Is there any difference between the cheaper and more expensive SD card brands?

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  1. leafeon34
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    I'm going to hack my Wii U and need to buy a 64 GB SD card to back up the system. The image below is an extract from a catalogue of a popular PC parts store which I will buy the SD card from.

    I want a card that has a good transfer rate and won't break in 13 months time.

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  2. Kleyon

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    Kingston class 10 cards seems to have lower read/write rate than Sandisk Ultra, even if both are class 10 ! So I think that's where the difference is with other cards too.

    For example basic Class 10 Kingston is about 45Mb/s at read when Sandisk Ultra is about 80Mb/s...

    Edit : I always bet on Sandisk cards personally, they are reliable and have good warranty on it (Kingston isn't that bad too I think, but need to check transfer rate & warranty).
     
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    Not too much, your biggest risk with SD cards are counterfeits or rejects being sold. Internally the differences are generally in wear leveling.
     
  4. leafeon34
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    Umm.... so what is the difference (if any) between the below?

    Sandisk Ultra (SDSQUNB)
    Sandisk Extreme (XVF)
    Sandisk Ultra (QUA)
    High endurance Sandisk SDSDQQ
    Sandisk Ultra (QNC)
    Sandisk (SDSDQUAN)

    I wish there was a recommended option for people like me who just want something that fucking works.