Stay away from Kingston MicroSD Cards for your DS Card

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  1. kenji4861
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    or I should say if you are getting one, make sure it's assembled in Japan.

    Check out the difference in performance.

     


  2. Sephi

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    I read about this a little while ago, kingston knocking off themselves or something.
     
  3. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah well, it might be news to you, but most of us would already know about this....and BTW, it doesn't stop at Kingston. I've held (nearly purchased at a computer/technologies market) a fake Sandisk microsd.
     
  4. kenji4861
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    Darnit... sorry. I guess I discovered way too late.
     
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  6. Sephi

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    Watching how long it took to load the game was amusing though.
     
  7. KingVamp

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    true, horrible speed X.X
     
  8. Pyrate02

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    I stopped buying Kingston because of hanging problems - maybe I didn't wait long enough....I guess now I know why some Kingstons worked fine while others didn't.

    Thanks.....
     
  9. Bulit

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    [​IMG] And I thought mine was slow. [​IMG]

    Here is mine by the way.
    It is a class 4 8 GB Patriot Micro SDHC that I bought for $15 new at my local electronics store.
    Is mine okay?
     
  10. tk_saturn

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    Not spectacular , but it should be fast enough for your needs. It's the read speed which is important, not the class/ write speed. Considering you paid $15, i'd be happy enough.
     
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    Oh; thanks. And I guess you can't expect great read speed for $15. [​IMG]
     
  12. cracker

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    Transcend makes really good media too. I use 2 x 8G class 6 cards with a CR-5400 on my PSP.

    BTW I give 5 stars for the video -- partially because of Youtube's awesomely bad auto captioning.
     
  13. tk_saturn

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    To put it in perspective, the maximum you will get from any card is only 25MB/s even if you spent 10 times what you did. So 15MB/s is ok really, you get 20.5MB/s from the 8GB Toshiba Japan Class 4 cards (ie Kingston), but it's not a huge difference.
     
  14. Blaze163

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    I have 3 Micro SD cards for my Cyclo, all Kingston. An 8GB main, a 2GB reserve for lesser played games, and a 1GB card for movies. None of them have ever given me any trouble, at least nothing caused by the card. The few problems I have encountered were due to my own impatience, stupidity, and in one case a bad download of Moonshell 2 which F'd up my entire laptop for hours...

    The speed really doesn't bother me. It's not like I have some big luncheon to get to when I'm swapping my files over. They work with my Evo every time, that's what counts.
     
  15. Panzer Tacticer

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    The only things made in China that are any good at working, are Chinese.
     
  16. Sumea

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    I am yet to test my SANDISK card (that was sold as kingston card in DealExtreme) - Class 4 4Gb.

    A OEM card (no manufacturer marks, nothing) that seems to be Class6 and 8gigs has read (random and sequental) of 17 MBPS - write is 7megs on sequental and 1meg on random


    ... Kinda good for 14 buck OEM microSD
     
  17. Sh!fT_23

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    I have bought 7 (give or take) Kingston MicroSD cards, varying sizes, mostly 8GB with a couple of 2GB all being Class 4.
    Each of these has been from DX.
    All have had the exact markings of Kinston, Size, Class, etc. as well as being in retail packaging.
    As well as this each card has also met the Class 4 speeds when I tested them, often above the spec.
    All of these were for me or my mates to use in either our DS Flash Carts or for PSP's with a MicroSD to Memory Stick Converter and have never had an issue and I have been using some for about 2 years now.


    EDIT: Wow I'm an idiot I thought this was the first page, I only included the information that is relevant now.
     
  18. Porobu

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    It works wel my kingston Japan
     
  19. Sh!fT_23

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    I have definitely not had these issues, but I'm pretty sure all my memory cards are Japanese. If your looking for fast and reasonably priced Kingston cards DX has Japanese manufactured ones (can't remember if I can link websites or not but Google DealExtreme and you'll be right). Transcend are also real nice and fast, and I have a bunch of Sandisk too (mostly USB flash drives) but I have had good result with them, but I would try too stay away from anything thats too cheap otherwise you're probably not going to get the speed your after.
     
  20. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Bumping is just so fucking fun, isn't it?

    Also, inb4 Rydian

    http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?page_id=1022