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ninjaturtle 150 73 September 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM More Best Buy Deals
I was looking to expand my tablet memory and seems many agree that Sandisk is one of the better choices. While looking I noticed that Best Buy had a model called "Pixtor" but looked identical to the ultra. Is this just Best Buy's way of preventing price match from other vendors? They carry both the Ultra and Pixtor, but Ultra has 652 reviews and is $33 while the Pixtor has 2 reviews and is $25. Maybe a new "Best Buy exclusive" product? I can't seem to find a difference in the two products...

If there is something better out there as well, I am open to changing brands. Just looking to get 32GB in my tablet to load some movies and music while I travel.

Here are the links to both
Ultra- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Ultra...&cp=1&lp=4

Pixtor- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pixto...&cp=1&lp=5

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go with the cheaper one

pixtor looks like its tested to be more "rugged" aka marketing
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Totally guessing but I am betting it is a best buy bundle/branding. If there was something different in technology they would be otherstuff online about it. Personally I would go with the standard one. There are tons of benchmarks existing and you know what your getting. With the other one you dont know.

This class of ultra is not the fastest card available but more than plenty fast for what your doing.
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Totally guessing but I am betting it is a best buy bundle/branding. If there was something different in technology they would be otherstuff online about it. Personally I would go with the standard one. There are tons of benchmarks existing and you know what your getting. With the other one you dont know.

This class of ultra is not the fastest card available but more than plenty fast for what your doing.
you say that you would go with the "standard" one... which one are you calling the standard one?? pixtar or ultra??
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you say that you would go with the "standard" one... which one are you calling the standard one?? pixtar or ultra??
This is months ago, I don't remember. Either should work and meet your needs. Personally I prefer buying on the sales amazon has.
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The PIXTOR class is Sandisk's Rugged sd card.

SanDisk Pixtor microSDHC memory card has been tested to withstand extreme operating conditions, such as temperatures between -13° and 185°, shocks up to 500Gs and water up to 1m deep, to enable use in a variety of harsh environments

Overkill? Possibly but that is why it is more expensive.
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Pixtor can do 40 mbps. Ultra can only do 30 mbps.
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Quote from krayziehustler View Post :
The PIXTOR class is Sandisk's Rugged sd card.

SanDisk Pixtor microSDHC memory card has been tested to withstand extreme operating conditions, such as temperatures between -13? and 185?, shocks up to 500Gs and water up to 1m deep, to enable use in a variety of harsh environments

Overkill? Possibly but that is why it is more expensive.
They're the same exact card.

From what I heard, SanDisk 'gave' Best Buy the Pixtor brand so it would be harder for people to pricematch.
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It indeed looks like it's the exact same card, and "Pixtor" is just for Best Buy.

I found this post googling it:
http://photography-on-the.net/for...?t=1326682

I also don't think you can find "Pixtor" in Sandisk website. Look at the last comment if not the whole thing, if it's real, and if you count on company staff members, it pretty much settles it.

Salute!

(I just registeres to post this, because I was content to find the answer and wanted to share. haha)
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Well... better worst??? why does it NOT show up on SanDisks official site?

http://srch.sandisk.com/search?q=...etfields=*

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