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Reliable SD Card?

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Mr. Incredible, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Mr. Incredible

    Mr. Incredible Well-Known Member
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    Just had my SD card crap out on me. (PITA!)

    -In case you're wondering, it completely froze my Inc. After a few boot cycles it mounted my card read-only which is what clued me in that it was the SD card. Took it out and Inc was back to normal.

    -Anyways, What SD brands should I target for a replacement? Reliability is priority #1, but $ is definitely second.
     

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  2. theslik1

    theslik1 Well-Known Member
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    Transcend memory gets good reviews on Amazon but it's not the cheapest. I intend on buying their 16gb class 6 to replace my 2gb Sandisk (which has worked fine so far).
     
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  3. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member
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    never had one crash on me, had many kinds too. the sandisk would be good
     
  4. radtechy

    radtechy Well-Known Member
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    verizon has a 16 gig duracell for 50.00 with my 22% discount 40.00 with free fedex shipping sounds tempting
     
  5. hover

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    I'm a photographer, and there is great debate about the best card out there. Having said that, I and most others will agree that Sandisk is always a great choice. I won't buy anything but them. That goes for mini or macro SD cards to fast CF cards for my cameras.
     
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  6. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member
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    I like Transcend cards too, and have had decent luck with PQI and Simpletech. I'd suggest staying away from Adata, though, even though they're usually cheap.
     
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  7. conor.in

    conor.in Well-Known Member
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    I've always owned SanDisk ones (not on purpose, just what I happen to come across) and they've been great. I have a 512MB, 2GB, and 8GB which have all worked without problem for over a year, and over 2 in the case of the 512MB card. (All of these have been microSD as well).
     
  8. ArthurIhde

    ArthurIhde Well-Known Member
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    i agree with you dude [​IMG]
     
  9. baillou2

    baillou2 Well-Known Member
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    I bought a 32 gig micro sd from China on Ebay for only $14.00. It crapped out after about 5 minutes.

    Go figure.
     
  10. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member
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    Sandisk or Kingston
    I suggest you get class 6 or above, espexcially if you plan to use it for swap space
     

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