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V60 vs V90 SD Cards ► Is V90 worth it?

Photo Moment - July 19, 2019

This video compares the ProGrade V60 to the V90 cards. V90 costs over 2x V60, so is it worth it? We compared both read and write performance between the two cards, additionally testing the new dual SD card reader from ProGrade. 

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Results summary

Write time to V60 vs V90V90 card cleared the camera's buffer 26% faster

Copying from SD card to 2015 MacBook Pro with USB 3.0, the ProGrade USB 3 reader was almost 40% faster than the built-in SD card reader. Using the dual card SD reader and copying multiple cards at once was just as fast as copying a single card.

Copying from SD card to 2018 Mac mini with USB 3.1, comparing V60 to V90, the V90 copied 33% to 39% faster than the V60. Copying dual cards simultaneously saw no performance hit; in fact copying two cards takes the same time as copying one card!

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I shoot pictures of moving airplanes and always have a problem of the shutter freezing after maybe 8 shots. I currently use an SD Card with 48MB/s read speed and the write speed is not specified (has a class 10 logo). Will me buying a card with V30 (although it says 70MB/s on the brochure) solve this issue? Or should I go get a V60. Thanks.
Dude save yourself time just benchmark the cards with crystaldisk mark ;-D
@PhotoJoseph Your problem is, various speeds depending on card readers, and cameras. So real world isn't going to tie up for everyone. Even different computers have different USB speeds
Per usual, always so informative! In your opinion, for video, would you prefer? These ProGrade, or the Angelbird SD cards for recording at 400mbps?
i have the Angelbird PRO SD V60, had to return it and get a new one since my GH4 froze serveral times during 4K recording. The replacement one which i got directly from Angelbird (had to pay the shipping!) had the exact same issues.
PRO GRADE!!! are "youtube" SPONSORED GOON CARDS!!!! Many youtuber's are promoting these cards!!! SHIT!!!
Burst rate.
If you fill the buffer, you're in trouble however fast the buffer clears. My 60D taught me that, now I just shoot short bursts, the buffer doesn't fill and there's always a bit more if I need it.
Thanks for a a good comparison.
For me with a G85 the slower cards are more than enough.
Could you link to the software for a PC to do a proper format of SD cards?
I disbelieve that statement, all that matters is the directory is reinitialised. Doesn't matter whether the rest of the card contains binary zeros or remnants of old images.
@PhotoJoseph I have 50 years experience with computers. Does that count for anything?
My experience has mainly been on system software including operating systems. I even learned a bit about hardware along the way.

One thing I don't understand iw why formatting memory cards in a computer is a nono, but I have seen it on Toshiba's website, and I have heard senior folk from SanDisk and Lexar, on a B & H podcast. Perhaps that program is OK, but I won't take a chance on it, I will follow the manufacturers' advice.

Is that plain enough?
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