Kingston 2GB MicroSD made in Taiwan. Does it have performance issues?

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  1. Eggman32
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    I just recently bought a Kingston 2GB microSD off ebay and it was marked japan in the picture and the seller said it was made in japan. when i opened it up I saw I got a Taiwan made one. I know that taiwan cards are usually worse quality than japan ones. I want to know if this one will be ok with most games, does anyone have a 2gb kingston taiwan? its been working so far with the games ive downloaded but i want to know if i should send it back. Also ive noticed slow write speeds, sometimes less than 1mbps. Thanks for the help.
     
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    wow. my kingstin 1gig japan does like 20read/write.

    get a couple of 1gb kingstons from newegg for like $3.20 each + $2 shipping = happiness

    every game i have tried works great on my kingston 1gb
     
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    I ran the HD tach speed test and it got like 8.6mbps average read and 2.8ms random access. The write speed seems unbearably slow though, it is sometimes below 100kbps. Is this defective? Im thinking of sending it back. Can anyone tell me if these specs are ok though? All the roms I've played so far have worked.
     
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    2.8m should be normal.

    Also, Made in Taiwan doesn't usually worse than Made in Japan one, my experience is Made in Taiwan usually have higher quality and low rate DOA/Defective chance than any other country that makes it, especially compare to China.
    PS: Consider Taiwan is a silicon island, which everyone's GPU and any other computer hardware is design and made from the country.

    I have 3 MicroSD atm, Made in China (SanDisk), Made in Japan(Kingston), Made in Taiwan (SanDisk), the one that is made in Taiwan have the highest speed overall and perform more stable than my other cards.
     
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    I have a 2Gig Kingston Taiwan, and while I don't know about write speeds, the card plays problematic games just fine (TWEWY, both Castlevanias.)
     

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