How to check my microSD card classes?

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  1. CookiesMilk
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    CookiesMilk GBAtemp Regular

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    Got class 2,4,6 etc right... How to check mine?
     
  2. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    It's written on the card itself
     
  3. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Run a speed test. Crystalmark, hdtach etc.
     
  4. Rayder

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    If you look on the SD card itself, it should have a number in a circle, that is the class of the card. Class 2 (for example) means it can sustain a 2 megs per second write speed. Read speed is almost always faster. There is also response time which is preferable to be under 1 millisecond.

    If you run a speed test, the upload speed determines the class. Be warned though, many card readers limit your speed and a speed test may not always be accurate because of that.
     
  5. Szyslak

    Szyslak Nudibranch Lover

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    Also be warned that the testing programs (like hdtach) can heat up the card readers and fry cheap ones. Don't run too many speed tests in a row. Been there, done that. Multiple fried readers before I figured out what was happening.