Best SD card to buy?

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Oct 13, 2011

Best SD card to buy? by omegaultima at 12:51 AM (1,458 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. omegaultima
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    Newcomer omegaultima Member

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    What's the best SD card to buy for the 2i?
    I've been using a Kingston 1GB for about 5 years now(got it back when I bought my R4),
    and I think it's about time for an upgrade considering the fact that DS games these past
    few years have been getting bigger file wise.
    I bought a new one from Newegg about a year ago but it went horribly wrong
    and froze up while transferring files and just completely stopped working(for what
    reason I still don't know).
    I'm looking for something that's about at least 4 GB.
     
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    Former Staff Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    i've had the best luck with japanese branded kingstons and transcend msd cards. stick to class6 or 10. adata cards also get a really good rep.

    -another world
     
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    Actually, there is no such thing as a "Best SD Card" It only matters of how much Gigs it can hold I recommend 8GB.
     
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    I have had the best bet with Transcend. I have used 6 or 7 of them for myself, and others. Never had one with a poor read speed.
     
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    Trust me, it matters. A slow microSD card have have serious effects on how a game runs on a flash card, at least that's been my experience.
     
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    I use a Kingston 8GB class 4 Taiwan from newegg. I have had zero issues with read speed. It works flawlessly in my Acekard 2i. The card is also fully loaded with only a few hundred megs left for saves and misc. files that my collect over time. DPG videos run perfectly also. I have read that the Japanese Kingstons are better but I have not noticed a speed difference when I use either one. I have had read issues with the Adata brand which caused stuttering in videos and slow load times in games.
     
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    Sandisk and Kingston seem to work well.
     
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    This is the most rediculous thing I have ever heard. Yes, there is a best card and it is SanDisk. I have had every size and speed microsd from SanDisk and never failed once. ADATA can be sketchy. I had an 8 GB class 6 that ended up being 5.66 GB, not sure why, still works great and is in my SC DSTWO. All others have been in my CycloDS, DSTT or Wood R4. All in my DS Lite.
     
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    I tend to only buy Kingston made in JAPAN.
    They seem to be faster and more reliable.
     
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    kingston or transcend !

    pick the faster ones ( which are more costly )
     
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    Transcend or ADATA.

    I wouldn't recommend kingston as reliable, they're a reseller.
    http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=918
     
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    awhile back i did some testing with a kernel developer. we found that the 4gb class-4 sandisks we had for testing had the lowest read speeds out of other class-4 cards sent for testing. these cards were causing many issues, such as freezing and hanging.

    a card should never be considered the best solely on its name!

    -another world
     
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    No one mentioned 2 brands that rate highest on every micro sd card test I've seen...Top Ram and 3-C Pro
     
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    I've had good experiences with Kingston, they make very good memory products.
     
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    I've never had any issues with ADATA or PNY mSDHC's (typically I get class 6 and class 10, especially for large capacity cards). Lexar has also done very nicely.

    San Disk not so much (A 4GB Class4 under-performing for the speed class rating; errors that had to be solved by a SD Association Formatter wipe). I had bought it new and I don't have anything against the brand itself; I like the brand's Fuze mp3 player that I got.

    I'm neutral on Kingston, they haven't failed or caused problems for me but I have not used mSDHC by Kingston before (only 2gb and smaller cards).

    I also have about 6 different microSD reader/writer adapters; for the record, I avoid microSD -> SD adapters whenever possible because they seem to fail pretty predictably after repeated insertion/ejecting. USB adapters and front panel slots tend to work best.
     
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