Flash Memory Rating Confusion

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Tom Matty
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Flash Memory Rating Confusion
Oct 12, 2006

Hi,

I'm looking at buying some new flash memory cards for my camera but the speed rating thing is confusing me. Transfer rate at 20 MB/s etc. I understand. But what is the whole 40X, 80X, 133X, 150X, 200X thing I keep seeing? And sometimes I've come across a card which says 150X but the seller says transfer rate is only 8 to 15 MB/s. Slower than an extreme III which I thought was 80X.

Can anyone enlighten me about this system?

Thanks,

Tom

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