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Understanding write speed of the D800 ?


Windsor, CA
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mrpenguin Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Feb 2012
Thu 29-Mar-12 05:08 PM

I have my D800 setup as the CF card being the primary and the SD as backup shooting in RAW loss less compressed.

My CF Card is a Transcend 32GB 400X which seems to be working pretty good.

My question is this :

Do I need a faster CF card ?
If my SD slot is for backup then it should be a 32GB card as well, but how fast should this card be to be able to keep up with the CF card ?
or how does the D800 work when it comes to writing the same file to two different kind of cards ?