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PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card

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PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card

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  • 256GB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-1, Class 10, SD 3.0 Rated
  • Read Speed up to 90 MB/s
  • Write Speed up to 60 MB/s
  • Magnet, Temperature, Shock, Water Proof
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Capacity: 256GB

64GB 128GB 256GB

You Pay: $114.95

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The 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card from PNY Technologies features a 256GB storage capacity perfect for capturing high-resolution images using a variety of cameras including DSLRs, as well as the ability to capture both Full HD and 3D content. Along with the ability to capture a wide variety of content, you also benefit from enhanced data read speeds of up to 90 MB/s and write speeds of up to 60 MB/s to transfer data to and from the card quickly and efficiently. Additionally, this card comes magnet proof, temperature proof, shock proof, and water proof--allowing you to take this card with you nearly anywhere you go.

Card Type SDXC
Storage Capacity 256 GB
Speed Class 10
UHS Speed Class U1
Speed (X-rating) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bus Interface Speed UHS Class I
Data Transfer Read Speed 90 MB/s Maximum
Durability Magnet-Proof, Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, Waterproof
Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating Temperature -13 to 185°F/ -25 to 85°C
Storage Temperature Not Specified By Manufacturer
Error Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Write-Protect Switch Yes
Wireless Capability None
File System exFAT
RoHS Compliant Not Specified By Manufacturer
PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
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    PNY Technologies256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
     
    4.6

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Durable (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (22)
      • Everyday (21)
      • Home (15)
      • Landscape photography (14)
      • Studio (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (12), Professional (12), Semi-professional (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value

      I use in Nikon d3200 and shoot fine/raw for photoshop. This allows for many shots without the constant swapping memory cards. The capacity allows me to shoot many shots and discard the ones...Read complete review

      I use in Nikon d3200 and shoot fine/raw for photoshop. This allows for many shots without the constant swapping memory cards. The capacity allows me to shoot many shots and discard the ones not needed and not have to worry about how many more shots are possible. I have yet to find any negatives for this memory card.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      No ProRes HQ with BMPCC?

      I am not sure how to rate this card. I own 2 of them (just got them earlier this week) and initial testing showed that they would not handle ProRes HQ (22...Read complete review

      I am not sure how to rate this card. I own 2 of them (just got them earlier this week) and initial testing showed that they would not handle ProRes HQ (22 MB/s) or ProRes 422 (15 MB/s), so I went with ProRes LT for the concert I shot last night. The footage looks fine, and the cards recorded consistently for 3.5 hours of shooting at that rate, which shows stability, but they didn't have anywhere near the reported speeds that they say that they do on the cards. This is confusing to me for several reasons.1. If you advertise that you get 90MB/s read time and 60MB/s write time, your cards should be able to do that. Occasional allocation issues might come up, slowing you down slightly, but I shouldn't have a problem reaching 30% of the max write speed every single time. That is a huge issue for me.2. The smaller versions of this card (Elite Pro 64 GB and Elite Pro 128 GB) are supported for ProRes HQ footage by BlackMagic. I was under the impression that larger cards are supposed to be faster because of how they access the memory, not slower.3. Both cards have the exact same issues and tolerances. This means that it is extremely unlikely that I got a bad card, but more likely that either PNY is suddenly not living up to their previous QC, or that there is something else fishy going on with these cards.I finally got around to doing a BlackMagic Disk Speed Test on the cards today and found that they are getting very irratic results, ranging from 11MB/s up to 40MB/s. Not once have I seen it get near the reported 60MB/s range.The 11MB/s test result certainly explains why I am not able to record in ProRes 422 or ProRes HQ on my BMPCC, but it doesn't explain why another reviewer on here was able to do so with no issues whatsoever.It does not appear to matter whether the cards are formatted HFS+ or ExFAT, by the way.

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      4.0

      Really good !!

      By Felli

      from Rome- Italy

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Traveling

        Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

        I have two of it one is used on notebook and one is used on Camera Canon.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Not too fast, but huge.

        By Eriq

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

          Wow, in the last few years, you can fit 256gb on an sd card. Pretty amazing.

          Questionably durable.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great buy!

          By Fernandez95677

          from Rocklin, CA

          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

          Really like this card and its capacity.
          Very helpful for extra storage on my new MacBook Pro.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Very slow in PC

          By tanstaafl

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                Like Jim's review, I get very slow write speeds in my PC, not exceededing 9 MB/s. I also have the 128gb version of this card and I get 25 MB/s for that card in the same computer (which I think is the speed limit of the computer's card reader).

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                • No

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                5.0

                Intermediate Amature 256 GB PNY Class 10

                By Ken H

                from Olympia, WA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Saving Pictures
                • Large Memory Size
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                  I have installed this memory in my FujiFilm S-1 set t RAW/Fine I get just over 8000 pictures. It seem very fast, un-noticeable delay in saving pictures. I would buy it again. I may move it to my Fujifilm X-T1.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  pny Elite

                  By harold

                  from nc

                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                  Fast fast fast! Close to SanDisk.

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                  5.0

                  Works for GH4 but not 1080-60P@200Mbps

                  By SoccerDad

                  from Silicon Valley CA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                        Excellent for recording in 4K, 30P. No problems in shooting over 5 hours of 4K. But I found out that it does not read reliably in the 1080p-60fps@200Mbps mode. It will give an error "Insufficient Write Speed to Media" and then stop. You'll have to restart but it will do that again in a few minutes. Good thing I got the Panasonic UHS-3 64GB card.

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                        5.0

                        Works just fine

                        By Max

                        from West Hollywood

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                          I think this card is just great. It's like adding another hard drive to my laptop but without using up a USB or Thunderbolt jack. No problems.

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          Slow, Very Slow

                          By Jim

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Professional

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                In my computer the best speeds I can get is 13MBs reads and 8MBs writes. While the Dell studioxps is 4 years old, it still is 2.5 GigaHertz dual core and can do hard disk access at 100MBs.So the advertised 90/60MBs doesn't represent real world experience.

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                                5.0

                                Works Great

                                By sstandif

                                from Carmel, IN

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                    I was reluctant to purchase this item but so far, it's working great for me. I wanted to start shooting Raw and JPEG. This takes us tons of space so I wanted to have a card that would make this possible. Even with my 24 megapixel D5300 shooting both Raw and JPEG, I have literally thousands of shots available on this card. No worries about running out of space when traveling for several days. Very happy with this purchase in general.

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                                    1.0

                                    Corrupted Wedding Files on 2nd Use

                                    By Food Fanatic

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable
                                      • Not Functional

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                        First off, this card does not perform as fast as it claims, especially compared to my Sandisk and Lexar cards. Secondly, on the 2nd time I used the card, the last 1000 pictures (around 75% of the pictures I took on it) became corrupt. I can view them on my camera, but not on my Mac. As a wedding photographer this is unacceptable and I will not purchase this item again.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Shooting high resolution? Need Space!!

                                        By Scott B

                                        from Upstate, NY

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                          Using a Nikon D810, 36mpx on an all day shoot, I don't want to worry about running out of space. The SDXC also is faster at transfer of files to my computer (as compared to the SDHC).

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great for DSLR video capture

                                          By The Captain

                                          from San Francisco

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • Potentially Not Durable

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

                                          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                          256G of storage now gives me peace of mind when I am out in the field capturing video on my DSLR. It's fast and reliable and allows me to capture at the camera's highest quality without having to worry about storage space. In a pinch I can edit directly from the card on my NLE and not have to worry about carrying extra drives around with me.

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                                          4.0

                                          Not the fastest but fast

                                          By Mediafield

                                          from Ramsey, NJ

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                This is as fast as anything I have used except Sandisk Extreme Pro which writes at about 90MB/sec. This one does 60. They both read about 90. i have done some extensive stress testing and, so far, it has been bulletproof. I get about 6.5 hours of continuous UHD recording on a Lumix GH4, if I am powered by AC.

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent speedy card

                                                By iDigi Pulse

                                                from new York, NY

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Portraits
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                  Excellent speedy card for the fraction of the price!I use it for Pro photography.passed from X-Ray in airport without any damage to the media.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Excellent speed/capacity for MBA

                                                  By PaulB

                                                  from Vancouver, WA

                                                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                  Great price at B&H. Bought it to expand memory for MBA. Super fast.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Good product

                                                  By bonheur

                                                  from seattle, WA

                                                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                  Good product, and I bought two from Bh.
                                                  Its works fine for me so far.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Giganormous memory at a good price

                                                  By Mr. T

                                                  from Wheaton, IL

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Cost effective

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Unsure

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Home
                                                  • Landscape Photography
                                                  • Traveling
                                                  • Videos

                                                  Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                  I bought this for my Nikon D7000 and I'm very pleased by it. Now, I have more than enough memory for my pictures and videos. What it more, I got 256GB memory for less than a $ after rebate.It is my first time to use PNY and I'm not sure how reliable it is as compared to other brands like SanDisk. It remains to be seen.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  great Memory Card

                                                  By Guilherme Nobre

                                                  from Rio de janeiro. Brasil

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                      Best memory card ever!

                                                      best cust benefit!

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Good quality and price

                                                      By wlee

                                                      from Braintree, MA

                                                      About Me Professional

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Everyday use

                                                          Comments about PNY Technologies 256GB Elite Performance SDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card:

                                                          Good value and size for my Canon digital SLR

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                                                          • No

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