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Support Microsd card compatibility/formatting discussion


  1. GODHOOD

    GODHOOD Active Member

    I think I'll just get a 16g or 32g class 6, I really don't use a whole lot of memory on my SD cards. Most of the time I usually transfer my photos & music from the phone straight to my computer. On the other hand I do download movies to my phone so I will need the extra space.
  2. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member


    i agree with you... in most cases.. speed would not be a big deal.

    given that you have 16gb on board... that will be where most of the access will be.. from apps. they should hardly ever touch the SDcard. so normal playing around and usage of the phone.. it will mostly use the internal faster memory.

    SDcard then is pushed to personal data: Photos, videos storage ...

    the only real issue would be with camera speed... if you select it to save directly to the SDcard.. the faster that is finished saving the faster it can take another pic.
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  3. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    I tend to agree, but just to offer a counterpoint -- increased class speeds come at an increased risk of failure/lack of reliability (just check out the Lexar Class 10 32 GB MicroSD reviews on Amazon) and also (for some of the less known cards) reduced random seek and transfer times in order to improve the sequential transfer times that the Class rating is based upon.

    Just food for thought.
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  4. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I hate the ever long battle of card brands and class ratings, but excellent post Neo. It is cool to have a great mind like yours around again (I vacationed in Evo 3D land for a year).

    You summed that up very succinctly, I'm definitely in agreement. Over the years of reading reviews, that the lesser known brands have often been more volatile and over time may have a higher failure rate it seems.

    Transcend, Patriot, ADATA, etc. are some of the "off brands" that I think possibly utilize cheaper parts or craftsmanship and sometimes have a higher failure rate. Many people have also reported their SD card underperforming in accordance to the card's write speed class rating - on the other hand others have reported higher transfer speeds than their card's class.

    Not to sound like a snob, but personally I would not chance things with anything but Sandisk, but everyone is entitled to their opinion and choice. That does not mean that Sandisk does not fail or are inherently better, because many people have plenty of luck with other brand cards. Its just a situation where sometimes you may get what you pay for. I think there is a reason that alot of fakes and knockoffs are rebranded and repackaged as Sandisk. How does it go, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?

    More or less like you were saying I seem to remember a tech blog story a little while back that found and proved that the file system of a larger capacity class 10 card took longer to read and write smaller files, and recall them, than a smaller capacity lower classed card. Proving the theory that bigger and faster is not always better. You stated it much clearer though.
  5. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I appreciate the kind words! :)

    It's great to be back what with all the new excitement in the air for the new heir to the Evo throne. Though I like my Evo 3D a lot, it was a let down in many ways compared to the standard set by the iPhone 4. It finally looks like the LTEvo is poised to really push the boundaries for smart phone devices.

    ps - oh and I was debating putting my own recommendation in my prior post, but yes, Sandisk is really where it's at when it comes to performance and reliability. Unfortunately, that comes at a higher cost than most other flash mfrs.
  6. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    you get what you pay for, more so in technology than anything else IMHO...

    i'm currently running sandisk 32gb and i love it. no need to upgrade for me, unless i just want to say i have 80gb hahaha
  7. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    You always had a good head on your shoulders. I had forgotten that you had purchased the Evo 3D as well. I was thinking maybe you stuck it out with the Evo 4G. You were on the fence somewhat like I was I might be recalling? After the Evo 3D was out for a bit everybody posted less. Especially that Novox character. :eek: (Just kidding, now there's someone else with a good head on their shoulders)

    Its great when people are posting and excited for a new device, everybody is welcome here. :cool:
  8. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    scandisk is great.. lifetime warranty...

    i called them up last summer on my 16gb.. gave them the SN on it.. they said no problem.. send it in.. no need to prove when or if you purchased it.. lifetime warranty!
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  9. EvoGeek

    EvoGeek Active Member

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  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. I never knew that.
  11. larry1975

    larry1975 Member

    recieved my sandisk from best buy today formatted it loaded my 30gigs of music so far so good, the only brand i trust is sandisk lifetime warranty no questions asked.

    also i left sprint and went to t-mobile got the htc amaze 4g
  12. crow11ad

    crow11ad Well-Known Member

    Now if the 64 gigs work in the Evo lte with the 16 that's on board....that would be awesome.
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    It'd be very disappointing if it didn't, considering it works flawlessly with my Photon right now. And the Photon has the same amount of internal storage as the EVO LTE.
  14. crow11ad

    crow11ad Well-Known Member

    Hooray. 64 gig cards for all and to all a good night.
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  16. PittsPgh

    PittsPgh Member

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  17. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    Ouch, some of the reviews on that are saying it's actually a rebadged class 4 card. Don't see how that can be legal.
  18. PittsPgh

    PittsPgh Member

    Thanks for the heads up.

    I didn't read the reviews at the time I ordered it. Which is unusual for me.

    But they have several brand cards in the reviews. I just went through about ten pages of reviews for it now. It seems the "unbranded" cards are the ones people had problems with. I ordered the Samsung card. That seems to get good reviews. Read "Newest First" reviews.

    Mine should be in by the weekend. I can post an update here if you or anyone else likes.

    Paul
  19. n8nagel

    n8nagel Member

  20. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

  21. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

    Heh, don't have to imagine, I've had that on my phone since last September!

    If anyone has any doubt I can tell you they'll work in this phone, as they do in every single Android device they've ever been tried in (do need to be formatted to Fat32 rather than their native exFAT which means you lose some speed, but not enough to cause problems). I've personally confirmed these work in the following: S1, S2, Note, Razr, Sensation, Transformer, Transformer Prime, Tab 7.7, Archos G9 Turbo, Photon, many other devices have been confirmed by other uses. Basically no Android device has been unable to use these.
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  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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  23. ajbrickyard

    ajbrickyard Well-Known Member

  24. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    I don't mean to be a grammar nazi but... that packaging doesn't instill much confidence in me.

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