Which class microSD card for swap?Tips

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  1. livingcode

    livingcode Active Member

    Hello :)
    I want to buy a microSD card for SWAP space. I dont need it to have much space, because I'd use it for SWAP only. Do You think a card with those specifications would be ok?

    Model number: SD1GTF30M-R
    Capacity: 1 GB
    Reading speed: up to 11 MB/s
    Writing speed: up to 8 MB/s
    Price: 4,78

  2. Lelouch

    Lelouch Well-Known Member

    Well, not that one and that's for sure. Take a look here and scroll down to Speed Class Rating section and you will see table lists with all info you need regarding speed. After you have all the info you need then have a looksie @ your local store. Class 6 or above is recommended class of micro SD card for swap. Now how much in size it should be that's your choice (1 GB is fine, but above 1 GB is also not bad to have).
    I hope that I helped a little. :p
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  3. livingcode

    livingcode Active Member

    So that SDcard sould be class 8 (writing speed = 8MB/s)? Or do You think they wrote wrong info into the store (Capital B - 1MB==8Mb)?
  4. Lelouch

    Lelouch Well-Known Member

    Wrong info. Take a look in the table. Class 6 SD card has 48 Mbit/s write speed and class 10 80 Mbit/s. So that is just a normal SD card (maybe class 2, but not more). The higher the class of micro SD card the more expensive she gets.
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  5. livingcode

    livingcode Active Member

    Would that one be better:
    Speed: 88x (?)
    Reading speed: 13MB/s
    Writting speed: 6MB/s
    ( Apacer Secure Digital (SD) Micro 1GB spominska kartica )
    Would that be class 6? Wikipedia says Class6 == writting speed 6MB/s == 40x

    Im really sorry for the inconvenience, but I really want to be sure :) Thank You!
  6. livingcode

    livingcode Active Member

  7. rhino889a

    rhino889a Well-Known Member

    You want to get an sd card with high RANDOM write speeds. I think most cards are NOT rated by random writing speeds.

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