What's Your Opinion on Kingston?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by matrix121391, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. matrix121391

    matrix121391 GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 5, 2008
    United States
    As some of you may have seen, I recently posted a topic regarding buying a Kingston 8gb MicroSD. I want to hear what everyone thinks of Kingston. Are their products reliable?
  2. X D D X

    X D D X GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 25, 2008
    New Zealand
    New Zealand
    They seem like a pretty good company, their products are reliable, I have a few Kingston MicroSDs.
  3. seedvt

    seedvt GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I've personally had two bad occasions with Kingston, where both my 1GB Taiwan microSD cards failed after about 4-5 months of moderate use. I think it was a bad batch.

    Shipping for RMA would of costed me more than buying a brand new card.

    I ended up with Patriot, and I haven't looked back.

    I now own a few Patriot 1GB and 2GB microSD cards and a 8GB SDHC Class 6.
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    my 4GB has been working fine since april, used it right out of the box
    make sure to try and get JP made ones though
  5. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

    Apr 4, 2007
    United States
    on the wheel
    Out of about 15 uSD cards (Kingston, Sandisk, A-Data, PQI, Filemate, Transcend, and Patriot brands), I have only had two bad cards, both Kingston (MiJ 1GB and 2GB). The 2GB lasted about a year, the 1GB was good for about 3 months.
  6. sylux92

    sylux92 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 15, 2007
    United States
    From what I've heard, Taiwan Kingstons suck. I have had a Japanese Kingston for years now, and it still works great, never had a problem with it.
  7. Giangsta

    Giangsta GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    I've bought and used many Japanese Kingston 1gb and 2gb microsd cards and have not had a single problem with any of them. I have also bought a Taiwanese card for a friend and he hasn't a single problem with any of the games he plays on his DS.

    I also use kingston ram in both of my home PC's