Ok to buy micro sd with no brand?

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Jun 20, 2009

Ok to buy micro sd with no brand? by hyun at 4:07 PM (1,479 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. hyun
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    Hi I am trying to buy a new micro sd and i found a micro sd that has good price but no brand of it like kingston or sandisk.
    Is it ok to buy it?
     
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    i would personally steer clear from dodgy/questionable microSD cards.

    Having used quite a few, I've found cheap ones to corrupt or mysteriously (and permanently) lose storage capacity. Even after formatting with the panasonic formatter and whatnot.

    Also, the read/write speeds on the non-brand ones are usually pretty crappy.
     
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    It would be a hit-or-miss prospect at best. It could work fine, it could be total crap. Without a brand name to go by, you'll have no idea what its speed or class is until you buy it and test it. Personally, I wouldn't risk the money.
     
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    what class is it? if it isn't class 6 you may get slowdowns.
     
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    it's class 6 and 4gb
    the price is $9 which is good.
     
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    yea but i want class 6
     
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    The unbranded class 4 I got worked fine. It was a 2 gig, and it worked with no problems. But, as the others have said, it's a guessing game. You could get one that works perfectly; you could get one that works like shit. The 2 gig card I got is now in my cell phone, as I got a 4 gig Kingston, but it still worked pretty good in my M3 Real.
     
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    I have a m3 real and it has some lags with some games..
    To solve that problem, what kind of sd card and class do i need?
     
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    try get a SD card with brand
    my experience with brandless SD card was it can just die on you anytime they want!
    is a risky thing to have

    if you intend to get a new SD card, i hope the following would help

    class 6 is the fastest
    class 4 is the 2nd

    just bare in mind each brand got a different read/write speed
    some say kingston is fastest among all
    personally i have been using adata, transcend, sandisk and kingston they all work well for me
     
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    That is a class 6...

    Regardless, if you spent a few minutes on newegg you could find better cards that are guaranteed to work. Don't waste money on a "maybe".
     
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    Read some reviews posted from people that purchased the product. That's if the site has any. I personally would spend the extra buck to be on the safe side and purchase a name brand one.
     
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    personally, I would try to get an 8gb, but that should work fine.

    it probably has a brand of some sort... just not one the retailer thinks is worth mentioning. a lot of companies *coughsandiskcough* trade on just their name flogging mediocre products for ten times what they are worth
     
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    Maybe a silly question, but is there any reason a kingston 8gb class 4 Micro SD HC won't work with an M3DS Real and a Supercard DSOnei? I'm just about to order so I figured I might as well ask here rather than waste a new topic on it.
     
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    it will work, but may get slowdowns in some games
     
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    No there's no reason it shouldn't.
     
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    M3 Real and Supercard DSonei is SDHC supported. Whenever you see SDHC support any SD card size should work fine.
     
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    Ahh, fantastic. Thanks for the help. [​IMG]
     

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