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PNY 16GB Optima High Speed SD HC Card (Class 4) - £17.99 @ Play.com +(9p Quidco)
PNY 16GB Optima High Speed SD HC Card (Class 4) - £17.99 @ Play.com +(9p Quidco)

PNY 16GB Optima High Speed SD HC Card (Class 4) - £17.99 @ Play.com +(9p Quidco)

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Description

PNY Optima High Capacity & High Speed SD card is designed for the budding and professional photographer!

A high reliability, low power consumption and super fast transfer from card to PC this really is the only card you should have in your performance camera!

National Geographic recommends PNY Optima SDHC when it comes to digital photography and they certainly know how to take a picture!

Specifications

Superb reliability and low power consumption make the PNY Secure Digital Optima card perfect for digital applications
Ideal for HD video recording
Up to 240 minutes HD video recording
A must-have for digital SLR cameras and digital recorders
Highly recommended for burst-mode photography
Reduced lag time between shots
SPI-mode compatible
Integrated SDMI encryption technology (Secure Digital Music Initiative) ensures that data and copyrighted music remain secure. This technology satisfies artists' needs for safeguarding their work, and content owners and users enjoy greater data security.
Infinitely reusable without quality loss
100% compatible with all devices using SD Secure Digital cards.
5-year guarantee
Sustained write speed: 8 Mb/s
Sustained read speed: 20 Mb/s (133x)
Compatible only with SDHC host devices.
The SDHC compatibility of a device is signalized on its documentation by the SDHC logo.
SD Optima High Capacity & High Speed Card
Speed: Class 4:
Write: 8MB/s
Read: 20MB/s
Data Retention 1000,000 hours

30 Comments

Original Poster

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Bertt;7828960

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Really...? What Do I win...?

I just got mine today, going to use it more as a flash drive by popping it into my SDHC USB adapter pen drive, then I can also use it in my digital camera when I need it for that.

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Original Poster

Get yourself some thing like this the EASYi USB SD Card Reader for SD/SDHC Cards for £2.93 + Free Delivery @ Amazon.co.uk, great for using your new 16GB SDHC card on your PC as extra storage or transfering files, it will just show up as an extra drive on your PC.




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Its actually gone up in price. Give it a week or two and it'll be back down.

yeah - this was 16.50 odd recently. Anyone know how reliable PNY are? I normally only go the Sandisk route - but they are twice the price for similar speed. Also been waiting for a USB stick to come down in price - but these have held prices or gone up over the last year (blamed on inports and the pound being weak)

Some may prefer the following which is a much faster Class 6 device and comes with an SDHC USB reader.
mymemory.co.uk/SDH…der

With Vouchers (hotukdeals.com/ite…mor) you can get it to down to £27.54. Then with Quidco, you can get 6% cashback (£1.65) making it work out at £25.89. A much faster card for effectively only £7.90 more. Of course, it depends on what youre using it for as to whether it is worth it.

(Oddly, my quidco tracking receipt says expected cashback for this item is £2.20 - not sure why that is!!)

Its gone up more than a quid in a couple of weeks. I paid 16.79

PhilK;7847882

Its gone up more than a quid in a couple of weeks. I paid 16.79



I agree it has gone up. It's still a good price but it tends to always be this price or cheaper. So not really a hot deal. :whistling:

chandlerweb;7847878

Some may prefer the following which is a much fast Class 6 device and … Some may prefer the following which is a much fast Class 6 device and comes with an SDHC USB reader. http://www.mymemory.co.uk/SDHC/Integral/Integral-16GB-Ultima-Pro-SD-Card-%28SDHC%29---Class-6With Vouchers (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/596516/5-discount-on-everything-at-mymemor) you can get it to down to £27.54. Then with Quidco, you can get 6% cashback (£2.20) making it work out at £25.34. A much faster card for effectively only £7 more. Of course, it depends on what youre using it for as to whether it is worth it.



I'm not convinced the "faster speed" is worth the extra. I doubt if anyone would notice. I know my PNY 16gb class 4 in my Cowon O2 seems actually FASTER than my class 6. (NOT a PNY)

PNY are excellent cards - pretty sure they're Toshiba.

i got this card just last week, its fast enough to record HD video onto and works very well so far. I've used PNY cards before and they are usually fine. i still have a 256MB one i use for my nintendo wii. the same card by sandisk is more that twice the price and would perfom just the same speeds so for me this is a good deal.

Not really a 'hot' deal as this has been this price and cheaper for quite a while.
BUT good value even at the inflated price - I have one of these in a Panasonic FZ38 - it's fine for 12mp jpeg and HD video.
Just maybe it's a bit slow for JPEG+RAW; but I've not got a faster card to rule out the camera...

chandlerweb;7847878

Some may prefer the following which is a much faster Class 6 device and … Some may prefer the following which is a much faster Class 6 device and comes with an SDHC USB reader...



Just how much faster is that? I couldn't find any specs I could compare between the PNY and Intergral cards. (I'm ignoring the Class 4 vs Class 6 difference as that just says the PNY was at least 4Mb/s in the class testing (could have been 5.9mb/s) and the integral was at least 6mb/s (could have been 6.01mb/s)).

Iv'e tested the speeds of some of the cards i have,Out of a sandisk ultra 3 a trancend class 6 and an Integral ultima pro class 6,fastest was Ultima pro class 6 followed closely by sandisk ultra 3,Last the trancend class 6,Even a sandisk sdhc class 4 was faster than the trancend class 6.I shall always try and buy the Ultima pro or Sandisk from now on.

class 4 is sloooow. I got a class 10 card and even that can't keep up with JPEG burst, never even mind RAW and just forget RAW + JPEG!

btw, sandisk's aren't great. my 8GB sandisk broke. (though they did replace it after much hassle including having to pay international postage) and a friends extreme III corrupted after a day of shooting, losing most of the pics.

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Normal price for this item on Play.

dopeydog;7848738

class 4 is sloooow. I got a class 10 card and even that can't keep up … class 4 is sloooow. I got a class 10 card and even that can't keep up with JPEG burst, never even mind RAW and just forget RAW + JPEG!btw, sandisk's aren't great. my 8GB sandisk broke. (though they did replace it after much hassle including having to pay international postage) and a friends extreme III corrupted after a day of shooting, losing most of the pics.



The SDHC class ratings are based on sustained write speeds of paricular size - aimed at video recording.
A class 4 card could (but probably wouldn't) give just as good performance recording your RAW or jpegs as a class 10.
Sandisk just rebranded all their Class 6 extreme III as extreme class 10 in response to panasonic etc. announcing Class 10. So quite possibly your class 10 card isn't as good as some class 6s.

K1LLER HORNET;7849467

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No it's more expensive than 'normal' :thumbsup:

Yes this old chestnut - can I post it next week!! Hot though!!

Have added heat --just wondered if I could use this with my Asus PC --which only has 4gb HD --could I use this as storage? I am running Ubuntu on it .
Thanks

wombat6025;7850094

Sandisk just rebranded all their Class 6 extreme III as extreme class 10 … Sandisk just rebranded all their Class 6 extreme III as extreme class 10 in response to panasonic etc. announcing Class 10. So quite possibly your class 10 card isn't as good as some class 6s.



no, I checked out the benchmarks and it is faster. and did timed write tests etc.

Ordered - Hot! Cheers.

Original Poster

OK so now I have the SDHC card and the SDHC card reader I have ran a few tests on it's speed.

I used the PNY 16GB Optima High Speed SD HC Card (Class 4) and the EASYi USB SD Card Reader for SD/SDHC Cards.

I used Disk Bench 2.5.3.2 software to test speeds.

I copied a file from my C:\ to my Memory Card.

Size: 549 MB (576,368,640 bytes)
Time: 51312 ms
Transfer Rate: 10.712 MB/s

These are the results of the Read File test.

Size: 549 MB (576,368,640 bytes)
Time: 469 ms
Transfer Rate: 1171.997 MB/s

Batman2;7857893

OK so now I have the SDHC card and the SDHC card reader I have ran a few … OK so now I have the SDHC card and the SDHC card reader I have ran a few tests on it's speed.I used the PNY 16GB Optima High Speed SD HC Card (Class 4) and the EASYi USB SD Card Reader for SD/SDHC Cards.I used Disk Bench 2.5.3.2 software to test speeds.I copied a file from my C:\ to my Memory Card.Size: 549 MB (576,368,640 bytes)Time: 51312 msTransfer Rate: 10.712 MB/sThese are the results of the Read File test.Size: 549 MB (576,368,640 bytes)Time: 469 msTransfer Rate: 1171.997 MB/s



Useful to know - I'll have a play with disk bench tonight - I'm wondering whether the "create a file" option wouldn't be a truer test of the card as it excludes and read delays from C:.

Original Poster

wombat6025;7859026

Useful to know - I'll have a play with disk bench tonight - I'm wondering … Useful to know - I'll have a play with disk bench tonight - I'm wondering whether the "create a file" option wouldn't be a truer test of the card as it excludes and read delays from C:.



I tried that, but not sure if it is working right (I did get a "Not Responding" message from the program while it ran this test), I am using Windows 7 (64-bit), it's not listed as one of the compatible O.S. for this program so am not sure if it is working right, anyway this is the results it gave me.

Created file: G:\DiskBench1.bin
Size: 50331648 bytes
Time: 77984 ms
Transfer Rate: 0.616 MB/s

Is anyone using one of these with a Kodak Zi8? I tried and had no luck. Wasn't that impressed with the 'HD' quality of the camera neither, so sent it back now.... dont know if it was a duff PVC or they're all like that.

I would avoid used mine twice and now its dead!

And most thing i have tried it with does not like it strange?

bassethound2005;7860765

I would avoid used mine twice and now its dead!And most thing i have … I would avoid used mine twice and now its dead!And most thing i have tried it with does not like it strange?



I've only tried it in my camera and card reader - no probs. Since it gets very good reviews generally I'd say yours is definitely faulty.

RudeYute;7860653

Is anyone using one of these with a Kodak Zi8? I tried and had no luck. … Is anyone using one of these with a Kodak Zi8? I tried and had no luck. Wasn't that impressed with the 'HD' quality of the camera neither, so sent it back now.... dont know if it was a duff PVC or they're all like that.



I read some comments on issues with cards over 8Gb on the Zi8 - some suggestions that firmware before 1.0 could be an issue and formatting the card on PC before Zi8 could help...
There are quite a few comments from people using the PNY 16Gb on the Zi8 without problems...

Original Poster

bassethound2005;7860765

I would avoid used mine twice and now its dead!And most thing i have … I would avoid used mine twice and now its dead!And most thing i have tried it with does not like it strange?



Tried it in my Card Reader on my PC with no problems and also on my PS3 and it works a treat, maybe you just had a faulty card.

Batman2;7859262

I tried that, but not sure if it is working right (I did get a "Not … I tried that, but not sure if it is working right (I did get a "Not Responding" message from the program while it ran this test), I am using Windows 7 (64-bit), it's not listed as one of the compatible O.S. for this program so am not sure if it is working right, anyway this is the results it gave me.Created file: G:\DiskBench1.binSize: 50331648 bytesTime: 77984 msTransfer Rate: 0.616 MB/s



I got similar weird results; I tried a couple of bench tools and lots of different file and block sizes and the write speed varied from about 8mb/s to 12mb/s
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