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Kingston Technology 2 GB SecureDigital Ultimate Memory Card (SD/2GB-U, Retail Package)
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- Delivers super-fast transfers of large images
- Meets the shooting needs of serious and professional photographers
- 2 GB storage capacity
- Built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
- Low power consumption preserves your camera's battery life
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Packed in about the size of a postage stamp, this memory card delivers an impressive minimum sustained write speed rating and a 2 GB capacity. Simple and secure, the design is easy as plug-and-play and includes a built-in write-protect switch to prevent accidental data loss. The low power consumption is also easy on devices' batteries. Compliant with the SD Card Association specification, this Kingston card comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
Top Customer Reviews
I got the new card and tried it, no big change!? I then plugged the card in to my card reader on my Dell to see if there was a big speed difference between it and the old cards. Nope!?
So now I get online and start checking. I find a speed utility, "HD Tach", and check both old and new cards. Results: 7mb/s for my 2 year old cards, 13mb/s for the new one. This is far below the 18mb/s (120X) rating (150kb/s x 120).
So I start checking info online (which I should have done earlier) to see if I'm missing something. It appears that you better have a fairly high end and/or new camera to get the best results from these "high speed" cards. The speed bottleneck may be the hardware on the camera, which I think would take some deep research to determine on Kodak cameras. I also checked in to why the card reader wasn't moving data very fast. Turns out you need a "high speed, USB 2.0" card reader to get 18mb/s. An ordinary USB 2.0 reader will only do around 66x or 10mb/s, as far as I can tell.
So what did I learn (and you should know): Your camera may not be able to move data as fast as this card, check first. It might be able to use it, but that doesn't mean at full speed. Your card reader probably won't move data as fast as this card can. So in the end, maybe I will get a new camera and be surprised at the speed, but right now I'm not really noticing a big difference, my bad. If I had something that would read/write at the max speed of the card, I would probably be impressed!
Just a note, check my math and do your own research, I was wrong once before, ;)
That impacts time between pictures. For cameras, write speed is the most important, but the speed rating of the card doesn't necessarily tell you its write speed. For music players and other devices, read speed may be more important. So you might choose a different card depending on whether you intend to use it to play music or take pictures. I'm currently shopping for SD cards for a camera with the capability to shoot 3 pictures per second with large file sizes. In order not to slow the camera down, I need a fast card. I have done some research and realized that the reviews here aren't necessarily even related to this particular card, but are for all different sizes and speeds of Kingston cards. Kingston has been in the memory business for a long time and they are conservative in their ratings. This card is #1 on my list right now because of its tested write speed.
From M. Mann's Review.
After shooting several days of photos and video, I download onto my computer. I've done this about 4 times so far. It's great to have such a large capacity. The Kingston seems like a very good product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Used in a Fujifilm Finepix S700 Camera and it worked flawlessly. I prefer Kingston and Corsair memory products, which have never let me down. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by E. Kelley
Poduct received on time and in good condition. Works as it should. Satisifed with the product to so far.Published on February 9, 2009 by C. Her
I use this in my digital camera. It works fine, a bit slower while taking pictures or copying them to my computer. Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by Anand Tandon
This SD card does what it is supposed to do and in a hurry. Holds over 900 HQ pics on my Canon A720 IS. 45 minutes of video on the same camera.
This makes my 8.1 mega pixil digital camera get 1089 pictures in the highest quality range. I have had no trouble whatsoever with it. I have eraced and used it over and over. Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by kindred spirit
What can I say about this card except for that it works in my camera and computer? It's fast and reliable. Good card for the price.Published on September 19, 2008 by S.K.
The SD memory card works in my camera as expected. I purchased with the intent to speed the save rate of pictures on my camera. Read morePublished on August 28, 2008 by Ronald D. Wood
I've been using mainly Kingston products for many years now. The Kingston Ultimate is a quality card built for speed. Read morePublished on February 8, 2008 by devcon
I use the Kingston 2gb Ultimate SD card in my Panasonic DMC-FX12 camera. The 120x speed makes a noticable difference compared to the old Sandisk card I used in the past (in the... Read morePublished on January 1, 2008 by Amnon Lock