SDXC SD cards come at a big premium; too bad we can't slide an M.2 SSD into our cameras

Subject: Storage | February 27, 2017 - 05:23 PM |
Tagged: sdxc, sd card, patriot, lx series

You may recall a while back Allyn put together an article detailing the new types of SD cards hitting the market which will support 4K recording in cameras.  Modders Inc just wrapped up a review of one of these cards, Patriot's 256GB LX Series SDXC card with an included adapter for those who need it.  The price certainly implies it is new technology, $200 for 256GB of storage is enough to make anyone pause, so the question becomes why one would pay such a premium. Their benchmarks offer insight into this, with 83Mb/s write and 96Mb/s read in both ATTO and CrystalDisk proving that this is a far cry from the performance of older SD cards and worthy of that brand new ultra high definition camera you just picked up.  Lets us hope the prices plummet as they did with the previous generations of cards.

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"Much like Mary Poppins bag of wonders, Patriot too has a method of fitting a substantial amount of goodness in a small space with the release of their 256GB LX Series SDXC class 10 memory card. Featuring an impressive 256GB of storage and boasting this as an “ultra high speed” card for QHD video production and high resolution photos."

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Source: Modders Inc

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February 27, 2017 | 08:24 PM - Posted by razor512

Sadly with some micro SD cards now, these companies are pushing for quad level flash in order to get these higher capacities, thus tons of capacity, but very little write endurance.

February 28, 2017 | 12:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yes. There is hardly any difference between QLC and this

February 27, 2017 | 11:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"83Mb/s write and 96Mb/s read"

Really? You should know better.

February 28, 2017 | 02:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When he realizes what he did he should blame it on autocorrect.

February 28, 2017 | 03:57 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

It was a direct copy and paste from the article, go taunt the source of the mistake if you feel the need.

February 28, 2017 | 01:07 AM - Posted by Hakuren

You won't get even half of that. I have some experience with 200 GB Kingstons. Nowhere near specification. Dumping large amount of data on the card takes hours to transfer. And random access - there is no such thing...

Basically expensive eMMC. It would be so much simpler to put M.2/m.SATA card, but Nooooo we have to buy expensive POS.

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