Does microSDHC class matter?

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Feb 11, 2009

Does microSDHC class matter? by NeverEden at 10:22 PM (1,129 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. NeverEden
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    Hi, my dad recently bought me a Polaroid microSDHC 8GB class 4 for $20. And I researched there was a class 6, same micro, same GB, selling online for about the same price. I was wondering if class matter that much when it come to using it for flashcart. (I'm considering to buy Acekard 2.1). What is class exactly for?
     
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    Class is the speed at which the mircoSD card reads / writes. Generally, the class doesn't matter when dealing with most files on a flashcart, so there's not real need to upgrade. You may see a difference in games like Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
     
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    I am using a Class 2 Sandisk in my DSTT and it works fine.
    The Class system is a minimum speed that it should perform at, if you are lucky it will work closer to the next class speed.
     
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    As its a minimum speed requirement most cards actually perform faster then their class. A class 2 card should be fine for any flashcart at the moment.

    Just so you know class 2 means a minimum speed of 2mb/s, class 4 4mb/s and class 6 6 mb/s. I have an eight gig class 4 sdhc card and the transfer speed is generally around 8-10 mb/s.
     
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    Yes, Class 6 is the best.
     
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    the higher number, the better speed
     
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    I have a class 4 card and it does everything i want. Its not all about read and write speed though. Its how fast the card can be accessed.
     
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    Thanks for the info about the classes. I am also asking the same question.

    How do you know the classes if there's nothing that was written on the box like in a shopping mall, perhaps?
     
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    if the is nothing written on the box, its best to assume its class 2

    class 6 is the best yes, personally I wouldn't bother with anything less, but if you already have a class 4 it should still work well with most games
     

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