Kingston 2gb Japan vs Transend 8 gb class 6

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Mar 27, 2010
  1. Ericthegreat
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    Which is better/plays all games? Other card recommendations also nice ^.^
     
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    On the Acekard (AKAIO), it doesn't really matter which card you pick. I've heard that HC cards are slightly faster though. I say go for the 8GB (because it's bigger).
     
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    Of the 2, the 2GB Kingston should actually be faster.

    There's nothing wrong with the Transcend though and I would go for a 8GB as they are the cheapest per GB and so the best value. Both will play all games.
     
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    I have A OEM Class 6 card from dealextreme, and speedtests show that it would be FAIRLY fast enough for castlevanio POR - just that both acekard (with akaio) and cycloDS evo have patched and fixed it so the memory card speed is not relevant.

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    I always buy Transcend Class 6 and never have any issues with slowdown or lagging.
     
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    i have 2 2GB cards, one kingston one no name (lol blank card) both play games perfectly fine, neither have given me issues, so brand doesnt usually matter unless your getting a defective product. so id go with the 8gb man
     
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    The best experience that I have had is with the the site Meritline http://www.meritline.com/flash-memory---c-7643.aspx
    and the ADATA brand of Microcards, I have had the 4GB and the 8GB and they both works flawlessly and on top of that there about the cheapest place to get microcards with free shipping.


    There may be cheaper cards on the site and else where but not CLASS 6, the below 4 GB and 8 GB are CLASS 6.



    2GB $7.45 http://www.meritline.com/adata-2gb-microsd...---p-32795.aspx
    4 GB (CLASS 6) $11.95 http://www.meritline.com/adata-4gb-microsd...---p-18699.aspx
    8 GB (CLASS 6) $18.45 (last month when I bought mine they where less then $18.00) http://www.meritline.com/8gb-micro-sdhc-card---c-7650.aspx

    If you keep a eye on there daily deals the cards usually drop around a additional $2.00.

    My experience with there shipping is usually around 5-9 days tops.
     
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    no microSD cards plays all games by itself.

    As for which is better, just go for size.
    by hammer's quote, you are really a chump if you are willing to settle for a 2GB card when you can pay double for 4x space.
    I personally would never buy 8GB for over 15USD, or about 1.8~USD/gig (Class 6 of course)
     
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    Hello. Im only slightly hijacking this thread.. is a class 6 card going to be better than a class 4? Reason I ask: I bought an 8gb class 4 micro sd (memory 2 go brand) and while it plays most stuff fine a few games have framerate issues eg chinatown wars, metal slug 7, kirby superstars ultra). These run fine on my 2gb jap kingston so i was also thinking of getting a transend class 6 8gb. Can anyone confirm this will run better than my current class 4?.... [​IMG]
     
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    A Class 6 card isn't automatically faster than a Class 4 card, especially as the class is determined by the wite speed and we are more interested in read speeds. You can often find class 4 cards can outperform class 6 cards in both read and write speeds.

    Without knowing the actual speeds, there's no way to know.

    Why don't you post some speedtests of your card using a highspeed card reader and also the same tests performed on your Kingston??
     
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    Where have you purchased a 6 class 8GB for $15.00 or less? and what brand was it? is that also with free shipping?
     
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    what he said.


    Anything will work fine, but i find that if you have heaps of files on your microSD loading and stuff can get a little slow.
     
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    Nope anything wont work fine. My 8gb cheap 'memory 2 go' card has framerate issues in some games but my 2gb kingston doesnt. Just run a performance test and read speed of the 8gb is 13.7-14.7 mb/s, 2gb is 19.5-19.9 mb/s. Anyone know the speed of an 8gb class 6 transcend before i buy one?
     
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    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php?tit...ory_Speed_Tests is a link to some hd_tach results on older cards
    http://www.pineight.com/gba/#cf_bench is probably better as uses the ds rather than a card reader
    was thread or 2 on cyclo forums ages ago with some too (eg http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3902)

    its been said that random access is the (one of) main thing for ds games as the time taken to look for a piece of info is time doing nothing. Even if the card is 100MB/S if it takes a sec to find the info then it will be slow for small read/writes.
     
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    Cool, good info. Based on that ive ordered a kingston 8gb [​IMG]
     

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