I’ve refreshed my D7000 RAW Burst Test results with three more cards: the RiData Lightning 64GB SDXC, Team Group’s 8GB SDHC card, and PNY’s Pro-Elite 16GB SDHC. One of them earned my “Highly Recommended” rating.
PNY, which produced some of the faster early UDMA CompactFlash cards, has dropped from the ranks of high-performing flash memory cards over the past several years. Happily, their UHS-I Pro-Elite line performs admirably, at an effective 3.0 fps and 25 MB/sec throughput in my test. However, the 16GB card I acquired just a couple of months ago is already listed as “discontinued” by Newegg, although a 32GB version is still available and reasonably priced.
RiData’s 64GB SDXC card brought some hopes, but it barely made it to the “Marginal” level. Team’s card crept into the “Recommended” ranks based on effective fps, although it’s scarcely faster than the RiData, and notably it failed on me during the initial test. I’d pass on both of these cards, frankly.