Micro SD?

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Oct 30, 2011

Micro SD? by Mr. Prince at 8:24 AM (899 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Mr. Prince
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    Hi, I am getting a supercard dstwo and I am wondering which Micro SD card should I get (sandisk or Kingston), so from your personal experience which one is better?



    Thanks!
     
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    The only MicroSD I've owned that has stopped working, (I don't know why) Was a Kingston one.
     
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    Kingston would be better !
     
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    made in japan or taiwan are better
     
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    I've always used kingston, and never had any problems with it.
    The only faulty SD was a 4gb sandisk IIRC, it was terrible. It deleted my saves and corrupted my games.
     
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    Sandisk for me.
     
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    I've always been kingston; no problems so far. Never used Sandisk (aside from SD cards, not micro SD cards).

    @OP: a poll would help ;)
     
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    I got a 2GB Sandisk micro sd and no problems at all.
    Also got a PRO-DUO Sandisk 8GB and it works fine too.
     
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    Well then, I'm going to get a Sandisk since (almost) everyone posted more positive experiences with their Sandisk.
     
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    MSDs can be a bit hit or miss, irrespective of brand. The 3rd reply gave you a more appropriate response by focussing on the region of manufacture...ie. there are a lot of dodgy cheaper MSDs exporting out of other areas within Asia.

    Quote "Well then, I'm going to get a Sandisk since (almost) everyone posted more positive experiences with their Sandisk"
    *Pedantics
    you had 6 replies (one of which didn't specify either) = 5 replies: 3 for Kingston; 2 for Sandisk, 1 negative experience for each. I've done the math and called my old Math's teacher just in case I was trippin' and I think Kingston won in this straw poll :ninja:
     
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    [quote name='Dark^'^Knight' timestamp='1319968108' post='3950793']
    you had 6 replies (one of which didn't specify either) = 5 replies: 3 for Kingston; 2 for Sandisk, 1 negative experience for each. I've done the math and called my old Math's teacher just in case I was trippin' and I think Kingston won in this straw poll :ninja:
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    Well you are right ( I didn't calculate since I would still buy a sandisk since NDS-Gear.com offers only sandisk :P )

    I actually have SUPERCARD DSTWO with a kingston SD and my wii uses Sandisk, and I had no problems with both of them, but I wanted to know the experience of both of them according to others.
     
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    It doesn't really make a difference between Sandisk and Kingston, so long as you buy from a trustworthy seller just buy the cheapest choice. Besides, your dstwo is much more likely to break before the SD does.
     
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    Actually I have a DSTWO that I bought more than one year ago, and it's perfectly fine! B-)
     
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    I meant it more in the sense that a Micro SD will last forever. (Not quite, but still)
     
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    Kingston Made in Japan for the win. End.
     
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    [quote name='Dark^'^Knight' timestamp='1319968108' post='3950793']
    MSDs can be a bit hit or miss, irrespective of brand. ...ie. there are a lot of dodgy cheaper MSDs exporting out of other areas within Asia.[/quote]I agree - I've had quite a few MSD from different manufacturer (Sandisk/Samsung/Kingston/Adapec - even 'branded' cards like 'Nokia')
    Only had 1 fail on me so far in all these years (Ironically this happened recently while on holiday - that was a Sandisk 8Gb class 2 BTW)

    It IS best to buy from a reputable company & I'll suggest avoid buying any from ebay - as this is where I've read most 'dodgy' cards are sold

    The best thing I find is that you should look around to see what's the 'average' price is for the card you thinking of buying (say ~£13-17 for a 16Gb Sandisk Class 6) - & if you find the same card going for a LOT cheaper elsewhere (say
     
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    [quote name='CannonFoddr' timestamp='1320226357' post='3954388']
    [quote name='Dark^'^Knight' timestamp='1319968108' post='3950793']
    MSDs can be a bit hit or miss, irrespective of brand. ...ie. there are a lot of dodgy cheaper MSDs exporting out of other areas within Asia.[/quote]I agree - I've had quite a few MSD from different manufacturer (Sandisk/Samsung/Kingston/Adapec - even 'branded' cards like 'Nokia')
    Only had 1 fail on me so far in all these years (Ironically this happened recently while on holiday - that was a Sandisk 8Gb class 2 BTW)

    It IS best to buy from a reputable company & I'll suggest avoid buying any from ebay - as this is where I've read most 'dodgy' cards are sold

    The best thing I find is that you should look around to see what's the 'average' price is for the card you thinking of buying (say ~£13-17 for a 16Gb Sandisk Class 6) - & if you find the same card going for a LOT cheaper elsewhere (say
     

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