What makes this the SD Card worth depending on?
Fast and reliable. Those are the two adjectives creatives and professionals want when using SD cards. Time is money. I love the quote OWC uses to describe their goal with the OWC Atlas S Pro, the newest edition to the “Other World Computing” line of products. “We needed to empower users from “Capture to Completion” to be unconstrained by the limits of technology to reach their full potential in even the most demanding of environments.” I believe they achieved their goal with the Atlas S Pro.
These ultra-fast SD cards come in sizes of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. With read and write speeds of 290 MB/s and 277 MB/s respectively. The speeds are at the top of the charts, they are only slower than a handful of other SD cards. I can edit photos and videos directly off the SD card. However, heavy Raw 4k and 6k video work will feel a bit sluggish. If you are looking for more of an external SSD alternative this is not what you are looking for. The Atlas Pro is a tough cookie. Xrays, UV rays, shocks, drops, and even extreme temperatures are all no threat.
Currently, on Amazon, the 32 GB version is $39.00 and the 256 GB version is $249.00. The Atlas S Pro has not given me any problems. They are fast and reliable. With that peace of mind, the Atlas S Pro will be staying in my camera for a while.