MicroSDHC Speed

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  1. Aurora003
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    Hi. I'm thinking about buying a new MicroSDHC card (8GB, Class 10) for my Acekard 2.1. Currently I'm using 4GB Class6. I'm unsure if the card will work well with Class 10 speed. Anyone have any knowledge with card speed that can help me?
     
  2. DSdonkey77

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    Class 10 would work for sure! It is overkill though, so is class 6, class 4 will do just fine, you won't even notice a difference while playing, some class 2s even work. The only time you would notice a difference is when you are transferring files from your computer, but that in it self doesn't justify the price differnce.

    BTW, I use a Sandisk 8GB Class 4, brand is important! Get a reputable one, if you get an oem one, check the reviews carefully.

    Edit: My friend uses a 8GB class 4 OEM card in his 2.1 and has no problems at all [​IMG]
     
  3. SpiralTrance

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    how can you tell what class your micro sd is?
     
  4. Rydian

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    It's printed on the MicroSD in a little circle.
     
  5. codezer0

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    For me it's an appreciable difference. Mostly to do with how long it takes to load or save files. At least in Pokemon I noticed that a faster-class card tends to save its data a lot faster when loaded. But again, once your SD card is loaded with the games and has enough space for saves and the like left over, the class rating probably doesn't amount for much in-game improvement, unlike with consoles. [​IMG]
     
  6. Hakuromatsu

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    The "Class" refers to write speed, not read speed, so as codezer said, you're only really going to see improvements when writing SAVs for games like Black/White and WarioWare DIY.

    In fact, there may even be a slight negative correlation between write and read speeds. I use 3 microSDs: a Class-2 SanDisk, a Class-4 Kingston (or whatever Kingston decided to re-brand for me) and a Class-6 Transcend. According to ATTO Benchmark, my SanDisk is the fastest reader and my Transcend is the slowest. It's a tradeoff.
     
  7. Hakoda

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    If I had to buy a new MicroSHC today, I'd probably have to go with an A-DATA or Transcend due to the fact they usually live up to the job and aren't made by huge companies that are bound to make mistakes.
     
  8. Rydian

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    Class does only determine write speed, but in general a class-6 is going to be made better than a class-2.