About Kingston MicroSD's?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by scopenoob, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. scopenoob
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    People keep recommending the japanese MicroSD's. Why the emphasis on japanese Kingstons? Are only the ones sold in Japan good? I'm looking at this:
    http://shop4.frys.com/product/5342018
    and I don't know if it's the same high-performance product everyone recommending.
     
  2. Minox

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    1/2GB Kingstons are of much better quality if they're made in Japan, for 4GB Kingstons it doesn't really matter if they're made in Japan or Taiwan.
     
  3. Whizz

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    I have a 2gb made in Japan and it works well. A friend of mine said he had trouble with one from Taiwan so I'd say go with Japan.
     
  4. xJonny

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    It's not about sold in Japan, but made in Japan cards are faster. The one on the website doesn't seem to indicate so it's a gamble on whether its a made in Japan or a Taiwan, etc..
     
  5. scopenoob
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    Well it doesn't say "JAPAN" on the card (at least what the picture shows)...
     
  6. CorruptJon

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    I have a 2GB Kingston Taiwan and it actually performs about the same as my 4GB Kingston Japan. I'm pretty sure the difference between Taiwan and Japan isn't too noticeable.
     
  7. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I don't even know which one mine is. I think it's... Japan? Whatever, the difference in speed shouldn't be that much.
     
  8. Joe88

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    it should say right on the card
     
  9. jeronz

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    Isn't it something to do with speed decline as the microsd gets closer to capacity with taiwan microsds?
     
  10. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    I never really looked lol.
     
  11. krazykirk

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    Mine says Japan on it too, and mine is a 2gb. It works great [​IMG]