Where the heck to buy micro SDHC 4GB class 6 (either A-data or Transce

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  1. Dark X
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    I made this topic before but most or maybe all the members recommended me to buy from Newegg, well HELLO I'm from Saudi Arabia and Newegg only ships to US country, so where can I buy a genuine micro SDHC 4GB class 6 with free shipping and ships to P.O.Box (either A-data or Transcend)?

    I've been searching the web for days but without finding any clue.
    I'll appreciate your help and thanks in advance.

    By the way, in my country we only sell SanDisk, shall I go for it or buying a micro SDHC 4GB from SanDisk is not a good idea?
     
  2. TedJ

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    Have you tried dealextreme.com? I know they stock the PQI 4GB MicroSDHC although I think they're on backorder at the moment.

    DX usually have great prices, but it pays to be patient.
     
  3. Dark X
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    Yeah DX is my favorite place for shoping but I heard most of their Micro SD are fake.
    Also is PQI any good, because I'm planning to buy A-DATA or Transcend?
     
  4. zero383

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    Just buy the Sandisk. You're not going to get free shipping to Saudi Arabia. Sandisk the best brand IMO (expensive though). A-Data is crap.
     
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    I have an 8GB Transcend and so far have no problems. This or Sandisk would be your best bet IMO.

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    I have an 8GB Transcend and so far have no problems. This or Sandisk would be your best bet IMO.
     
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    *shrugs* I have an A-Data, been running for about a month or more without any problems 4 GB SDHC card. I also have an older A-Data JOGR flashdrive that is a 1 gb usb drive which still works beautifully. So I don't say all of A-Data is crap but I believe there are times with every company to have some bad cards.
     
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    Do a transfer rate + access rate comparison between an A-Data card and another of a similar class and size (Sandisk, Transcend, etc.) and you'll see what I mean.
     
  8. smellyfungus

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    you can try meritline.com i bought my adata 8gb there for cheap and they ship to a lot of places around the world. i tested the adata with hd tach and it was better than both my pqi and kingston.
     
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    Both PQI and Kingston are at the lower end of the speed scale. You didn't prove anything lol. Compare it against Sandisk or Transcend. But whatever, everyone has their own preference.
     
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    Haha, I actually got this HP one because it was on sale, and it's pretty fast. Probably not made by HP though...dunno who would outsource to make it for them though.
     
  11. smellyfungus

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    ive looked at a few test and the sandisk and transcend were at similar speeds to the adata if youre talking about the class 6 ones.

    in my own test, the adata had a 0.7ms random access time which is supposed to be fast enough to play all games without slowdown. the pqi measured at 0.8 ms, the card was actually pretty good except it would occasionally freeze playing castlevania por. the kingston (class 4) was around 1.2 ms (cant remember exactly).

    i dont really have a preference so im not pushing adata on anyone, it just is the fastest of the cards i currently own.
     
  12. Dark X
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    WHAT!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  13. sphinx.djc

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    I see no one has suggested the Patriot brand. I am using an 8gb micro SDHC with my AceKard2i and it works very well (froze a few times but I guess its normal with this kinda stuff...)
     
  14. Dark X
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    @smellyfungus: What kind of flash card did you use?
    Is it Acekard 2i or other than that?
     
  15. smellyfungus

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    im using an Acekard 2i with AKAIO and A-Data 8gb Class 6 MicroSDHC.

    if you're specifically playing for Castlevania, Dawn of Sorrow ran fine on my slower Kingston card but for Portrait of Ruin it froze a lot. For the PQI card (a 4gb class 6) it ran the first few levels fine but when you get to a certain section it froze in that area a lot but other areas it would not freeze at all. Even the AData has a random hiccup but its fairly rare.

    from what i read if you can find the best sandisk class 6, its supposed to be as good as that adata or better. not sure how the transcend is though.

    I hope this helps.

    oh also there was a patch on this site for Portrait of Ruin that cut music out or something to help with freezing, i havent tried it but if you cant find a fast card then you can try that patch out.

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    i just checked out dealextreme to see what was available. apparently the kingstons (1gb or 2gb) made in japan are faster than the ones made in other areas (mines from taiwan) deal extreme has a few so i cant guarantee its the same one made in some of the test i saw. this guy made a test http://www.teamcyclops.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5760 and his kingston was the same random access speed as the adata.
     
  16. Dark X
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    Thank you for your help smellyfungus and thanks for the help guys.
    I just did some research to find if there is a SanDisk 4GB class 6 micro SDHC but it looks like class 6 is only appears on 16GB's SanDisk, the 4GB ones are only have class 2.
    Though I still don't know about what should I buy, SanDisk or PQI [​IMG]