Class 6 SDHC

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  1. mixinluv2u
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    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i know A-Data's Class 6 card is pretty much the best/fastest cards right now. but has anyone tried the other brand cards?

    i read that Sandisk Class 4 is kind of too slow, but how about other brand's Class 6? like PQI or Transcend for example.
     
  2. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Not sure about PQI at all, but I've heard that Transcend is slightly slower than the A-Data. It's hardly noticible, they said.

    Also, yes, Sandisk Class 4 cards are very slow. I have one, and it freezes too often. I still don't regret getting it, however, seeing

    I needed the space.
     
  3. jeklnoo

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    doesn't "Class 6" == 6MB/sec, and "Class 4" == 4MB/sec? doesn't matter too much for DS use though, i think the maximum theoretical rate is around 3MB/sec, since the DS media adaptors all use SPI (1-bit) mode instead of the faster proprietary 4-bit SD mode.
     
  4. Bob Evil

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    I have class 4s and class 2s, and have no problems ... I think it may be the 'quality' of your cards ... lot of poor quality cards, and fakes, out there ...
     
  5. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    Actually, what matters is the random access speed of the microsd cards.
     
  6. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    I have tested the Patriot, Transcend, and A-Data 4GB class6 cards with cf_bench on the Cyclo Evo, AK RPG, AK 2, and SC DS One. I have added my results to this spreadsheet.
     
  7. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    I recently got a 4GB Kingston (Taiwan), when I have enough time I'll post my results.
     
  8. jeklnoo

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    Here's more data for yous: http://dev-scene.com/NDS/CartSpeed -- note that it only records the random access avg times.
     
  9. wilddenim

    wilddenim Candy!

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    I've got SanDisk Class 4 8GB SDHC and I've never had problems. I even tested both Castlevania and no problems. I've got no freezing, crashing or non playable roms yet. Like thebobevil said, it depends on the quality of the card and how friendly it is with your flashcart. Mine's CycloDS and again, no problems. Much faster than R4DS and DS FireLink.
     
  10. crazyazn5

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    I got a A-Data class 6 and there hasn't been a problem ever. It was cheap too! 19.99 after rebate and stuff...
     
  11. bollocks

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    is there anywhere in the UK that sells the A-Data cards? and at a reasonable price? i just want to check before i resort to buying one from Hong Kong or something.
     
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    nah, i don't mind using ebay, i was just wondering if any UK-based online stores had them in so i could get one fairly soon instead of waiting for shipping from HK. 's no big deal, anyway.

    totally agree about retail stores though, i was in maplins today and they were charging ONE HUNDRED POUNDS for a SanDisk 8gb one. i didn't check what class it was but i'm pretty bloody sure it wasn't 6 either.
     
  14. Swip

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    Could you list any HK sites that sell the adata 4gb class 6?
    I searched on google with no luck
    But this was the only one i could find.
    Click Here
     
  15. sudeki300

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    i had a sandisk class 2 4GB but had no problems with games freezing or lagging (except the movie in castlevania which i don't play). but i ordered a 4GB a-data class 6 card and it came yesterday through the door. only cost me £18 from ireland.i'll try it later and put the 4GB sandisk in my n95.........sudeki300
     
  16. jesterscourt

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    Never had any troubles with the J Kingston 2 gig one. I recently picked up a 4 gig Class 6 Transcend (for less than I spent on the Kingston, not even a year later... wow how prices drop) and haven't had any issues with it either. Now I can't say the same with the T made version of the Kingston, it has the slowdowns with the usual culprits (Downhill Jam and Castlevania)
     
  17. WildWon

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    A-Data 4gig Class 6 - $20 @ Newegg

    I just purchased this one on friday (came out to $20.XX total after a 1.99 shipping [​IMG] ) and i'll be getting it today or tomorrow (or maybe the next day), but yea, it SHOULD be good [​IMG]
     
  18. Unchi-san

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    its the best. you will be VERY happy. it is so damn cheap too.
     
  19. JSalcedo

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    I currently have a Kingston 4GB Taiwan [​IMG] , and it is doing GREAT. At first it was a bit slow, but then I used Panasonic SD Formatter on it and oh boy, did that eliminate all of my problems.
     
  20. WildWon

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    What does the SD Formatter do and is it a freebie? (i'm checking google right now, but i figure an answer here would help others as well [​IMG])