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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Monachos, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Monachos

    Monachos Member
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    I'm looking to upgrade my microSD from the default 2gb and am looking at either 8gb or 16gb. I'm also thinking of getting a class 4 or 6 card, if it will boost performance. So my question is, based on your experience, is the boost in performance significant or is it just something that registers a difference in benchmark testings (but makes no practical difference)?
     

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  2. shivers316

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    If for nothing else, I would get a class 6 so that you will be ready for when the phone gets rooted and you are able to do apps2sd
     
  3. LABRAT

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    the class system seems to work on data transfer speed..

    class 2 = 2 meg a second
    class 6 = 6 meg a second

    if you watch vids on your phone a class 6 will cut downon search times if your jumping through the film to the best bits.

    ive also read that android uses some of the micro sd card as a cashe file..so a faster card should make for a faster phone experiance.

    i have my eye on a transend 16gb class 6 card on amazon uk for
     
  4. Monachos

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    Does the phone read at those speeds (2mbs for class 2 and 6mbs for class 6), or does that happen only when directly reading the card from a PC? Oh, is there a big difference between brands? I tried googling that, and the only info I picked up was that a Nokia Class 4 is faster than a Transcend Class 6.
     
  5. thefley

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    16gb class 6 card

    buy it online at walmart. half as much as Ebay
     
  6. LABRAT

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    no idea sorry

    but id be suprised if that speed thing was true.. one of the reviews on amozon reconed he clocked well over 6 meg a second on a transend card..

    now and then i get the message on the phone waiting for memory card od somthing similar.... to me this says i need a faster card.
     
  7. Monachos

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    Thanks guys. I will probably get a 16gb class 6 if I can get a bargain. :eek:
     
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