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Compiled list of card speeds
« on: July 13, 2014, 01:58:17 AM »
With help from members, I have compiled a list of card speeds with Magic Lantern.  Feel free to add more results, details at the bottom of this post.

The results for all cards and cameras tested, can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mfzdpkz82k2zc8n/AABR4fm_T1pURmy2sUmpJaIsa?dl=0

Posted results in this thread that haven't followed the requested testing procedure have not been included in my dropbox link, testing in playback mode etc.  Please follow the instructions below if you would like your results included.



Some notes!

The fastest CF card results I have, show the KomputerBay 64GB 1000x @ 93MB/s.


However, all KomputerBay cards tested above 85MB/s on the 5D3, and the Lexar 64GB card I have results for, also benchmarked above 85MB/s.

Based on the results of one card, the 5D2 appears to be around 15MB/s slower then the 5D3.

Higher frame rate modes in Canon settings, results in slower speeds.  That is to say, 24p modes are fastest, and 60p modes are slowest.

Crop mode in Magic Lantern raw recording, switches to 30p mode.

Cameras have hardware limits to card speeds, it doesn't matter how fast the actual card is.  These speeds (and other useful information) can be found here:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AgQ2MOkAZTFHdFFIcFp1d0R5TzVPTVJXOEVyUndteGc#gid=5




To perform the benchmark, select the benchmark option in the debug menu, then choose the Card R/W benchmark option.



When the benchmark is complete, a PPM file (BENCH0.PPM) will be on the card that has ML installed, and you can use the free image viewer Irfanview to save the PPM as PNG.
Upload the files to a free image host and post the links here, preferably using the img tags.

Please include the camera used and card type +capacity, and test in movie mode with Global Draw OFF.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 02:57:14 AM »
Does Canon menu FRAME RATE setting matter?

EDIT: Can anyone confirm my findings of Canon menu FRAME RATE setting making a difference?

UPDATE: Confirmed, higher Canon menu FRAME RATE setting slows down write speed :-\ :-[ :'( >:(

Komputerbay 32GB 1000x CF



Canon 5D3.123 @ 24fps



Canon 5D3.123 @ 30fps


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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 04:06:41 AM »
Does frame rate setting matter?

No idea.  I'll test that and Canon resolution modes when I get back home.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 04:11:21 AM »
After I asked the question I grew a brain and realized I can do the test myself ;D

But some confirmation would be nice too...

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 11:30:48 AM »
Ha.

Updated OP.  Higher frame rate modes are defiantly slower.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2014, 12:35:51 PM »
Updated OP.  Higher frame rate modes are defiantly slower.

You know, I wouldn't have expected that. Thinking back though, it was suggested for the 650D that you set it to [email protected] in canon menu (maybe other cameras too), but for the 5D2 and 5D3 I was using [email protected] thinking the higher frame would/might put the camera into a faster 'mode'.

Well, I'm glad you started this thread, cause everyone is always asking 'which card should I get for my camera...' :D

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 12:54:16 PM »
Yeah, we have lots of useful threads, but it would be good if they were like general discussion about the cards, and the important bits, "how fast is this card", is compiled into one list.

I recall some people saying crop mode is slower, and this makes sense now, as crop mode switches to 30p.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2014, 06:32:32 PM »
Some Data for Komputerbay 1000x and Transcend 1000x on 5DIII 1.1.3 (firmware apr2014).
http://www.phreekz.de/wordpress/2014/06/magiclantern-cf-cards-read-write-speeds/

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 04:04:00 PM »
5d mark iii
san disk 64 gb 120mb/s


EDIT by SDX: please use proper image sharing service

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 05:47:54 PM »
5D2
Komputerbay 1000x 64 GB

Camera was cold and had warm up enabled at start up. Also, I formatted the card before the benchmark. I'll do more later when the camera is in its typical 'warm' state.





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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 01:55:52 AM »
Got 2x Lexar 64GB 1066x cards. Their speeds are almost identical.

5D3.123 @ 24 fps




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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2014, 12:14:38 PM »
Komputerbay 64gb - 1000X; 24,25, 50 fps. Camera 5D Mark III with ML 1.2.3 (july, 04)


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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 09:32:12 PM »
1100D.105 June 27, Sandisk Extreme 16 GB 45MB/s.
Video mode 720p 25 fps


1100D, EOSM, EF-M 18-55 IS STM EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2014, 01:16:21 AM »
EOS-6D113 Nightly.2014Jul16
Confirmed: Using 24fps set in Canon Menu gives about 2MB/s better result with my sdhc card.
Following is the best I could get with my Panasonic Gold Card (Panasonic rates card on the sticker as Read: 90MB/S and Write 45MB/s.)

70D.112 & 100D.101

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2014, 03:00:18 AM »
Thanks for the results.
Would be nice to have some more 5D2, 7D, 50D, and UHS SD bodies (6D, 700D, 650D, EOSM).

@nitfreak, can you confirm the mode used and the FPS.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2014, 08:07:52 AM »
5D2 and 64gigs Lexar Pro 800x UDMA 7

5D2 + nightly ML

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2014, 09:50:38 AM »
Thanks for the results.
Would be nice to have some more 5D2, 7D, 50D, and UHS SD bodies (6D, 700D, 650D, EOSM).

@nitfreak, can you confirm the mode used and the FPS.

Movie Mode: 1920x1080 24fps
Global Draw: Off
70D.112 & 100D.101

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 08:34:11 PM »
Ok just wanted to add this info for 650D / 700D / probably 70D and 6D. Found some benches done in photo mode for taking RAWs in burst. Looks like the sandisk extreme Plus 80MB/s is best performer for these cams having crippled sd controller. Ofc results need to be compared in camera with ML. Maybe I will buy one and test some days later.



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Another Review with some nice audio pulse benchmarking
70D.112 & 100D.101

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 06:39:28 AM »
7D.203, Lexar 1000x Professional, 64 GB







Card was very warmed up, semi-fresh format, and mostly empty. I can usually average 75-80 MB/s with MLV and close to a consistent 80 MB/s with RAW in crop mode, 24, GD and sound off.





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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 08:08:34 PM »
Komputer Bay, 64 Go x1000, 5D3 firmware 1.1.3


Transcend 64 Go x1000, 5D3 firmware 1.1.3

5D mark III, with cool ML RAW videographer  :-) https://vimeo.com/pidji

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2014, 02:20:48 PM »
5D III Komputerbay 1066x 128gb different cluster sizes from 128kb - 8192kb ExFat

128kb cluster size


256kb cluster size


512kb cluster size


1024kb cluster size


2048kb cluster size


4096kb cluster size


8192kb cluster size


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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
KomputerBay 64GB 1066x CF Card. Canon 5D3.123 @ 24fps


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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2014, 08:36:46 PM »
5D III Komputerbay 1066x 128gb different cluster sizes from 128kb - 8192kb

128kb cluster size
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Can you re-upload please, because I can not expand your screenshots. PS: whats your opinion performance wise of Komputerbay 1066x 128gb for 5D mark III? I'm considering also.

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2014, 05:33:12 PM »
I have these results for my 2 newest cards, right from the pack:

KOMPUTERBAY 64GB 1066x / 5D MKIII / 24FPS #1


KOMPUTERBAY 64GB 1066x / 5D MKIII / 24FPS #2



This one is the first card I've got in July last year, if you only do 'quick format', it is not able to do Full HD with my MKIII without dropping frames. With 'full format' in my PC, it sometimes skips (depends on the build) on a few takes, and after that can reach 1920x1152 without any problems:

TRANSCEND 128GB 1000x / 5D MKIII / 24FPS (full format)



This one is worth for takes of around 5 seconds, as it skips after that. It is too slow for continuous Full HD:

TRANSCEND 16GB 1000x / 5D MKIII / 24FPS (full format)

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Re: Compiled list of card speeds
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2014, 06:16:55 PM »
Can you re-upload please, because I can not expand your screenshots. PS: whats your opinion performance wise of Komputerbay 1066x 128gb for 5D mark III? I'm considering also.

I've never used the KB 128GB 1066x, but I hear they work very well. STAY AWAY FROM KB 128GB 1000x, even KB realizes how bad they are and are selling at a discount because of it.