I had very high hopes for this card…or at least some kind of measured improvement in read, write and transfer speeds. Have had the new 16gb version for several weeks and it’s actually slower than my Transcend 8gb class 6 card. Feels a bit quicker in the camera, but honestly, the transfer speeds are embarrassing.
My Sandisk 16gb extreme sdhc class 10 45mb/s card average transfer speed is rarely above 11mb/s and often as low as 7-8 mb/s…this is using my laptop’s SDHC card slot to transfer files, both to the card and from the card…other cards I have range are as good or faster…8gb Transcend class 6 avg speed = 8mb/s, 16gb Wintec class 10 avg speed = 11-12mb/s and pretec 16gb class 16 (did i say class 16? yes, it’s what the card and website say)…avg speed 11-24mb/s…it varies…not sure why…
What gives? Did Sandisk develop the UHS-1 spec to be used only in high end cameras?
Is it meant to be much slower than the competition when not used with UHS-1 capability?
It’s just crazy, seeing how Sandisk has a great rep for fast cards. They are not cheap either, and with the slow speed I feel cheated. Is there something I am missing? perhaps a firmware version that’s out there?