July 15, 2015 at 3:36AM, Edited July 15, 3:48AM

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There were killer deals on SD cards and SSD drives

But as I was posting the clock struck midnight and the deals ended. Guess I should have paid attention to the date and time.

Too bad there's no option to delete posts.

The gold box deal of the day on Amazon (didn't even know that was a thing)! Some fantastic prices (up to 50% off) on San Disk cards and drives. Happy shopping.

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Be careful when buying Amazon Sandisk memory cards, because sometimes the cards on sale have fast READ speeds but slow WRITE speeds. You just have to make sure what you're buying are the fast WRITE speed cards which are good for high bit-rate recording.

Here's an example of what I consider to be a good buy...

Lexar 128GB Professional UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (U3, 2-Pack) : $100
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1131710-REG/lexar_lsd128cbnl6332_l...

So you get two 128GB SDXC cards for $100, and these cards have a WRITE speed of 45 MB/sec which is great for 4K video recording. For example a GH4 shooting 4K at 100 Mbit/sec you will get a little more than 2.5 hours of shooting per card, so this two pack means 5 hours of 4K shooting for $100. ( I own four of these cards )

July 15, 2015 at 12:10PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Yeah, always smart to triple check the speeds. I was specifically looking at the Ultra II SSDs for the Shogun. Personally with SD cards I don't like to use anything above 64GBs just in case a card craps out. It's only happened to me once with a 32GB card and about 20 mins of footage, don't even want to imagine loosing 2.5 hours!

July 16, 2015 at 7:10PM

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John Morse
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I had my first 16GB SD card die after 6 years of use, and it was a very good cheapie Patriot brand card.

My SanDisk 64GB SDXC cards are still going strong after 3 years of use.

My Lexar 128GB cards I bought a few months ago, so it's going to be years before I expect any problems from them.

July 16, 2015 at 9:40PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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There is only one brand of independent SSD drive that Convergent Design will sanction to use with their Odyssey7Q+ 4K recorder, and that is the Samsung 850 Pro SSD drives. So that's the brand I would be looking at.

Samsung is currently 'King of the Hill' when it comes to high performance SSD drives, and their prices are pretty reasonable. ( I don't mind paying a little extra for better performance )

July 16, 2015 at 9:47PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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