SDHC write speeds

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Lexar makes a Professional and a Platinum II line of cards. The professional claims to write at 20Mb while the Platinum II has a write speed of 9Mb. Pricing from Lexar is $49.99 for the Professional and $29.99 for the Platinum II.

I can't find anything that stipulates what the ouput speed is on the D90. I'm assuming that you could buy a card that exceeds the specs of the writing device and is therefore a waisted money. Any thoughts as to the usefulness of the 20MB write speed?

I've always used SanDisk in the past and for various reasons have thought that I'd try a different brand. Any opinions on Lexar?
 
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Thanks for the link. Looks like the D90 can output at least 18.5Mb per second, possibly more. I don't do video and probably never shoot any faster than 5-6 frames a minute (rarely.) I shoot NEF only.

Any opinion on Lexar in general?
 
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I use Sandisk Extreme III's only. This may be a personal thing, but I had a Lexar go bad on me once and I lost half of my pictures from a vacation in Hawaii. The ones I transferred to a PC were obviously safe...but the other's are somewhere in oblivion. HORRIBLE. I have never heard or experienced one bad thing with the Sandisk Extreme editions.
 
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I am currently using the SanDisk extreme III 8Gb card in my D90. It is currently the only card I have. My camera is in the shop for the second time. It stops shooting at about 120-130 frames. Nikon said they couldn't replicate the problem. I started thinking that since they have you remove the card prior to sending it in, that maybe the problem was actually the card. I asked this question of the tech support staff and they said no. I still thought I might try it when I get the camera back.

I'm probably just off on a tangent. I just couldn't figure out why they couldn't get it to do it for them when it happens always for me. Maybe they'll have better luck this time.
 
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