Better microSD card?

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  1. mooseburglar
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    Golden Sun DD currently doesn't work on my 2i and in an attempt to solve the problem, I'm buying a new microSD. I'm currently using a Kingston 4GB but I've been reading that Kingstons are extremely sketchy.

    In total, I've received $90 in gift cards to Target for Christmas, so instead of getting the Transcend (http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Class-microSDHC-Memory-TS4GUSDHC6/dp/B0013DXVYK/) that people have been recommending, I'm thinking of getting a Maxell from Target (links below). It says they're speed class 6, so I'm wondering if any of you guys have experience with Maxell and if it'll be as good as a Transcend or SanDisk. Thanks.

    http://www.target.com/Maxell-microSDHC-Mem...mp;frombrowse=0

    http://www.target.com/Maxell-microSDHC-Mem...mp;frombrowse=0
     


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    So should I spend the extra $5 to get a class 10 over a class 6 A-DATA? Or is it just overkill?
     
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    I say class-10 is overkill assuming you're going for a known-good brand for a class-6 like transcend or a-data.
     
  6. EJames2100

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    Extra $5 just isn't much and the benefits are worth it I'd say.
     
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    I went with the Transcend 4GB Class 6 because it was the same total price as the A-DATAs but with free 2-day shipping.

    Thanks for your help everyone!
     
  8. kingofgamesgx

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    can someone test for RDA of that class 10 card? read and write look great but RDA is important to is it not?
     
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    RDA = ?

    If you mean latency, yes. There's no way to get latency numbers besides actually getting the card and testing, but in general the better-made a card is, the lower the latency.
     
  10. gloweyjoey

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    I think he means random access or direct access (same thing)
     
  11. trumpet-205

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    RDA varies with each card and operating condition. Only way to find out is to test your own microSD.
     
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    have a link to something i can test it with i ordered one (i was getting a LE SCDS2 anyway so i figured a class 10 for alittle over $10 why not)
     
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    would it really have much to do with the mirco sd card?

    Posts merged

    i mean a micro sd card is a micro sd card
     
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    No.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#Speeds
    if they were all the same, why would there be five class ratings for speed?
     
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    when i first got my microsd years back the main 'fast' one recommended was 1gb japanese kingston which had good random access.
    the adata 4gb class 6 had about the same but the transcend 4gb class 6 was quite alot slower
    used to be a thread on cyclo forums back when 4gb was big and 8gb was arriving.
    got an adata myself and never had a problem with it (test sample = 1 = win)

    as for question in op... in the uk ive never actually seen a maxell branded card and the products that are maxell are pretty poorly regarded.
    if they are class 6 i wonder why the small (6) isn't etched on the card pictures?
     
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    I'm about to buy the Sandisk 16 gb card. Will it work without problems?
     
  19. kingofgamesgx

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    ok got the MSD now waiting on SCDS2 to come in so i can set everything up and then test
     
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    Er, this is in the Acekard section and is testing latency for it's AAP option.

    Not the DSTwo.