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For most aspects of technology you need an SD card. Both my partner and I have decent camera and I enjoy photography as a past time. Therefore good, reliable SD cards are needed store our photographs and videos on.
My boyfriend bought this card from the supermarket thinking it was a bargain and that the large capacity would mean that he would only need the one SD card. Unfortunately the card has a low write speed and seems to take a lot longer to transfer data to the computer.
*Price and availability*
The card is widely available, my boyfriend bought it from our local supermarket and he paid £19.99. The card is available on Amazon for £21.65 so I would shop around and see if you can get it cheaper.
The card is standard size (32mm x 21mm x 2.1mm) it is black with the san disk logo on. It is clearly labelled with the size you don't get it mixed up.
The card comes in a see through plastic case so that when you are not using it, you can store it away safely to prevent it from being scratched or damaged. It feels rather robust and durable. This is backed up by the lifetime guarentee imposed by San disk. This is a great advantage and offers peace of mind.
The card is categorised as class two in speed. The class of the card determines the minimum sustained write speed to the card in megabytes. There are three categories with this card falling in the lowest category. Class 2 = 2MB/sec, Class 4 = 4MB/sec, Class 6 = 6MB/sec.
*What can I store on it*
If you use a camera that takes photographs at around 10 megapixels, you will get around 6160 pictures on the card.
Videos shot in normal mode ( around 9mbs/vbs) you can store around 240 minutes of video. Alternately the card will hold around 300 minutes of music.
As a class two card, it is noticeably slower in regards to transfer rates but not as bad as a 4gb class 2 card I own. For the price, if you just want it for taking photographs then the high capacity is fantastic and it is more than adequate, however for video it is a real let down and is very slow. I would recommend a higher class of card.
I like to take photos and so over my years as a budding photographer I have accumulated a number of different memory cards. Thankfully the majority of cameras nowadays use the same standard format - SD or SDHC.
Some time ago my local PC World had a sale on digital media and I bought two Sandisk Ultra II 16gb Class 2 SDHC cards for £65. I had intended to give both to my girlfriend but after finding that I could use one of them I changed my mind! The card is quite expensive as SD cards go but it is quite a large capacity and in theory you shouldn't need another card in reserve.
The card itself comes in the standard Sandisk plastic packaging which is a small clear plastic case which holds the media quite snugly and is useful for holding the card safely while you're taking photos with another. A manual is also provided but I didn't even look at this as I already knew how to operate an SD card!
Sandisk themselves quote the card at 32x24x2mm in size though all SD cards are the same standard size so this is of little importance. As with all SD media there is a write-protection toggle switch on the left hand side which prevents you from accidentally deleting your prized photos of your cat on a beach ball!
Previous reviewers have commented on the speed of this card with regards to data transfer, both in camera and desktop use. Honestly I've found little different in this card when compared with any of my other ones. I haven't conducted any formal speed testing but I haven't noticed any significant decrease in transfer rates when copying my photos back to my laptop or recording videos on the go. A professional photographer may notice a difference but day to day snaps don't seem to phase it at all.
I can't really quote storage figures to you as it obviously depends on the quality of your photos or videos. I will say this however, I have yet to fill this card on any occasion using my camera. I do tend to wipe my card between uses but even if I forget to I'm nowhere near capacity. Again a professional may have differing views on this an ordinary photographer will have no issue.
Overall I'm quite happy with my purchase, it was relatively cheap on a per unit basis and has served me quite well since. If the item were not on sale I probably wouldn't have bought it and instead would have gone for a smaller capacity card instead. On that point, if you don't take that many photos it's probably not worth your money to have a card this size, but if you do you could go far worse than buy the Sandisk Ultra II 16GB Class 2 SDHC.
Sandisk Ultra II 16 GB Class 2 SDHC
The card comes in a plastic package which information about the product itself. The package is a bit difficult to open and I needed a scissor to get the little card out. The card itself is again in a small little case with is easier to open and safely stored. The manual that comes along with the product is informative and contains information such as the contact information and how to use the card.
The dimensions of the card are: 32 mm x 24 mm x 2.1 mm. It feels like a very solid card, however, you also have to be careful with such a products. The colour of my card is black with gray covered with a white sticker SanDisk brand and also the speed of the Ultra card.
The price of this product is about 60 pounds. The card is a bit expensive when you compare to other cards but we got this one with our camera. I don't think i would pay such a high amount myself for a memory card and think the cheaper cards will be fine to use.
You can see why it's so expensive. It is amazing to see how fast pictures and video are stored on the card even with the higher resolution pictures and films. It's really ideal for regular users. You can stop this card into the card reader and the speed the data transfers is amazing. It goes about 15mb per second and compared to my other older SD card, this is really quick. You can use this card for example cameras, laptops and phones but always makes sure your device is compatible.
Obviously it depends of the quality of the music, pictures and movies of how big the files are in size and how much you can fit on this card but since you have 16GB storage space, I never run out. If you use this primarily for pictures it's really more than enough.
I've really only good experiences with the product, but I use it mostly with my camera. The storage capacity and the high speeds make this an absolutely top product. I think it is still quite expensive, but you get value for your money. It is amazing to see how fast everything is stored and how fast your video and photo material can be transferred from the camera to laptop. Great product!
If you like taking snaps with a digital camera then at some point you will want more storage space for them than what came with your camera.
I had one of the scandisk ultra II cards. It was a 16gb class 2 sdhc card. I have had a lot of different cards with a range of storage sizes and speeds including one of these.
The 16gb storage space was useful and I think it was good because it could store more photos than several smaller cards could. When I used this I didn't have to take extra cards with me to store photos but it was not very good for video and I found out I should have had a faster 4 or 6 class card for that instead.
This card was good for going out and taking single photos but not for video. There is nothing worse than when you can see some good shots that you want to take quickly and don't want to miss out on but don't have any more space to store everything.
The card was ok for storing photos but this card is not great for rapid shots and worse for video. The write speed on the 16gb ultra II is a bit better than the class 2 description makes you think. The card has a top speed of 8 or 9 gb per second and that is better than the 2 speed minimum some class 2 cards have.
If you take lot of rapid fire photos then the card being class 2 will be a problem like it was for me and you will be better getting a faster card. I think this card ok for single shots but when I wanted to record video using the card it was a let down.
I got a bit confused between the card being high capacity and high speed when I got it and that was my mistake. The card is ok for some stuff but is a let down in the areas I mentioned here.