80X MicroSD! Fastest MicroSD EVER!

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  1. KINGOFNOOBS
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    Alot of MicroSD cards are now 80X aka, 12/mbs a second READ SPEEDS. What does that mean for us? It means SUPER FAST no LAG Castlevania movie (like i care i have the actual game) are tony hawk and animal crossing.

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    First 80X MicroSD.
    http://www.usamemory.net/512mbmicrosd.html

    I will order some and do a full review with SuperCard Lite when i receieve it. Stay Tuned!
     


  2. _Mazza_

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    Ah well I've ordered one of those sandisk ultra ones with 10mb/s read speed (66x)
     
  3. KINGOFNOOBS
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    I am going to order this because it will take off all the slowdown. Since 12/mbs second speed is comparable to internal memory. (Not by alot though)

    Yea standard cards are 8. High Speed is 9. Ultra High Speed is 10. Whats this? Ultra Super Mega High Speed [​IMG]
     
  4. etresed

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    same here lol, I emailed the guy at supercardstore and he reckons that the speed of the micro isn't that important as its the speed of the internal supercard memory.

    Anyway i'm looking forward to getting my hands on a SC lite and i'll let you guys know how well it works with the Sandisk 1GB Ultra II Transflash ( Micro SD ) Card I have.
     
  5. Lily

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    I hate to burst the bubble, but it is most certainly not the first 80x microSD (Transflash) card, 80x cards have been on the market for some time. I have one that I use with the EZ-Flash IV Lite - performance is great.
     
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    of course. this is just the first time i have seen some actually for sale. i saw a whole bunch for preorder like a month ago. i didnt bother to go check on the sites though.
     
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    Is it possible to get a list of sites selling this card? The 80x one i mean?
     
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    any other placesto get bigger ones?
     
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    It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could post an e-shop in Europe that sells 80X microSDs.
     
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    Here is a great link comparing speed of varying flash memory cards. http://www.valuemedia.co.uk/performance_verified.htm

    You may notice that the 'read' speed on most of them is fairly even, and thinking about it the Castlevania video can only be 15-20MB big (if that)... so even the worst cards could stream the whole lot in 2 seconds.

    So my conclusion would be that it's not the read speed that is the major problem but the access times. The faster cards have much greater write speed and obviously newer tech chips with faster read/write access times, this is what the Castlvania video need fast access memory.

    I can kind of verify this.. with a SC CF and a Kingston standard 1GB card the Castlevania video struggles slighty in places but with a Kingston Ultra 2GB the video runs flawless, but looking in the chart those 2 cards have basically the same read speed !? , so it must be something to do with access times. So get the fastest you can and you're more likely to get one with better access speed.

    (sorry if bored any of you)
     
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    No you didn't bore us.

    But the problem remains. We cannot locate 80X microSDs in Europe.

    Does anyone know e-shops in Europe that sell 80X microSDs???
     
  12. owlman

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    how bout in america
     
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    So the Castlevania intro plays fine for you?

    I wouldn't bother with the 512MB micro SD, for that size I'd much rather get a G6 Lite (for better interface and battery life), so hopefully the 1GB 80x version isn't stupidly expensive, not that I'd find anywhere in Aus to buy one. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah AUS sux for tech.

    NZ FTW!

    If i have slower than 80x will I be getting slowdown?
     
  16. FifthE1ement

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    Well, I wouldn't go below 60X but I would recommend the 80X. 60X should be the slowest you buy or you'll be in lag city.

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  17. Madrigal

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    I've always just used standard memory with my SC CF, SD and MiniSD and never had any lag problems.
     
  18. FifthE1ement

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    Well then I guess you've never played Animal Crossing, Tony Hawk, Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Pinball and other graphically intensive games. Try those and then get back to me. So why are I and everyone on this board and other boards mentioning the lag problem for, are we all off our rockers? You just have never played the real game cart. In the begining of Animal Crossing once it says to press start and you do you'll notice how it puts out the letters very slow and the background 3d kinda slows down a bit. Also when coming out of any building hold the direction pad and press run and you'll notice a pause. Those are the two main slowdowns in AC and for you not to have them while everyone else does is not possible. Other games have the problem as in Tony Hawk there is choppy framerates with music playing and in Metroid Prime Hunters free look to fast will make the framerate chug a bit. Unless you're using media 60X or higher you WILL have these problems.

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  19. Madrigal

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    Well to be honest I only gave AC and TH a quick go and didn't like them. But I've spent many hours on MP:H and MP with no slowdowns whatsoever. I think these slowdown problems are greatly exagerated.
     
  20. gokong

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    ahhh.... ain't that the truth with every other little thing that gets reported on the internet.