Anybody using a Sandisk TF that was made in China?

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  1. Saturnplanet5
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    Is anybody using a Sandisk TF that was made in China? I'm thinking of getting a 2GB card and was wondering if anyone had any experience (good or bad) with a Chinese card.
     
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    i personally do not have experience with the scandisk 2G TF, cuz I heard that it is one of the slowest cards in the market. however, a guy in a chinese forum did test it with chinese version R4. If u can read chinese, u can read the review yourself.
    http://bbs.yyjoy.com/thread-12784-1-1.html

    the result is pretty good, the scandisk 2G TF just ran as good as other fast cards in R4.
     
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    Saturnplanet5 where are you buying this from?

    how much?
     
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    thats the standard price

    Im sure you could buy it from an shop in Australia for that price (around $110). I heard there good but reports had been very mixed as there are lots of fakes
     
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    im using a sandisk tf card and it doesnt show any sign of a slow down for me,i actually bought another one just yesterday off ebay,and it cost me 93 bucks for a 1 gb and a 2gb card, [​IMG]
     
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    ebay watch out for fakes:-o
     
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    nice work 2gb and a 1 gb for $93

    I maybe using ebay sooner then I think...
     
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    yep just make sure you guys watch out for fakes, i actually research the ebay store first and its one of ebays top store,i also have bought from them before,just watch out guys, [​IMG]
     
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    I am one of the guys to pickup the SanDisk 2gb MicroSD/TransFlash - DIRECTLY from VERIZON.

    It works great on Slot-2 cards, but is extremely sluggish with the SCDS1. I also find that it takes about 20 minutes (sometimes only 15) to copy all my programs BACK to the card after reformatting it:

    Rather than defragging a constantly changing card [for performance], I copy all the stuff off the card to HD, and then reformat and copy all the stuff back to the card.... Yeah, doing this really does make a difference with this card.

    I keep this card in my SuperCard.Lite.... where it is mostly filled with GB/GBC/NES/SNES/TG16/Pictures and misc NDS homebrew.

    I use a Kingston 1gb card for Videos and larger NDS programs that are speed sensitive.

    I hope this information can help someone.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't see that this was placed in the R4 discussion forum. Still, I hope that my rely (above) can help someone.

    notes: i am reading the post topics from an RSS - thus, I cannot see the forum groups in this manor, only basically anything that has an interesting topic, i read.
     
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    Im using a Taiwan made SanDisk 512MB TF (Orginally bought it for my mobile phone). From what I can tell its EXTREAMLY slow even when transferring files, decided to format it with FAT16 and the speed improved a bit. The wierd thing is the SD card Adapter that came with the TF is made in China.

    Anyway, Im already planning to get either a 1GB Kingston or Toshiba next week. [​IMG]
     
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    I had a taiwan sandisk 512mb. only problem was with castlevania por freezing.
     
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    I finally got my 2GB card in the mail today, yay! There is a problem though. When I deep format using FAT or FAT 32 the card and then check the properties it says that half the card is used even though I haven't put anything on it. When I do a quick format the card says that it has 1.89 GB free and works fine. I put over 1GB of material on there just to check and had no problems at all. Has anyone else had this happen to them?
     
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    I just did a FAT16 format to my SanDisk 2GB and got 1.89GB available. I filled it to the top and everything works no problem.

    My SanDisk 2GB TF is Taiwanese made, got it off ebay, not sure if it's fake since I got it from an eBay Store. Works great though, but still Portrait of Ruin freezes more often than not... which is why I just went and bought the game [​IMG]

    --Henry
     
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    I think at this point and time... it's probably best to spend the money on 1GB cards... kingston 1GB are like 12 bucks each... just stuff it up instead of a 2GB card you can get like 5-6 1GB card and swap in/out... the only problem i've been seeing is the labeling of 1GB card. they look exactly the same and they're so small that you can't really label them.
     
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    A small coloured dot - red for favourite games, green for good games, blue for games you are trying out, etc etc.
     
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    i use a 2 gig sandisk on my sds1 and haven't had one problem with it so far.

    i can understand the appeal of multiple 1 gig cards but the 2 gig allows me to fill it with a ton of games and the kids don't have to fiddle around swapping such a small memory chip.
     

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