1. willy101

    OP willy101 GBAtemp Regular
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    I'm looking to purchase a 2GB Micro SD (Kingston), serial number SDC/2GBKR. Is this Japanese or Taiwanese? Basically I want a card that can run Castlevania/other games that prove troublesome on certain cards. Will this do it? How are the SDHC cards? Can they also run Castlevania?
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    Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    Edit: So for those wondering whether the Kingston you want to buy is Japan-made, here's a summary of the thread.

    - rayder

    SDC/2GBKR is Japan-made. Hope this helps!
     
  2. jalaneme

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    nope, i have a kingston japan and mine says SD-C02G on it, i think the serial code you have is a tawain one then.

    this is the one i have:

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    apart from that one is a 1gb and i have a 2gb.
     
  3. Destructobot

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    The Japanese ane Taiwanese cards have the same part number (SDC/2GB or SDC/2GBKR, I think the KR stands for Kingston Retail). I ordered one with one of those part numbers (I don't remember which) from newegg.com and it was Japanese (SD-C02G).

    I've heard that the 2GB cards are all Japanese now, but that may just be a rumor.
     
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    KR definitely does not mean Korea. I'm sure at least one of my Japanese Kingstons was the KR version, but I can't remember is it was the 1GB or 2GB card (possibly both).
     
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    nope, like i said before mine says SD-C02G on it and it's a kingston, that other code has to be a taiwan, i brought a 2gb micro sd for my friend's little brother and it's the exact same thing a kingston japan with the same serial number, SD-C02G. if someone with a tawain kingson micro sd would say what code they have then we can confirm it.

    look this ebay listing, it has the same serial number as TC http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Kingston-2GB-Micro...Q2em118Q2el1247

    it has nothing on the bottom though, it doesn't say "japan" on it

    http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showpost....amp;postcount=8
     
  8. willy101

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    Hmm this seems very confusing.

    Are there any sites that I'll be guaranteed to get a card with sufficient read/write speeds? (I'm thinking newegg...) I'm in the USA btw.

    Also SilverSpoon mentioned that SDHC cards can run "troubled games" (Castlevania POR) perfectly. Is this true? Do they have r/w on par or better than say a Japan Kingston/Toshiba?
     
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    according to this post http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showpost....mp;postcount=11 the SDC/2GBKR is actually a japan, :S it just says it on the back of the micro SD.

    sorry i can't help you shop wise, i'm from the uk, you can try buy.com though.
     
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    yep i guess so, sorry Destructobot.
     
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    Every Kingston 2gig I've bought from Newegg has been Japanese cards.....and I've bought a total of 5 at this point.

    The one I have in my hand right now is labeled "MBLY/2GBKR" (came with mini and full size translators and a card reader) and the card is Japanese. "MBLY/2GBKR" means Mobility 2GB Kingston Retail.
     
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    Okay thanks for clearing that up. Can SDHC cards write/read as fast as or faster than a Kingston japan card?
     
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    Depends. Some yes, some no.
    SDHC=Secure Digital High Capacity
     
  15. willy101

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    Which ones specifically write/read just as fast as (or faster than) say 1/2 GB Kingston?
     
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    The A-Data 4GB class 6 card is supposedly the fastest card available, with the transfer rate and access time both being better than the Kingston SD-C01G and SD-C02G. Any class 6 microSDHC card should be faster than any microSD card (for transfer rates at least, I don't know about access time).

    As for the number confusion, the SD-C0?G cards are all manufactured by Toshiba. SD-C0?G is Toshiba's OEM part number; it is on every version of the Toshiba SD-C0?G cards, regardless of which brand name (Kingston, PNY, a few others I forget) the card is sold under. Unless the card is being sold under the Toshiba brand name, SD-C0?G will generally not be on the packaging or the product description.
     
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    I guess you've been lucky. I bought a Kingston 2GB microSD from them and it was Taiwan. That's why I only buy my Kingston 2GB microSD cards from DealExtreme now. $12-$13 and they're authentic guaranteed Japan.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2396
     
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    Thats funny. I have had the exact opposite experience as you. I ordered my first 2GB Kingston from DX (supposedly guaranteed to be MiJ) and it was MiT. Since that I have purchased 6 or 7 2GB Kingston cards from newegg and all have been MiJ.
     
  19. willy101

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    Thanks for your help guys. I ended up buying a 2 GB Kingston for $0.95 and a Cyclo.
     
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