anyone know where i can get a memory card for nexus one?


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  1. Haldo

    Haldo Member This Topic's Starter

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    could someone link me up to a good site, looking for an 8GB card for my nexus one.

    don't know much about memory and i'm afraid i'll buy something that's incompatible.

    a UK site would be preferable because I'm in Scotland.

    much appreciated!
     

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  2. damchi

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    You'll be fine as long as you get a micro SD card.

    Pay attention to the class rating though -> higher number represents higher data throughput, e.g. class 6 means a min. of 6 MB/sec write speed. With that being said, even a class 2 is probably plenty fast for the N1 (the micro SD card that come with the Nexus one is a class 2 card and I haven't noticed any speed issues yet).

    Edit: read up on different SD card formats here - http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/faqs/storage/securedigital.htm
     
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    newegg.com is usually a good source
     
  7. MonkeyHanger

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    Play.com have a 16gb one for 27.99 at the moment.
     
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    theartfullodger Well-Known Member

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    Really? microSD that will fit inside an N1??
     
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    Yes it will, the memory cards are Micro SDHC cards, the only thing to look out for is the write speed of the card as some of the slower ones may impact on performance of your device.
     
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    Thanks MH.. hadn't searched for SDHC..
     
  11. sl33py

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    i just ordered 2 different 16GB micro SD (both class 6) from newegg. about $59 ea.
    Newegg.com - A-DATA 16GB Micro SDHC Class 6 Flash Card with SD and miniSD Adaptor Model MicroSDHC CL6 16G 2 ADT - Flash Memory

    that paired w/ the elago micro reader - pretty nice and flexible setup.
    Amazon.com: elago Mobile Nano II USB 2.0 microSDHC Flash Memory Card Reader (Black): Electronics

    i use some smaller micro SD cards at work - bootable disc setup, work files, etc.

    you might look at the bundle on amazon - 8gb, w/ reader was $26 usd.

    looking at amazon uk - you guys pay a lot more for them (micro SD cards). The elago reader doesn't look like uk site even has it. Not sure if there would be a savings by buying from amazon's US site and shipping... obviously take a while longer.

    hth - gl!
     
  12. Haldo

    Haldo Member This Topic's Starter

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    do sandisk not do a 16GB class 4 card?

    cant seem to find one anywhere.

    a class 4 16GB card would be perfect.
     
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    I read somewhere else that Class 2 and up are fine for the Nexus One as the phone cannot utilize any faster read/write speeds than that anyway.

    It may be that paying for a Class 6 (which I did prior to reading this) may be a waste of money.
     
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    I read that too. But i figure if i need to move even close to 10-15GB of data (thinking movies), i'll just pull the card, pop it in a reader (i'm really digging/liking the nano one i got) and off to the races! I have 2 of the nano readers (a whopping $5 ea), and 2 of the 16GB cards. I'll be using them for work files when not in the phone, but also can setup data on one and then swap it in for quick turnaround.


    To compare, the class 6 i ordered will do:
    Sequential Read : 16.85 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 9.267 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 16.62 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 1.832 MB/s
    (From Newegg user's speed test)​


    For $5-$10 more i'll take the fastest i can get. I'm still using some of my older 2 and 4GB micro SD's from old phones as work drives - i'm glad i got the faster ones then.

    hth!
     
  17. SnotF

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    the class rating only affects how quickly you transfer data pc<--->phone, correct? it has no impact on how quickly the device can access the information from the card once inserted... if you're gonna spend the money upgrading why not take a lower class and more physical memory and just select. the data you want to synch the night before and walk away or go to sleep?

    just as a point of reference, a class 4 32gb card, 84.00 us
    32GB SDHC (Secure Digital HC) Card Class 4 (CRB) SD Class 4 Flash memory for your mobile device pda ipod mp3 player or digital camera: OEMPCworld.com

    seems logical to me... thoughts?
     
  18. mi_canuck

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    that's not a microSDHC in your link though...
     
  19. sl33py

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    it's a constant speed - in phone or out. Admittedly it's not likely to be a bottleneck in the phone. But really, most class 2's aren't that much less than the 6's i've found. If it were a BIG difference, then i'd save some $, or go bigger like you said.

    16GB is the largest i've been able to find Micro SDHC's. Anyone seen the 32GB's yet? They are coming, but going to be $$$!

    As for syncing and sleeping. It doesn't seem to work that way for me. Inevitably i want to transfer some large file, or set of files (movie or big group of mp3's), just before i need to run out the door. (to work or to mtg).

    So in those cases - i'm stuck w/ the fastest it will go. With the faster media i can pull it - put it in a reader, and transfer FAST. in the phone it will be slower... I should have them soon and will do some rough tests (not doing the exact x.xxMBps testing) to compare.

    Anyway - hth!
     
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    touche sir! however I think the argument still holds some water...
     
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    If you're in the U.S., Frys.com has a 16GB Panasonic class 2 one on sale for $34.99 after mail-in-rebate ($27.99 if you live near one, and can go to it in person). I had previously picked up two, and they work GREAT for PSP adapters, and in my Nexus One. Item #5885833 (Sorry, I'm not sure if Fry's ships to the U.K.)

    FRYS.com
     
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    Picked one up last week, works great!
     
  24. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member

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    i transfered a 1.5GB video file to my Nexus yesterday (i have a Sandisk 16GB microSDHC card)... took about 4 minutes.... that's a little over 6MB/s (and yes, the card is labeled as class 2.... which supposed to mean 2MB/s... obviously, the Sandisk cards are underrated.... ;) )
     
  25. negreenfield

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    Remember, the class rating is a minimum, not a maximum. My Polaroid one by PNY gets the same speeds as well.
     

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