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QuickHitRecord

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Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« on: April 11, 2016, 04:32:42 AM »
I need to get a second card for raw recording on my 5Diii. I've been happy with my KomputerBay 1066x card, but there have been some negative reviews regarding quality control posted on Amazon since I bought mine two years ago. The 1200x doesn't have any such negative reviews, but its write speed may be slower.

Since they are both priced about the same, which would you get?
5DmIII | January 27 2017 Nightly Build (Firmware: 1.23) | KomputerBay 256GB CF Cards (1066x & 1200x)

Frank7D

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 06:25:24 AM »
Shouldn't 1200x be faster than 1066x (just going by nomenclature)?

QuickHitRecord

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 06:56:14 AM »
According to the item descriptions, the 1066x card has a write speed of 155MB/s and a read speed of 160MB/s. The 1200x gets a slower write speed of 140MB/s and a faster read speed of 180MB/s.
5DmIII | January 27 2017 Nightly Build (Firmware: 1.23) | KomputerBay 256GB CF Cards (1066x & 1200x)

beauchampy

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 05:00:26 AM »
I'd stick with the 1066x. I've bought six of the 128gb (from Amazon) over the past 12 months and they've all been good.

QuickHitRecord

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 04:13:47 AM »
I 've already ordered a 1200x. I'll see how it stacks up when it gets here.
5DmIII | January 27 2017 Nightly Build (Firmware: 1.23) | KomputerBay 256GB CF Cards (1066x & 1200x)

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 10:40:32 AM »
Please be aware that these 256GB cards require the latest firmwares on your camera and also your card reader - both of which can be updated.

EX: a 256GB card on a card readers with older firmware will read as a ~132GB card.

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manuelkok

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Re: Komputerbay 256GB CF Card: 1066x VS 1200x
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 10:20:30 AM »
how have the 1200x been working so far? will it record until the card's full?