Kingston from Taiwan?

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  1. The_Dark_Knight
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    hey all,

    I ordered a 2GB Kingston MicroSD because it came with a reader that I was told was good.

    I plan on using an A-Data 8GB Class6 card as my main MicroSD. But I was hoping I would have this Kingston has a good back up ... however, I thought I was ordering a Japanese Kingston, yet it says "Taiwan" right on the card.

    SO,

    has anyone used a Taiwanese Kingston MSD with the Acekard RPG? if so, was it a good experience or a bad one!?

    thanks in advance...
     
  2. The_Dark_Knight
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    ...sigh.... anyone!?
     
  3. golden

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    Through my tests, the AK might lag on any problem games without a japan made microSD card. If that is the case just use the NAND.
     
  4. Minox

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    4GB Kingstons from Taiwan are very good microSDHCs, but the non-SDHC microSDs for Taiwan are still of very low quality.
     
  5. The_Dark_Knight
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    hmm, well that's a little disappointing.... you think it will still run "easy' games well?

    also, sorry, but what is a "NAND"? I've seen that around a lot, I tried looking it up... all I know is it's on the AcekardRPG. does NAND just mean the AcekardRPG's on-board memory??

    thanks a lot guys.....
     
  6. Rayder

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    It will be fine for the most part. Don't expect "problem games" to work 100%.
     
  7. xJonny

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    Yes, the NAND onboard flash memory
     
  8. dib

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    If you have the card to see where it says Taiwan on it, why don't you just test it and find out for yourself? That seems to be the only empirical way for knowing with so many conflicting reports on what does and does not work. And like they said, if you bought an RPG then it's not a problem anyway because you can just use the NAND and not worry about it.
     
  9. The_Dark_Knight
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    ok cool, thanks guys!

    dib - I can't test it cuz I just ordered the Acekard, it won't arrive for a while I"m sure =)
     
  10. dib

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    Then you can't be sure it's from Taiwan, so it seems premature to say that it is.

    But that's one of the reasons you pay a premium for an RPG, with onboard memory you just don't have to dink with memory cards if you don't want to. I just happened to own a compatible SD card with my cell phone, but I generally don't even use it in my RPG. One gigabyte is more than enough memory for myself.
     
  11. The_Dark_Knight
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    oh, then how do I know where it's from? I mean, it says Taiwan right on it... and it says "made in China" on the back of the box.

    so what SHOULD I be looking at?
     
  12. dib

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    Okay, I'm beginning to see..you have the SD card but not the Acekard. Yeah it's printed on the card, most places don't distinguish between country of origin because this is a phenomenon supposedly affecting only this singular application. Although I remain skeptical because experiences seem to conflict so widely. Well when you do know, you'll have to report whether it works. I think Castlevania is supposed to be a problem game, although it works fine on mine either using SD or NAND.
     
  13. logical thinker

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    You should not worry that much.
    First, you will use the class6 most of the time.
    Second, from my experience, only 5% of the games are problematic.
    Third, just copy problematic games to the NAND.
     
  14. jabjab

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    If you mean a 4gb adata then you will find a difference as its alot faster
    If you mean a 8gb adata it should be a class 4 and will run just as 'bad' as the 2gb kingston most likely
    Either way, there will not be many games you would have a problem with and i think that all of them should fit on the nand and run fine so shouldn't be an issue overall.
     
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    I have a 1gb Taiwanese Kingston that I use on my R4, it work perfectly. The intros to Castlevanias seem to be the benchmark for SD cards and on mine, they're 100% smooth. Now getting Portrait Of Ruin to not freeze... that's beyond my little SD's ability. [​IMG]
     
  16. cracker

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    From what I have read the 2GB Kingston Taiwans are better than the Japanese version in terms of speed and have good quality.

    Worst case scenario spend 10 bucks at dealextreme for a Japanese made one.