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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by williamj1, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Hi all.

    I want to buy a new memory card, as I'm gonna root and want more space etc. So looking to go for a class 4 or up.

    Was originally going to go for this... Class 6 - Samsung 8GB

    Samsung 8GB Micro SDHC PLUS High Speed memory card Class 6: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    Now tempted by a 16gb micro sd. Problem is, amazon don't seem to sell the equivalent ^^ in 16gb. I can only find this - a class 4 kingston.

    Kingston Class 4 16GB Micro SDHC card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    What do people think? Will there be much difference between a class 4 kingston and a class 6 samsung? Do kingston make reliable cards? The samsung had extra stuff like shockproof, waterproof etc. What do people think?

    Thanks
     



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  2. Cougar

    Cougar Android Enthusiast

    Kingston and Samsung both make good memory.

    SD cards are nigh on indestructable, especially given that you'll be using a carry case four inches across and made from plastic, glass and metal.
     
  3. bigstu22

    bigstu22 Newbie

    Just fitted the Kingston one today. Certainly transfers data a lot quicker than the Samsung 4 gig class 2 that came with it. Video playback is fine too-although I found the original card as good.

    From what I've read, A good class 4 branded card is far better than class 2 but not that much inferior to a class 6. I reckoned the price hike wasn't worth it.

    Do you really want to buy a card that only has 4 gig more than the original?
     
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    so, i have a class for san disk mirco sd HC card, that doesnt really work. when i copy stuff to it, sometime it forgets my data...
    anyone had this problem?
     
  5. Uridium

    Uridium Well-Known Member

    Possibly some corruption on the partition. Try connecting it to a PC with a cardreader, opening an MS-DOS prompt and running chkdsk <driveletter>: /F
     
  6. ArthurIhde

    ArthurIhde Well-Known Member

    thanks i am looking for a memory card [​IMG]
     
  7. rizla

    rizla Lurker

    Does anyone know how the Kingston Class 4 16gb fares with 720p video recording?
     
  8. Gigacha

    Gigacha Lurker

    I also would like to know that.
     
  9. Uridium

    Uridium Well-Known Member

    Works fine for me.
     
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  10. cnanthony

    cnanthony Newbie

    Don't you need a class 6 to partition to enable apps2sd+?

    I cureently have class 2 and have read some stories that you can fry your card tryign to partition it after rooting?
     
  11. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    You can partition any class SD card for A2SD+. The difference is that with A2SD+ the phone uses the SD card partition as phone storage, and phone storage is very fast solid state memory. So, you want the data transfer speed of your SD card to be as fast as possible so that any apps and widgets stored on the card don't suffer slow down as a result of being on the card and not phone storage.
     

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