Monday, March 28th 2011

New Patriot LX PRO Series Obliterates Current SDHC Class10 Performance Classification

Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today gives professional and hobbyist photographers and videographers an extra performance boost with the professional-grade LX PRO Series SDHC cards. The Patriot LX PRO Series SDHC cards surpass existing SDHC speed classifications and deliver twice the performance of standard Class 10 SDHC memory cards.

Although the Patriot LX PRO Series are classified as Class 10 SDHC cards, the professional-grade SDHC deliver 20MB/s transfer speeds – twice that of typical Class 10 SDHC cards. The high-speed transfer speeds ensure photographs and video are written to the memory card instantly to the Patriot LX PRO Series.

“Image and video quality constantly improve with each generation of digital camera and camcorder. The latest generation of professional-grade digital cameras and camcorders push quality to unprecedented levels of detail and video bitrates,” says Les Henry, Patriot Memory’s Vice President of Engineering. “With the new Patriot LX PRO Series SDHC cards, photographers and videographers can capture images in continuous shot mode or shoot films at maximum video bitrates without worrying about memory card write errors due to insufficient performance.”

The Patriot LX PRO Series will be available in large 16GB and 32GB capacities to store plenty of images and video footage before running out of space. Expect the Patriot LX PRO Series SDHC cards to ship in April.

General details
  • New Patriot LX PRO Series SDHC cards
  • Obliterates current SDHC Class 10 performance classification
  • Up to 20MB/s transfer speeds
  • 16GB and 32GB capacities
  • Ships in April
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7 Comments on New Patriot LX PRO Series Obliterates Current SDHC Class10 Performance Classification

#1
Delta6326
I have the old version and love it! I can get 32 burst shots at 18MP! these will be sweet!
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#2
Sasqui
I just like the word "Obliterate" :)

Wonder what the cost will be vs. other "Class 10" cards.
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#3
robal
Definitely good news for DSLR users.
More and more DSLRs are SD-only and you can't have that CF goodness (ie: 90 MB/s)
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#4
Delta6326
by: Sasqui
Wonder what the cost will be vs. other "Class 10" cards.
I would say anywhere from $45-55 as the current 16gb is $30
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#5
TheGoat Eater
I too have the originals and love them - 2x 16GB cards but now they are playing hide and seeks with me I think...
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#6
andresgriego
Weird, and bit misleading. This is still just a class 10 card, and since the class speed denotes the minimum write speed in megabytes per second there's no reason for this to perform better than any other class 10 card, yet they throw claims like twice as fast. Still just a class 10.

"... deliver 20MB/s transfer speeds ..." - Translates to potential bursts to up 20MB/s, but guaranteed sustained 10MB/s and likely averaging around 15MB/s. These days, most class 10 burst up to 15MB/s and some even dip below 10MB during a typical, large file transfer. All will typically average somewhere above 10MB/s, like 12.

"... twice that of typical Class 10 SDHC cards." - Coupled with that statement above makes it a lie and misleading. Makes it sound like a class 20.
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#7
IcrushitI
by: andresgriego
Weird, and bit misleading. This is still just a class 10 card, and since the class speed denotes the minimum write speed in megabytes per second there's no reason for this to perform better than any other class 10 card, yet they throw claims like twice as fast. Still just a class 10.

"... deliver 20MB/s transfer speeds ..." - Translates to potential bursts to up 20MB/s, but guaranteed sustained 10MB/s and likely averaging around 15MB/s. These days, most class 10 burst up to 15MB/s and some even dip below 10MB during a typical, large file transfer. All will typically average somewhere above 10MB/s, like 12.

"... twice that of typical Class 10 SDHC cards." - Coupled with that statement above makes it a lie and misleading. Makes it sound like a class 20.
I find it strange also. I thought that their is an industry standard. I just bought Kingston class 10 for my camera. How am I suppose to know that their card is twice as fast if they still call it a class 10. I had two choices of class 10 at the time and went with the best warranty. If a company makes a claim, then stand behind it and put it on the product so I can make an informed decision and if they lie on the packaging , they can be sued otherwise its just fluff to be ignored and makes me wonder what else coming from their mouth is just hype and to be ignored.
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