I need to buy some more compact flash cards and noticed that Sandisk have updated their range?
Is it worth me buying spending more on SanDisk Extreme PRO 160 mb/s or just stick with SanDisk Extreme 120 mb/s CompactFlash?
In addition to the burst rates folks have talked about, if anyone owns the 90Mbps, 120Mbps, and 160Mbps Extreme Pro CF cards from SanDisk and the Lexar USB3 CF/SD reader, I would be very interested in rough comparative download times to transfer data to a computer. I have the Lexar reader, which I think is almost necessary if you want to put a large SD card in a Canon camera these days; the Lexar reader seems to perform pretty well on modern CF and SD cards, though I can no longer point to exact numbers because Rob Galbraith can no longer afford to maintain his CF/SD/XQD performance database.
Unlike others here, I do not have enough patience to wait for 200+Gb to download directly from the camera card by card, especially if some of the cards are SD cards.
I suspect that the 90Mbps Extreme Pro cards are being phased out, and the current BHPhotoVideo sale on those is a clearance deal. Just my hunch, but I think it noteworthy that Amazon has not come close to matching the price.
I just started using the lexar 1000x 150 mbs and that same card reader you mentioned....it's much faster than my 90mbs Sdisk cf card when using USB 3.0. I don't have specific times to quote you but I would guess that compared to USB 2.0 and my 90mbs card, it's roughly triple the speed. Also, when using my new mbook pro with SSD, it's even faster.
I just found this after a google search....it shows transfer speeds using USB 2, 3, FireWire, and thunderbolt. I didn't know USB 2 maxed out at 35mbs? No wonder my new MacBook Pro SSD USB 3.0 loads so much faster than my USB 2.0 iMac.http://www.macworld.com/article/2039427/how-fast-is-usb-3-0-really-.html