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Old May 1st, 2011, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks,

Just got my NC today and, dummy me, forgot to get an sd card. So I have a few of questions so I make sure that I'm getting the right thing:

1. Is there a significant, noticeably difference between a Class 6 and Class 10 micro sd? Specifically, I am looking at 32GB cards, and I can definitely tell a price difference.

2. If I root the NC, is the 32GB really necessary? I do not intend to put music/movies on my NC, but lots of books, photos, comics, etc. isn't out of the realm of possibility.

3. Is there a specific card that is recommended over the others? I've searched Newegg and Amazon and it looks like the Patriot and Wintech both have bad reviews. The Kingstons are nice, but I would like to know that the Class 10 and 32GB is really necessary before I drop $90.

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Ok, so a little surprised at no responses.

I know you folks have some idea...
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Unless you're dual booting (custom rom on your external sd card/stock rom on your Nook), I wouldn't worry about getting a class 10 unless you don't mind the expense.
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Hey folks,

Just got my NC today and, dummy me, forgot to get an sd card. So I have a few of questions so I make sure that I'm getting the right thing:

1. Is there a significant, noticeably difference between a Class 6 and Class 10 micro sd? Specifically, I am looking at 32GB cards, and I can definitely tell a price difference.

2. If I root the NC, is the 32GB really necessary? I do not intend to put music/movies on my NC, but lots of books, photos, comics, etc. isn't out of the realm of possibility.

3. Is there a specific card that is recommended over the others? I've searched Newegg and Amazon and it looks like the Patriot and Wintech both have bad reviews. The Kingstons are nice, but I would like to know that the Class 10 and 32GB is really necessary before I drop $90.

Thanks a bunch all!
1. There is a difference between speed classes, but you probably won't be able to really tell the difference. Both class 6 and class 10 will seem slow compared to internal memory. Class 4 performance is unacceptably slow. If you really plan on running off the uSD card for a long period of time, then I'd probably go class 10.

2. 32GB with no music and/or video is like buying a tractor trailer for your daily commute. You can install thousands of books in like 2GB of space, so I can confidently say you'll be covered for a while. Photos can take up a decent amoung of space, but even ~8000 12megapixel images can be stored on 8GB. Personally, I'd go either 8GB or 16GB. Cost increases exponentially for 32GB, so start small and see if you need it.

3. I personally buy the cheapest memory card I can find that is still somewhat brand name. Spending close to $100 on a $250 item doesn't make sense to me. I bought a 16GB Class 10 card for under $30 from Amazon. 32GB cards were just way too expensive to be justified.
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Thanks for he info guys.

From what I've seen, I won't be booting from SD if I root and install Phiremod. Assuming I understand everything. I'm a converted Apple fanboy so I'm still learning all the droid terms.

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Thanks for he info guys.

From what I've seen, I won't be booting from SD if I root and install Phiremod. Assuming I understand everything. I'm a converted Apple fanboy so I'm still learning all the droid terms.

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You are correct. Phiremod installs to internal memory.

Trust us, it's worth it.
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Well since were talking sd cards...........

What is the max read speed yall get? I am using a class 10 patriot and I a, getting about 11mb/s write and 23mb/s read. I herd people getting up to 60mb/s on there phone by tweaking some of the settings. I am using sd tools to test the speed. Here are the links.
Increase Your SD Card Read Speeds By 100-200% With A Simple Tweak [Hands-On, Benchmarks] | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

Increase The Reading Speed Of Your SD Card | xda-developers
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I get similar speeds (10.7 write, 22.6 read) with my class 10 card (HO823).

Here's an app to tweak and make the change permanent: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sdincrease.it
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I found this a good read: SD Strange-results - or - How I learned to love CM7 - xda-developers
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