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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mdtolic, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mdtolic

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    I'm a little confused about what to look out for when purchasing a MICRO SD Card. I did a search, but it didn't get me anything concrete. Apparently, a 16GB Micro SD card isn't just a 16GB Micro SD card. There are different formats? Some work for sone device but another may not? What works on a Galaxy S (Vibrant for me)? Is a "microSDHC
     

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  2. andy-roid

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    ive got a 8 gig micro sdhc in my galaxy s so i think a 16 gig micro sdhc will work in yours
     
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  3. mdtolic

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    Good to hear. Thanks
     
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  4. snapper.fishes

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    The only ones that won't work are SDXC cards. All the rest will work.
     
  5. mdtolic

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    Ahhh. Thanks!
     
  6. canoe

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    Just make sure to buy a faster card. I've been told a class 6 or better are ideal for smart phones.

    Lower class levels can apparently create problems if your trying to stream video or music.
     
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  8. mdtolic

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    Excellent info here. Thanks all!
     
  9. RichHarmer

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    I bought a 16gb Class 2 (SanDisk) for $28.. works fine for me.. streams audio and video just fine. If you want to pony up the $$ for a Class 6 it might help you later as we start loading apps onto SD.
     
  10. mdtolic

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    That explains the big price difference in the cards I'm seeng! Thanks Rich
     
  11. hippo_potamus

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    I'm using 4G ScanDisk Premier SDHC and it always gets corrupted.
    Doesn't happen to the original Samsung 1G. Wonder why.
     
  12. Beards

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    Actually a class 6 will make no difference with apps running on the external SD Card. The Galaxy doesn't demand a large and fast enough buffer to task the card.
    As an example I've written HD video from the camera to a 16GB Sandisk Ultra Mobile, 16GB Class 6 Transcend & 32GB Sandisk Class 2 and there's no speed difference in writing/playing back the video file.
    The only place you will see any speed differences is when transfering data from a PC to the card.
     
  13. Shocky

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    Class 4 or 6 will be fine, class 2 if your on a budget... I've noticed the only 32GB cards I can find are class 2 atm and cost around
     
  14. big_mike

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    i wouldn't buy that one from china there are so many fakes not around and also the other one appears to be in packaging so more inclined to think its real.
     
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  15. JiMMaR

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    I got a sandisk 32GB class 2 card and it's working fine
    there is no reason to buy a higher class card unless you wanna brag about it in front of your geeky friends :p
     
  16. Beards

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    Correct.....and for everyone else, see post 12 above.
     
  17. NZtechfreak

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    RE: the 32GB card being Class 2 and working fine - YES! Mine does too. Getting tired of responding to the copious misinformation about in-phone performance and these cards...
     
  18. Beards

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    Agreed... that is why I mentioned my post 12 above in hope others will see it has been mentioned before.
     
  19. android2.0

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    i bought a kingston class 4 8 gb for 20 dollars with life time warranty works superbly for me quite fast
     
  20. big_mike

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    ordered my self a duracell 16GB today :D gonna fill it up!
     
  21. RCinFLA

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    The issue with SD card speed is the phone (or host device) may think it is more capable then it is. The phone's processor hardware must have the buffer space and software to deal with the higher data class speed. Other things like PCB layout, software drivers, and other task running concurrently, can impact speed of data transfer.

    A lot of folks have found issues on some phones when they buy a class 10 card. The phone's processor queries the card for speed class, and tries to transfer data at the SD card's capability.

    An I.C. supplier (like Qualcomm chipset supplier) may test the speed at optimal conditions of the processor and software like solely exercising transfer with nothing else running on the processor and on a test setup hardware that is very clean on the SD I/O interface lines.

    HD video is probably the most taxing for speed requirement. Class 2 card should be fine if video is H.264 (mp4) compressed and done at an appropriate quality resolution for the 800x480 LCD screen. (file size at about 1.5 GB for 2 hour movie).
     
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