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  1. lantern0506

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    Hey folks,

    Just got my NC today and, dummy me, forgot to get an sd card. So I have a few of questions so I make sure that I'm getting the right thing:

    1. Is there a significant, noticeably difference between a Class 6 and Class 10 micro sd? Specifically, I am looking at 32GB cards, and I can definitely tell a price difference.

    2. If I root the NC, is the 32GB really necessary? I do not intend to put music/movies on my NC, but lots of books, photos, comics, etc. isn't out of the realm of possibility.

    3. Is there a specific card that is recommended over the others? I've searched Newegg and Amazon and it looks like the Patriot and Wintech both have bad reviews. The Kingstons are nice, but I would like to know that the Class 10 and 32GB is really necessary before I drop $90.

    Thanks a bunch all!
     

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    Ok, so a little surprised at no responses.

    I know you folks have some idea...
     
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    Unless you're dual booting (custom rom on your external sd card/stock rom on your Nook), I wouldn't worry about getting a class 10 unless you don't mind the expense.
     
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    1. There is a difference between speed classes, but you probably won't be able to really tell the difference. Both class 6 and class 10 will seem slow compared to internal memory. Class 4 performance is unacceptably slow. If you really plan on running off the uSD card for a long period of time, then I'd probably go class 10.

    2. 32GB with no music and/or video is like buying a tractor trailer for your daily commute. You can install thousands of books in like 2GB of space, so I can confidently say you'll be covered for a while. Photos can take up a decent amoung of space, but even ~8000 12megapixel images can be stored on 8GB. Personally, I'd go either 8GB or 16GB. Cost increases exponentially for 32GB, so start small and see if you need it.

    3. I personally buy the cheapest memory card I can find that is still somewhat brand name. Spending close to $100 on a $250 item doesn't make sense to me. I bought a 16GB Class 10 card for under $30 from Amazon. 32GB cards were just way too expensive to be justified.
     
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    Thanks for he info guys.

    From what I've seen, I won't be booting from SD if I root and install Phiremod. Assuming I understand everything. I'm a converted Apple fanboy so I'm still learning all the droid terms.

    Thanks again.
     
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    You are correct. Phiremod installs to internal memory.

    Trust us, it's worth it.
     
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    Well since were talking sd cards...........

    What is the max read speed yall get? I am using a class 10 patriot and I a, getting about 11mb/s write and 23mb/s read. I herd people getting up to 60mb/s on there phone by tweaking some of the settings. I am using sd tools to test the speed. Here are the links.
    Increase Your SD Card Read Speeds By 100-200% With A Simple Tweak [Hands-On, Benchmarks] | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police

    Increase The Reading Speed Of Your SD Card | xda-developers
     
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