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  1. hunta

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    Can anyone confirm what real-world difference a fast card would make in the Nexus One? I wouldn't necessarily have thought you need a 6 speed card for playing music and viewing pictures. If it's just quicker write speeds when transferring data I'm happy to wait.

    Anyone know how I can tell what speed the shipped 4GB card is (other than assuming Google wouldn't be blowing cash unnecessarily...)?
     

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    The card it comes with is a SanDisk (from memory, I know I put a SanDisk 8Gb one back in as well) one, apparently they're 15Mb/s.
     
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    IIRC the shipped microSD card is a class 4. Picture viewing and music arent necessarily affected as much as transfer (loading/removing files, taking pics with the camera...) Whatever the case i swapped the 4GB for an 8GB class 6 i had in my MT3G
     
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    How can you tell the speed of the card? Is it the number inside the large C (for class...?)? If so, the one that shipped with my N1 is a class 2.
     
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    Yes, the class should be written like that. Quite small in most cases I think.

    I don't see much difference between the Class 2 and 6 in practice.

    Maybe if we get apps to SD and other such extra uses it may come into its own.
     
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    Thanks all. I've ordered a 16GB 6 speed. Cheapest I could find here in the UK was from the 3 Accessories website for
     
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    That's the one, though I now notice it's showing as out of stock... Either I got the last one (lucky) or stock changed while I was ordering (unlucky). I'm not a lucky type so I think I know the answer!

    If and when it shows up I'll let you know how I get on.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    my phone also came with a 4gb class 2. i bought a 16gb class 2 for $35 at compusa and it works great. (they actually sell the card for $48 but i called and they told me $35. when i drove there they told me the right price but the manager was nice enough to give it to me for what i was originally told.)
     
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