A-Data or Kingston?

Discussion in 'M3 Adapter' started by Drenemag, Jul 15, 2008.

Jul 15, 2008

A-Data or Kingston? by Drenemag at 10:32 PM (7,321 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. Drenemag
    OP

    Newcomer Drenemag Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Hey everybody, I'm trying to decide what card to choose...

    1. A-Data, 4gb MicroSDHC, CLASS 6, $19.99

    2. Kingston, 4gb MicroSDHC, Class 4, $21.

    A-Data obviously seems better, but since Kingston seems to be more popular and reliable.
    I'm not really sure what to choose. They both seem good to me...

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance, Drenemag
     


  2. c2ironfist

    Member c2ironfist GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    308
    Country:
    Canada
    Umm you should always go for the higher class

    I personally prefer A-Data to any other MicroSD brands available
     
  3. TheWingless

    Member TheWingless Wafuu~

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,034
    Country:
    United States
    A-Data is usually the popular choice(recommended by a lot of members here) when it comes to 4GB Micro SDHC, especially when you compare the class speeds...
     
  4. Drenemag
    OP

    Newcomer Drenemag Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Really? I usually hear all the praise go to Kingston on this site...
    Or maybe I'm just a total noob.
    Thanks, I'm going to make my order now! Thanks for the help!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. cosmo2389

    Member cosmo2389 GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    421
    Location:
    United States
    Country:
    United States
    I have an A-Data and like it, though CBDS is running a little slow in the menus currently...

    But I like Kingston as well, though I have just had a
     
  6. Monster On Strin

    Member Monster On Strin GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    332
    Location:
    The other side of the internet
    Country:
    United States
    Get A-Data class 6. Obviously better

    but I have a kingston [​IMG]
     
  7. Minox

    Supervisor Minox Spytech Employee

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,617
    Country:
    Sweden
    Both are very good, but Kingstons are much easier to get hold of.
     
  8. Drenemag
    OP

    Newcomer Drenemag Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Awesomeness.
     
  9. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    United States
    Kingstons are good when class isn't an issue. The A-DATA card will not let you down in terms of speed.
     
  10. RebelX

    Member RebelX GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Country:
    United States
    Go with Kensington. I have read many bad reviews about A-Data on numerous websites. They have said that their products suck, are slow, don't work, etc. Plus, Kensington is an American based company, as A-Data is based in Taiwan. You do the math.
     
  11. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    United States
    If you mean Kingston, make sure that the card is Made in Japan. Some variants of Kingston cards are made in Taiwan and are of inferior quality. At any rate, I have an A-DATA myself, yet the charts don't lie:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. RebelX

    Member RebelX GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    Irmo, South Carolina
    Country:
    United States
    Wow, that's an A-Data? How much did it cost?

    I ran a test on my Transcend with the same software and it is similar but the sequential read speed is about 4 MB/s lower. Well I did get it off newegg for under 10 bucks (with shipping included, mind you [​IMG])
     
  13. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    United States
    I forget exactly, but Newegg has it on sale right now for $13.99. I think I paid slightly more, but it's still a bargain.
     
  14. themuddaload

    Member themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,099
    Location:
    West of the equator Sex: sure
    Country:
    United States
    my adata was great until my m3 reader killed it.
     
  15. Joe88

    Member Joe88 [λ]

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,187
    Location:
    NYC
    Country:
    United States
    can you post a DL of that program?
     
  16. AXYPB

    Member AXYPB GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    593
    Country:
    United States
  17. Joe88

    Member Joe88 [λ]

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,187
    Location:
    NYC
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    thats my kingston 4GB class 4 japan, dont know if reader makes a difference
     
  18. themuddaload

    Member themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,099
    Location:
    West of the equator Sex: sure
    Country:
    United States
    yeah, the adata is a little faster, i got about 22mb/s off mine using hdtach
     
  19. visitor000

    Newcomer visitor000 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    34
    Country:
    Ukraine
    [​IMG]

    Sandisk 8GB class 4
     
  20. layzieyez

    Member layzieyez GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2007
    Messages:
    440
    Country:
    United States
    I had 2 of those A-Data go bad on me within 1 week period, and if I hadn't bought them through newegg, I'd probably be ranting since it would have probably been impossible to return them for a replacement. I've had a Kingston 2GB microSD go bad, and all I had to do was set up an RMA through their website since they have a lifetime warranty. Speed is one thing, but where is that speed when your card craps out and you need a replacement?
     

Share This Page