D600 buffer clearing time using backup vs. overflow for SD card slots

Started Sep 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Dan OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,392
Any speed benefit to running 2 cards?

Thanks so much for running all those tests!

So it looks like RAW + JPG is about the same in split mode and single card mode.

The reason I'm wondering about all this is because I'm trying to decide if there's any reason to get two cards. I've ordered one 64GB 95 MB/s card already. I guess I'll try using just one card for now.

Thanks again!

awgrocker101 wrote:

RAW+JPEG to one card takes 14 shots per burst and about 8-9 seconds to clear. All JPEG takes 40 shots per burst (that's JPEG large/fine and optimal quality) and about 4-5 to clear.

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