Kingston 1gb and 2gb comparison

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  1. iwakura
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    Comparison of microSD cards

    1gb is the Japan model, 2gb is Taiwan. I don't think they make 2gb Taiwan.

    Test run with HD Tach and a standard SD-USB adapter


    1gb Japan
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    2gb Taiwan
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    Conclusion:

    2gb Taiwan is only .1 mb/s slower than the 1gb Japan model in average reading time. Random Access, however, is .3 seconds slower.
     
  2. TEKNOSYSTEKWRX

    TEKNOSYSTEKWRX Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the info, but the real question is, how does it play in your R4?
     
  3. scrawl

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    I suspect it's your card reader which is limiting the read speeds on both cards.

    Same MicroSD cards, different MicroSD card readers:

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  4. iwakura
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    iwakura HHNNNNNNGGGG

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    i have another adapter, i'll try that when later. which did u try it with?
     
  5. dbgtdob

    dbgtdob GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    for your information kingston is located in taiwan, but they used bad parts at their main factory, the japanese factory used refurbished chips thats why its better, i heard that kingston 2gb is better quality since they had so many complaints.
     
  6. omedon

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    Are there any 2gb cards speedy like the kingston 1GB Japan ones? Suitable for Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin on an R4?
     
  7. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Closest would be the Sandisk UltraII
     
  8. flanker22

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    random access speed is what kills it above 2.0 is the threshold usually.
     
  9. 001100

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    Just got my 2gb microsd from buy.com
    Made in Taiwan. Tryed Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin and it does lock up at the wrap point.
    Also tryed Pokemon Diamond. (some have been reporting of freezing) Now I did not test it for a long time, maybe 5min 3-4 battles
    but it did not freeze on me. If this changes i'll let you know.

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  11. ZeWarriorReturnz

    ZeWarriorReturnz Banned

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    Kingston 2GBs only come in Tawainese version.
     
  12. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    The only known Japan manufactured 2GB microSD is the Toshiba 2GB.
     
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  14. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Most likely.
     
  15. mag2005

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    I got this for both 2gb and 1gb Sandisk microsd. Same result for both.

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