besides fast, which in your opinion is the most durable?
want to get a good one, but not a hugely expensive (example 300 dollars) one
thanks

randy

12-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 17,166
I am not sure what you mean by "durable." However, I have had very good luck with SanDisk of all sizes and speeds.
12-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: May 2011
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,627
same here...only by sandisk and never any issues
12-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,993
I second that. I've never had any issues with sandisk cards, and they're as fast as advertised, unlike other cards. They're also built better than certain cheaper brands, believe it or not. I've had a transcend card basically come apart as a result of 2 year's worth of regular use.


Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

12-21-2012, 11:30 AM   #5
Pentaxian
LeDave's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis - St. Paul
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,896
I've only ever used SanDisk, none of them are ever broken.
12-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Anvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,616
Sandisk and Samsung are good, the "chip" is molded into plastic. You can even wash them in your washing machine for example...
12-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #7
Site Supporter
Bramela's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Newcastle Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,281
+1 to all the above. I only use Sandisk, and never had a problem of any kind.
12-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
Pentaxian




Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southern California
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,181
The SanDisk UHS-I 45MB/s cards are my favorites right now.

12-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #9
Site Supporter
mikemock's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 252
I use Sandisk Extreme. I have used them at the beach, in the rain, in the dust, in the snow, and in the cold with no issues.
12-21-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
Senior Member
glennbp's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 148
Hoodman RAW STEEL SD CARDS-nothing even comes close!
12-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #11
MJL
Site Supporter
MJL's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The Canadian WetCoast
Photos: Albums
Posts: 365
Kingston for me

I agree Sandisk are good. I have also use various CF, SD cards and USB sticks from Kingston for over ten years. Zero problem.
12-21-2012, 01:32 PM   #12
Pentaxian
mgvh's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MD
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 827
I have been using Transcend of various size (2 - 4 - 8 - 16GB) and class (4- 6- 10) without any problem.
12-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
Loyal Site Supporter
rayallen's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Forresters Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,513
QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
+1 to all the above. I only use Sandisk, and never had a problem of any kind.
Same goes for me. Only Sandisk.
12-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #14
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,442
I have used Lexar, SanDisk, and currently a 32GB Transcend without incident. I have never stepped on them or washed them, however.
12-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #15
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 800
I have used Sandisk, Duracell, Transcend, "No Name", Lexar, Kensington, and many others. Never had a problem with any of them. However, when everyone else says to use Sandisk.... I now buy only Sandisk.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, pentax help, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sd card works in camera, but is not recognised by pc pieterpost Pentax DSLR Discussion 25 02-21-2016 02:24 PM
What's the fastest SDHC card the K5 can take advantage of? SenorBeef Pentax K-5 5 06-23-2012 05:55 AM
Thought my K7 SD card slot was stuffed - but its not! jeremyhall Pentax DSLR Discussion 4 03-23-2011 03:09 PM
Who makes the fastest/best quality SD card for the money? ronin67 Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 2 12-25-2009 01:17 AM
Best (Most Reliable) SD Card Henry Scott Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10 05-14-2007 05:05 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:45 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top