Micro SDHC Recommendations Please

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by Gattsu80, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Gattsu80
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    Hi,

    I recently bought an Acekard 2.1 bundled with a Kingston 4GB Micro SDHC Class 4(Taiwan). I found I get slowdown and every now and then slow loading textures in Chinatown Wars. I also get slowdown with other games such as Jump Ultimate Stars, Bleach - Dark souls/Blade of Fate. So after reading up on these forums it seems the Kingston Taiwan cards are crap.

    So I need a card with a better Randon Access Time with out spending a fortune. I was looking at a Transcend 8GB Class 6, Lexar 8GB Class 6 and Samsung Plus 8GB Class 6. Does anyone have any experience with any of these cards? Or can anyone recommend me a SD card that will be fast enough? Also can anyone tell me if the size of the SD card will effect its speed? Is 8GB not worth it simply because a 4GB would be faster?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
     
  2. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Those are decent cards with good random access times.

    I know the Transcand card is a Samsung OEM card, both tend to get access times of 0.8 - 0.9 MS and read speeds of 15-15.5MB/s. I've no idea about the Lexar.

    In somecases you may find a 4Gb card to be slightly faster (0.1MS), but not really anything to make a difference.

    The Kingston Class 4 cards (Japan and Taiwan) are Toshiba OEM. 7DayShop have 8GB Toshiba Japan cards for £9.99 http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_in...ducts_id=105852 Those tend to get read speeds of 20MB/s and access times of 0.9MS.
     
  3. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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  4. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    I have a Samsung Plus 8gb! I ordered it from play.com
    http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/1276...rd/Product.html

    It works fantasticly in my Acekard and my DStwo, this is definitely worth buying.
    Hell it's a good price, £16.

    Good thing you're in the UK, since I haven't seen any american places that sell this online.

     
  5. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Never said he had to [​IMG] I just don't know any UK shops since I don't live there.
    Always better to offer a link to something that has information when making a recommendation IMO.



    Also... kinda weird we both had our 2,453th post in the same thread.
     
  6. Gattsu80
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    Gattsu80 Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick replies. I am thinking of going with the Samsung or Trancend. I have read good things about A-DATA cards but they are kinda hard to come by here in the UK. I can't find much info on the Lexar so I think I will avoid that. I have to pass Tottenham Court Road (loads of pc component and electrical shops) tomorrow so will see what I can find.
     
  7. EJames2100

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  8. Gattsu80
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    I bought a 8GB Transcend Class 6 today for £14. After formating it with Panasonic formatter, I am happy to report all my slowdown woes are gone. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  9. dingdongpogi

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    I bought several ADATA Class 6 and all have been very good. Bought 3 Transcends Class 6, 1 lemon. All bought at discounted prices from Newegg.
     
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