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Deciding on Micro SDHC Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crea78, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. crea78

    crea78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    After much consideration, I'm heavily leaning towards the Inspire over the Atrix due to price, Sense UI, and easy hacking. It looks like the Inspire comes with an 8GB micro SD card in the box, but I'm looking for a 16GB class 4 or 6 card.

    I have a couple in mind.. first if the Patriot 16GB Class 4 for $30 at Newegg: Newegg.com - Patriot Signature 16GB Micro SDHC Class 4 Flash Card Model PSF16GMCSDHC43P

    or the Kingston 16GB Class 4 for $36 also at Newegg: Newegg.com - Kingston 16GB Micro SDHC Flash Card Model SDC4/16GB

    Not sure which to get that will be "more compatible" with the Inspire and have less issues if there are any. I would like to keep this at 16GB and around $30 if possible. If any of you have some other options, please let me know.
     



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  2. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    Curious if there is a reason you want a class 4 or 6 and not a 10?
     
  3. YouGotRedOnYou

    YouGotRedOnYou Android Enthusiast

    I've had pretty good success with the Kingstons in the past, but I imagine either will do just fine for you.
     
  4. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    UPS just dropped off my SanDisk 32GB Class 2 Micro SDHC card. Went with Class 2 because I don't really care about the data transfer rate. I'll only be loading music onto it. So the speed at which it transfers doesn't matter really. Got it from Amazon.com for $77 with free 2 day shipping. Pretty happy with it.
     
  5. crea78

    crea78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, I found a class 10 Patriot on Newegg for $40, so I might get that one. I'm considering this class as well. I would like to get a 32GB, but getting two 16GBs seem more worth it for me and will be cheaper as well.
     
  6. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    so what is the data transfer rate good for? Pardon my noobishness...
     
  7. crea78

    crea78 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Write speed about 12MB/sec and read speed about 17MB/sec according to one user. This will definitely be good enough for me.
     
  8. Loiselle

    Loiselle Well-Known Member

    I dunno... I could see if you're always writing to it and what not... I went Class 2 because I don't care about the write speeds.

    A 32GB Micro SDHC card is plenty enough to fit all of my mp3's on it. It will write them all on there ONE time. I will only add music to it when I get new music. It's not that often, but 2MB/sec write time won't kill me.
     
  9. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    This actually brings up a question for me too. I think it's possible to install apps to the sd card? If so, is it easy or would I have to root it or anything? this will help me decide if I should get a 16 or 32gb sd card.

    I did do a little googling on it, but found outdated threads and something about installing the SDK on my computer to set it up or rooting the phone.

    This will be my first droid, so I probably won't be rooting it until the newness wears off.
     
  10. Root is easy and ya you can use App2SD to move/run apps from it, go for 32GB card.
     
  11. thoffland

    thoffland Well-Known Member

    Nice. Thanks! Time to do some learning!!
     
  12. checkride

    checkride Newbie

    Can a class 2 record 720p without loss of quality?
     
  13. Its not matter of if it can/can't as alot of factors goes in the actual R/W IOPs which varies and depends on the quality of the card. As some card like SanDisk is superior so even if its rated at class 2 you most likely will get class 4+ all the class rating means is on the worst case the minimun has to meet that requirement.

    Then comes the actual fps and pixels per index along with data i/o buffer. I would personally recommend class 4+ for 720p video at least but higher is better for optimal performance.
     
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