ADATA 8GB microSDHC Turbo?

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Jun 15, 2008

ADATA 8GB microSDHC Turbo? by Searinox at 7:29 AM (2,212 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

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    Previously I wanted to buy a 4GB ADATA instead of my current class 6 Transcend. This is because despite being cls 6 Transcend still lags, while a 4GB ADATA I tried from someone didn't lag at all despite being formatted FAT32. I've recently come across 8GB ADATA TURBO microSDHC. Previously I was avoiding 8GB memories because I knew there were no class 6 ones. The ADATA 8GB TURBO is a class 4, but has anyone tried the DoS intro on one to see if it lags? TIA.
     
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    If you lagged with the transcend class 6 you'll definitely lag with a class 4.
     
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    I don't know wether to trust classes or not anymore. Since a class 6 Transcend was BARELY any better than my class 4 Kingmax and yet I saw ADATA beat it. I believe a Turbo class 4 ADATA could very well be better than a class 6 Transcend.
     
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    I agree, class rating isn't the performance indicator it is being touted as. At least not for how we use uSD cards. I have yet to see anyone give any report on the A-Data 8GB.

    Heres a much better price though : A-Data 8GB at Newegg
     
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    Pfft, then why's it being discussed on DS flashcart forums more than anywhere else? =\ I agree it's kinda mythified, it means much less to performance than it's rated to. If I get my hands on a class 4 8GB ADATA and it happens not to lag I'm going to suggest a serious rethink about the way flashcart users are informed of their microSD performance... a rethink in which CLASS has a much lesser role.
     
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    its discussed here as its important to get a 'fast' card
    higher class is likely to have higher success but thats not a given
    for read/write speeds an 8gb sandisk is quite a bit faster than the class 6 adata but its random access time is far inferior
    i guess word of mouth and random access times results of cards is better than just class rating but you cant always get good answers so have to go by specs
     
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    So what Castlevania DoS intro and PoR game need is fast random access time, not r/w speed, am I right?
     
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    Yup that's true, but you may still need decent r/w speed.
     
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    id have thought gameplay would have been the access time part and read/write the movies but dunno really maybe a combo
     
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    This is horrible. I've never thought a class 6 could behave so bad...
     
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    How's this for a shocker?
    I have a class 2 Sandisk running on Acekard 2 and neither the intro movie from Castlevania DoS or PoR show ANY lag. What's more, I've put over 6 hours into each game and had absolutely zero lockups, freezes or glitches.

    I am however getting dropouts on Mario Kart multiplayer. (see thread)
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=90995
     
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    I'm surprised because I didn't expect memories of this size to actually work without any lag, especially on the AK2 which seems to be more speed-demanding than other carts.
     
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    Random access is what matters for DS games (as has been pointed out)

    The Class is decided by block reads/writes, and is not really useful for flashcart users.
     
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    You say random access is much slower on an 8GB memory right? Are they all the same in that respect?
     

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