Which Micro SDHC Card Brand Do You Use and Why?

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Which Micro SDHC Card do you use

  1. Kingston

    20 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Transcend

    9 vote(s)
    25.7%
  3. Sandisk

    17 vote(s)
    48.6%
  4. PNY

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Integral

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Lexar

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  7. Verbatim

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. Samsung

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  9. Unlabelled Brand

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  11. Fuji

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Patriot

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  13. Dane Elec

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Huma
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    I was just curious as to which cards people choose, most of the brands I listed are readily available in the UK so apologies if your preferable choice is not listed

    Please state the
    -Class
    -Memory Capacity
    -And brief description why (convenience, reliability, speed, build quality etc)


    Many thanks
     


  2. frogboy

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    I've got a Verbatim Class 4 8GB, and I have no idea why. It sucks, I'm gonna buy a SanDisk.
     
  3. Huma
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    As for myself I've always used Kingston (mostly 8gb) class 4. Never had any major issues
     
  4. Judas18

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    Kingston 8gb Class 4. Never had trouble with Kingston memory cards (fingers crossed it stays like that). I used to use Sandisk but they'd always go corrupt with me, dunno why.
     
  5. EyeZ

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    Transcend 8GB (class 6), never had an issue with this brand.
     
  6. Another World

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    for my older kits, kingston 2gb japanese branded cards. because they were proven to have less lag and more stability.

    for my new kits i exclusively use transcend class 6 8gb cards. i have beta tested thousands of files (literally) and have had very few problems. the occasional corruption, and that is it.

    -another world
     
  7. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Samsung (class 6 or Higher)
    Why?
    • Fast
    • Bullet proof
    • consistent
    • (even class 6 is much faster than original game)
     
  8. nando

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    transcend class 10 16gb

    cheapest for it's class. fast and reliable. i tried a kingston 10 class and it had a terrible read speed. i've had transcend cards since forever and never had one corrupt on me.
     
  9. Rydian

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    Transcent Class-6 8GB. Transcend's been shown to be good here.
     
  10. yellowsnowcone

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    Samsung 32GB class 10 (note: not compatible with Panasonic's SD Formatter)
    Sandisk 8GB class 4
    A-Data 2GB (no class, performs about as well as the Sandisk in benchmarks)

    I tried different ones out after some problems in games, but ended up able to replicate them with my retail carts, in the end. The GBA and DS Castlevanias are the worst, if for no other reason than needing to play straight through for hours to replicate a given problem (infiite slashing animation, lockups in certain rooms, corrupted saves).

    Low class rated Sandisk, Kingston, Transcend, A-Data, and Patriot, are, IMO, hard to fault, when random performance is needed. I haven't tried any others than above list in my flashcart, but phone applications can be sensitive to random reads, too, making so many class 10 cards worthless. Samsung and Toshiba are great, with good sequential and random performance, but they are proud of it. If the price difference weren't less than 20% at the time, I would have bought a Patriot or Transcend 32GB, arther than Samsung.

    I've never, ever, ever had a good experience, long-term, with any flash product branded PNY or Lexar, nor has anyone I've known who's bought their USB, CF, or SD cards, and I have had multiple bad RMA experiences with PC AIBs from PNY. Everyone I know, it seems, that uses flash often, has independently been burned by PNY, Lexar, or both, and so learned to avoid them.
     
  11. bakayaroo

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    Samsung 32gb Class 10
    Cheap, works without issues, just fine.
     
  12. 59672

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    Whichever is the cheapest and is at least class 6 or class 10 if it's only like a dollar or two more. Most brands are quire reliable and I back up my data often anyways. Only times I would be cautious is with some unheard of brand from some ebay seller or other similar situations.
     
  13. cici1028

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    i have a Sandisk 8G and it works really good, i love it :P
     
  14. Janthran

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    I have some unlabeled SD card because it was cheap and I wanted a 4GB card. I also don't know the class of it because it just says SD on it.
     
  15. yellowsnowcone

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    That card simply has no class. There isn't a requirement that they be off some class, just that if a card is rated, it must give sequential write performance of that many (2,4,6,10) MB per second. How often does your flash cart, phone, tablet, or Raspeberry Pi need fast sequential write speeds? Not often. But, there is no offical spec for 16K or 32K random reads.
     
  16. Janthran

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    Does that mean it's class 0? :O
     
  17. ZAFDeltaForce

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    You could always use H2testw to check the write speed of your card and thus estimate it's class.

    The class number of a SDHC cad usually denotes the card's minimum write speed, i.e. Class 2 cards have a minimum write speed of 2MB/s and Class 10 cards have a minimum write speed of 10MB/s.

    I use a Transcend 32GB Class 4 micro SDHC card I got from a sweet discount :D
     
  18. Janthran

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    It started at about 4 and it's going up.. :O
     
  19. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Well, if 4MB/s is the minimum write speed, then I'm pretty sure it's a Class 4 SDHC :)
     
  20. Janthran

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    Writing now says 5.65, so I guess that's the average..?
    Read speed is waaaay slower though.