32GB MicroSD Card... Get your 48GB Captivate now!Accessories


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  1. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    You might have seen this around the forums or other places:

    32GB MicroSD

    Its the 32GB MicroSD that Verizon is selling for $99 with FREE overnight shipping for their phones. You can buy it without having anything with Verizon, though.

    I now have mine installed in my Captivate and the thing is great. I have 29GB of Music/Videos/Pictures loaded up on it and playing back ANYTHING on my phone is fast and doesn't stutter.

    I know I had some questions about this so I just wanted to post that yes, you CAN enjoy 48GB of space on a Captivate without worrying about Class size speed issues, worrying about the card being fake, etc.

    Well worth the 100 bucks. The money you can save from Wirefly/Amazon/Walmart etc can easily pay for this.

    Please read thread for discussion of READ/WRITE speeds, etc.
     

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  2. getDange

    getDange Well-Known Member

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    Well it is all good, but I am not spending a Benjamin on some SD card, no matter how big :)
    I could buy 3 16 GB cards for that money :)I think it makes sense only if you absolutely need 32 GB in one chunk, right now.
     
  3. bill.g

    bill.g Well-Known Member

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    Well that is at least $35 cheaper than newegg, also the point of having one large SD card is so you do not have to change them out like a game cart on your gameboy.
     
  4. DT

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    Very tempting! I love the idea of a 48GB *PHONE*, hahaha, wow.

    Are there reliable, Class 6 Micros in 16GB for ~$33? I keep seeing more mainstream brands pushing $50 (or Class 2 cards for $30-ish).

    I need something. I'm using my old 1GB (don't laugh ... OK, laugh it's pretty sad :D) from my Tilt! In fact, I'm pretty much only using internal storage.
     
  5. getDange

    getDange Well-Known Member

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    None of them are reliable enough for me. They all can break. Nothing gives you 100% guarantee. That is why I do not like using LARGE cards these days - you snap pictures for example, fill up 32 GB and then the whole card gets corrupt. Yes an expensive card will have a great warranty and I will get my money back. But the pics would be gone forever. I would rather be forced to move my stuff to desktop frequently to get space.
    32 GB is good however if you want to put your collection of 2 GB movies on it (16 movies total in great resolution - pretty cool), and you do not want to juggle with space for that. For example I got a cheap 8 GB card, put 3 movies on it, and then the 4th movie did not fit, with 1.5 GB of space still free. I got that 8GB card recently BTW, for $10 or something, class 4. Wrote data a dozen times to it, still no failures. I use newegg for memory purchases, reviews are very helpful there, and prices are good too, especially if you catch some sale.
     
  6. St_G

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    I've been rocking a 32GB card since the day after I got my Captivate and have dedicated it entirely to music. Having half my music collection with me at all times is pretty great, and there's plenty of room in the 16GB on the phone for podcasts, pics and app data. Havign that much potential storage -- making my iPod mostly redundant -- was a big motivator in my buying a Galazy S phone over any of the competitors.

    One thing to keep in mind, though, is that with a very large media library comes a) longer media scans and b) the stock music player FREAKING OUT because it can't handle a music database that large.

    The first problem is really only an annoyance when you make changes to what's on the card. Scan during routine reboots don't seem to take very long. I guess it looks at the card, says "oh, same as it was" and moves on? I don't know.

    The second problem means you'll need a new music player. I tried a bunch before settling on MixZing. But I'm sure there are others worth using as well.
     
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    getDange Well-Known Member

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    St_G I never tried that. How is it freaking out? You think the freaking out will cease if the lag fix is applied?
     
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    St_G Active Member

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    Whenever I would go to list Artists, it would crash to desktop with an error saying (something like) "Media Database too large."

    Seemed pretty unequivocal what the problem was. None of the 3rd party apps I tried had that problem, though.

    I have no idea if a lag fix would affect that or not. Doesn't really seem related.

     
  9. getDange

    getDange Well-Known Member

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    Wow, makes me wonder if Samsung did any good stress testing.
     
  10. St_G

    St_G Active Member

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    I've often found that using tech at the limits of their listed capabilities causes some unpredictable behavior.

    For instance, I had one of the first MoBos to support DDR2 1066Mhz RAM, supposedly at amounts up to 8GB.

    It would run 1066 RAM just fine. Or it would run 8GB of RAM just fine. But if you asked it to run 8GB of RAM at 1066Mhz, the memory controller would take a dump. Every time. I eventually was able to dial the clock down to just a hair over 900Mhz and have it run stably.

    So yeah, finding out that the "Up to 32GB" expansion slot didn't mean that the music player was able to handle a 30GB music database... no big.

    I like MixZIng a lot better anyway. The lock-screen controls alone make it worth a purchase. Which makes sense, really, because the lock-screen controls are pretty much the only thing they don't put in the free version.


     
  11. rlb4

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    This is only a class 2 card. Are there any issues with playback or running apps off of the card?
     
  12. tyte

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    i was fortunate to purchase one about a week after the captivate came out from another user on this very forum for $70 ... works flawlessly... i only story music on it though... everything else is on the internal phone... :)

    i haven't tried formatting the card on my phone though.. i formatted it on my pc... but yea...

    class 2 is all you need unless you plan to constantly transfer data between the phone and the pc...

    i personally prefer not swapping out multiple sd cards because i have a case that i prefer not taking off and i might end up losing some of them..

    i had a 16gb on launch day.. but now its in my garmin gps :D

    JUST A WARNING/WORD OF ADVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    do not purchase sd cards from ebay... there are a ton of fake large storage sd cards of different kinds with fake branding and fake storage capacities...
     
  13. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Not that I have found.

    I've played Xvid movies, all my music, and viewed all my photos. No chop or lag at all from it.
     
  14. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, it takes about 10 minutes to scan INITIALLY when you first load all your stuff on the card. After that, it just scans briefly and adds whatever new stuff you've newly added, and doesn't take as long.

    And I use Mixzing Pro, haven't had any issues, love it.
     
  15. getDange

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    You won't have problems READING from a class 2 card. You may have issues if you try to WRITE to it at high rate (like shooting pics)
     
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    That's what I am trying to find out. I have read mixed opinions of whether or not a class 6 is "needed" for shooting video or running apps off the SD card. I personally don't think it is necessary, especially since these phones are being sold with class 2 cards and that is what most people will buy. I feel that the class 2 or 4 should be fine to record video/run apps from and that the only real world advantage of a class 6 card will be transferring data to/from a computer. I am certainly no expert so I was looking for some real user experiences. So Locsplitter, any hiccups recording video in 720p?
     
  17. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    My camera/video recorder currently still just copy to the internal SD card. I actually haven't found out a way to put those pictures/videos that are being snapped/recorded into another directory yet though.

    If you know how I could point it to the external microSD card, I'd be happy to test it for ya.

    And call me Splitter! :>
     
  18. yahoowizard

    yahoowizard Well-Known Member

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    Bet you, within a year, price drops by at least a half. I mean, flash memory, hard drives, all this drops price exponentially, it's pretty crazy. I mean, I paid 20 bucks for a 2GB flash drive about three years ago, and now it's like, 16 GB for 30 bucks. Just wait it out or use multiple cards. I don't even get how people have thousands of songs, or manage to listen to 50 GB worth of music.
     
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    I contemplated getting this exact microSD card when I first got my Captivate. I was planning to use it for portable music and leaving my iPod at home. However, with the battery life being so poor where I need to charge it twice daily, I can't see how anyone can use the Captivate as a media/MP3 portable player!
     
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    i'm confused, what do you mean you don't have to worry about speed issues? is this card even rated for a speed? if not, then that 99 price is kinda a rip off don't you think?
     
  21. getDange

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    If you do not use a certain feature too excessively, the Captivate can even work wonders as a TV for you :)
    Really, I listen to about one hour of music a day on Captivate (when commuting in the subway). It just slightly dents my battery life. If YOU use it for 8-10 hours a day, including plugging your studio phones in it, may be it makes sense to get a dedicated heavy duty music player with a beefy battery. Similarly, get a Nook or Kindle, if you read books for more than 2 hours a day.
     
  22. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh yeah totally. I just put things into perspective for myself and how I expected to pay for it. It'll be a lot less for sure, but I'd rather have all my stuff organized now and pay the price premium than wait a while while just using a 16GB and not have all my stuff on the phone anyways.

    Eh, the money I saved buying the cappy for $9.99 paid for it I want to say.
     
  23. locsplitter

    locsplitter Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well for one, I'm patient. Class/speed only matters when writing to the card. Playing back something such as movies or music would be the same on a Class 2 or a Class 10.

    99 is expensive, yeah. Rip off? Eh, maybe not. People were paying huge prices on SSD internal HDs when they just came out to have the latest and greatest.
     
  24. getDange

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    By definition a rip off is asking $N for something that is available elsewhere for times cheaper. You can call this a rip off if you can get same/better card cheaper from another source.
     
  25. St_G

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    I think I've been seeing the same "Why would anyone need X-Amount of space?" posts forever. Desktops, laptops, media players, phones... The devices shift, but the myopia remains the same.
     

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