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Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by ardchoille, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. ardchoille

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    I have owned a Kingston Data Traveler USB stick for a while and have had no problems with it. In fact I think it's the best $15 I ever spent.

    However, I bought my current SanDisk microSD card less than 6 months ago and it's already showing signs of dying. I'm seeing more and more corrupted data and reads/writes have become increasingly slower. I finally gave up on diagnosing problems and transfered everything to a new SanDisk class 6 microSD card.

    Is this normal for microSD cards or am I just hard on them? I'll admit a make nandroid backups on a weekly basis whether I need them or not.

    Anyone else experience this?
     

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    Flash memory suffer the same drawback.Read-write cycle.Now if you are using apps from app2SD(DT/CM) or Link 2SD then you are accessing SD card continuously .Think this like using Linux-Live-USB system only to access your PC. Then that will be a fair fight between your SD card and USB flash drive.
     
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    When you compare it to a linux live CD/USB environment I know exactly what that's like. Very good comparison.. and thank you very much. I'm not a fan of apps2sd and probably won't be.

    I've probably been hard on this poor microSD card and it's had enough. I suppose I should buy a couple extras to keep on hand.
     

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