D850: XQD and SD cards with different speeds?

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D850: XQD and SD cards with different speeds?


I am just another very happy owner of D850. I need to buy new bigger and memory cards.

I am thinking about 128 GB versions and here is the question: do both need to have the same/similar write speed if I want to save to both at the same time (backup)?

I think I am going to go with:

- XQD: LEXAR 128GB 2933x Professional - 400 MB/s - primary, also video

- SD: Sandisk SDHC 128GB Extreme Pro - 95 MB/s - secondary, just backup

I would prefer to save some money and go with a slower SD card. Would I still be able to keep the large buffer and ocassionally shoot HQ video?


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