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#1 dugby

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:56

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In my M240, I have just replaced my older Toshiba FlashAir W-03 (32GB) SDHC card with the new Toshiba FlashAir SDXC W-04 (64GB) 90MB/s read and 70MB/s write, card.

My non empirical findings thus far:
1) Camera startup time (from power off) to ready state, seems twice as fast.
2) image (DNG) write time seems faster
3) thumbnail WIFI upload to iPAD Mini 4 Retina (11.0.3) is faster
4) Save of full size JPEG to above iPAD seems faster:

Overall I am most pleased with these speed improvements.

Edited by dugby, 17 October 2017 - 03:00.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 16:57

How much faster would you say the DNG write time is ? 

 

I had the W-02 and it was glacial - a half dozen frames in quick succession would lock the camera up for ages while it wrote to the card.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 22:52

Here are the speeds compared to coneventional cards and Eyefi Mobi Pro

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 05:07

In my M240, I have just replaced my older Toshiba FlashAir W-03 (32GB) SDHC card with the new Toshiba FlashAir SDXC W-04 (64GB) 90MB/s read and 70MB/s write, card.

My non empirical findings thus far:
1) Camera startup time (from power off) to ready state, seems twice as fast.
2) image (DNG) write time seems faster
3) thumbnail WIFI upload to iPAD Mini 4 Retina (11.0.3) is faster
4) Save of full size JPEG to above iPAD seems faster:

Overall I am most pleased with these speed improvements.

 

 

So just to be clear: you're noticing faster ready state and faster DNG writes ... compared to the previous W-02, or compared to contemporary non-WiFi SD card?



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 01:53

It takes approximately 20 seconds per file for me - to a Windows PC. I shoot raw plus JPG, so that is an average of the file sizes. The best Windows software I found is Snowy v. 1.3, available at
http://emoacht.githu...Copy/index.html
The Toshiba Flashair software for Windows is a pain to install and to use.
With Snowy:
    Make sure the camera Auto Power Off is Off, that is, set that camera never powers off.
    Launch Snowy and copy all files to the default folder I've set up.
    Revert camera to desired Auto Power Off choice.
    Delete All photos on the camera.
I find this easier than taking the SD card out of the camera, using a card reader, and putting it back.

 



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:23

How much faster would you say the DNG write time is ? 

 

I had the W-02 and it was glacial - a half dozen frames in quick succession would lock the camera up for ages while it wrote to the card.

Hello Echo63.

 

My apologies for not responding earlier, as I have been absent from the WWW.

 

In my M240 taking multiple consecutive single shots (not in continuous mode) my older W-03 would seem slow down its writes much sooner than what the new W-04 can achieve.

 

I have not measured the above observation with any scientific methods.

 

 

I am MOST pleased with the W-04



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:25

So just to be clear: you're noticing faster ready state and faster DNG writes ... compared to the previous W-02, or compared to contemporary non-WiFi SD card?

Hello Toniwankanobe.

 

My comparison of the newer W-04 was only with the W-03. I have NOT tried any other WIFI-SD cards in my M240



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 14:16

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Hello Echo63.

 

My apologies for not responding earlier, as I have been absent from the WWW.

 

In my M240 taking multiple consecutive single shots (not in continuous mode) my older W-03 would seem slow down its writes much sooner than what the new W-04 can achieve.

 

I have not measured the above observation with any scientific methods.

 

 

I am MOST pleased with the W-04

 

Thank you - I will have to pick one up to play with.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 18:09

I also use the W-4, but I do not have the possibility to compare it with previous versions. It works very well, apart from the SW for Mac Osx. Does anyone use with the Mac?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 18:13

I also use the W-4, but I do not have the possibility to compare it with previous versions. It works very well, apart from the SW for Mac Osx. Does anyone use with the Mac?


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 18:32

hi, downloading photos is quite difficult, due to the lack of an automatic method, and you need to download one photo at a time.

Do you have any tips to give?


Edited by gippo, 15 April 2018 - 18:35.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 19:05

It takes approximately 20 seconds per file for me - to a Windows PC. I shoot raw plus JPG, so that is an average of the file sizes. The best Windows software I found is Snowy v. 1.3, available at
http://emoacht.githu...Copy/index.html
The Toshiba Flashair software for Windows is a pain to install and to use.
With Snowy:
    Make sure the camera Auto Power Off is Off, that is, set that camera never powers off.
    Launch Snowy and copy all files to the default folder I've set up.
    Revert camera to desired Auto Power Off choice.
    Delete All photos on the camera.
I find this easier than taking the SD card out of the camera, using a card reader, and putting it back.
 

 

To be clear, one command in Snowy will copy all files. And when there are only a handful of files on the card, the time is closer to 10 seconds per image (both raw and JPG). The program is open and free, so you might find something similar for Android phones.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 19:07

hi, downloading photos is quite difficult, due to the lack of an automatic method, and you need to download one photo at a time.
Do you have any tips to give?


I had a W-03 and it was a pain.

When I got the W-04 the setup was very good, quick and clean.
I use Lightroom and it loads all the files fro the card flawlessly, all at once.
I’ve never had it try to load one file at a time.
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