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Accessories Recommended 16GB SD card for Evo?

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  1. Roymus

    Roymus Well-Known Member
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    I did a search but didn't come up with specific recommendations for Evo. I'm already bumping up against the 8GB limit for the delivered card, and am wanting to go to 16GB. There are 16GB Kingston Class 4 cards on Amazon for $33, and 16GB Transcend Class 6 cards for $40. Seems like a good idea to get the faster Class 6 card for only $7 extra, but does anyone have any advice as to the recommended card for Evo? Also, what's the best way to copy existing data from the supplied 8GB card to the new 16GB? Thanks as always...
     

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  2. jdugan26

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    Buy a thumb drive, sd copier. and I have a transcend 16gb
     
  3. BenChase7

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    Im curious if I will notice any differences in a higher class SD card myself. OP: In your case, If its only 7bucks more, I'd just get the class 6. But, will I notice any differences if I decide to upgrade??
     
  4. Chaco

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    i got the $29 16Gb SanDisk from Amazon and works just fine. Transfer rates are good as i was able to transfer a full 700mb movie in there in under 2 minutes
     
  5. Brent Pierce

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    To copy:
    Your old 8 GB card will be "A"
    The new 16 GB card is "B"

    1. Turn phone OFF, remove old card "A" from phone, place in computer slot
    2. Insert new card "B" in phone, turn phone ON, and connect the phone to computer via usb
    3. Copy ALL the files/folders from "A" to "B"
    4. After copy is compete, unmount both "A" and "B" and remove

    Good to go!
    Let the phone format the card first. That's why you can't just stick both cards in the computer. When you insert the new card in the phone, the phone will format it to what it needs to be.
     
  6. 82ndCowboy

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    Anyone found a larger Name Brand class 6 SD Card? Or is the 16gb the biggest out there?

    Go big or go home, I always say.
     
  7. tjwoo

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    nvm. misread.
     
  8. 1000evos

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  9. Nick24

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    I have the Kingston class 4 16gb micro sd card. I have over 1000 songs on it and i have 5 movies on it. It had 14.93gb's of space on it when i put it in my phone. I have had zero problems with it.

    In order to transfer all my songs i just made a new folder on my computer and put the stuff from my old card in that folder. Then i put the new card in my phone, hooked the phone up to the computer, and put everything from the new folder i made and put it on my new sd card. Took about 12 mins to transfer 1000+ songs.

    I bought mine off of amazon. here's the link.

    Amazon.com: Kingston 16 GB Class 4 MicroSD Flash Card with SD Adapter SDC4/16GB: Electronics
     
  10. broadwayblue

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    Just curious, what class is the stock 8gb card that comes with the EVO.
     
  11. Rose4uKy

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    Class 2 is what came with the phone. I had an 8 gig class 4 so I switched. I had it from my TP2 but then I lost the one that came with the phone. I was using it for an extra 8 gig for my digital camera but I lost my camera case with both cards in it a 16 gig and the 7 gig micro. But now I want a 16 for my phone.

    QUOTE=broadwayblue;1698412]Just curious, what class is the stock 8gb card that comes with the EVO.[/QUOTE]
     
  12. broadwayblue

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    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks. So a Class 4 should be more than sufficient as an upgrade going forward. I saw a deal on a Sandisk 16GB Class 4 for under $30 the other day...might consider that.
     
  13. Rose4uKy

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    Really where at?

    Thanks. So a Class 4 should be more than sufficient as an upgrade going forward. I saw a deal on a Sandisk 16GB Class 4 for under $30 the other day...might consider that.[/QUOTE]
     
  14. Mr. Ed

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    I recently purchased a 16gb PNY class 4 at best buy....had some unused gift cards and bb dollars...

    cost me $10 after using those. I want to say retail was $39
     
  15. nck4857

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    I ordered this last night:

    FRYS.com
     
  16. Mr. Ed

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    i'm drooling over this one

    FRYS.com
     
  17. Taterus Maximus

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    I just ordered a 32 gig SD card but its only class 2. Will I be alright?
     
  20. Taterus Maximus

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    It should be fine, the class just describes the sustained read/write speed
     
  21. tony starks

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    props on this thread
     
  22. mmdieter

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    ok, I need someones opinion, I bought a Kingston 16GB microsd HC Class 4 card from amazon. I just spend a bunch of time transferring everything from my old card over to it, and then additional music from my computer onto it (I put the card into my computer, copied it to a new folder, then put the new card into the computer and copied the info from the folder into the new card).

    The card works and all my info is there, but when I play music it constantly skips (it never skipped with my stock card). Did I get a faulty card? Is it because of the way I transferred the music? What else would cause the skip? When I moved the files around on the computer it seemed to upload to the card at about 3.5-4 MB/s and it downloaded up in the 10-15MB/s range, so it seems the card should be fast enough to not skip?
     
  23. RiverOfIce

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    Stick with name brand. Sandisk, transcend, patriot, and others. Check the warranty, longer the warrant the better plastic, the memory chips are all the same. If you are copy data daily,get above a class4. If it is less the once a week, class2 is fine. That ever has the lowest price with best warranty. Avoid eBay at all costs.
     
  24. lite blue

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    where? for how much?
     
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