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  1. Sheldor

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    I'm curious as to what SD cards people cought for their respecitve phones? I'm currently looking at something in the 16gb range, but can't decided the speed/price/brand.

    List which cards you got, and/or which you would get

    Here are some I'm looking at:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/lexar-media-16gb-microsd-16-gb/q/loc/101/212218448.html

    Buy.com - Kingston 16GB microSDHC Card w/Full Size SD Adapter, Class 4

    Buy.com - TOPRAM 16GB microSD microSDHC 16G Card Class 6 with SD Adapter and miniSD Adapter

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDHC-Memory-SDSDQ-016G-Packaging/dp/B001L1H0SC/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1280052516&sr=1-1
     

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    Ive got the 16gb class 10 kingston and its pretty solid!
     
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    Umm... that is how much they cost at Verizon.
     
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    ....plus $9.30 in sales tax! :(
     
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    Well the search on there took me too that sorry
     
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    I got a 32GB SD Sandisk knock off card on ebay for 29.00 from Hong Kong. Works fine and I have 0 problems with it.
     
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    Try putting 32Gigs of data on there and get back to us. A lot of those are 2-8 gig cards formatted to display 32 gigs.
     
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    I heard that when we get the update to froyo 2.2 and are able to put apps on the sd card, the speed of the card will definitely play a big role.

    Thats what makes me sketchy of buying anything that isnt a reputable brand, a lot of reviews say that they dont get nearly the speed they should from their class 4/class 6 cards. I found a few class 4 sandisk 16gb cards on amazon, and if you get their amazon card (30$ off first purchase) it comes out to around 52$. Seems like a huge jump from under 30$ for a class 2 though.
     
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    Went to bestbuy and walmart. I ended up with a 4gb class 4. That's all I could find.
     
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    Don't buy brands that you have never heard of and do not buy from ebay. Too many fake cards floating out of Asia onto the internet.
     
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    Not just fake but the cheap cards go bad easily, too. Sandisk is the best brand to buy. I'll use Kingston in a pinch as well...
     
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    I'd disagree from personal experience. SanDisk, when they work, are some of the most over-priced and slowest cards. I've had quality issues with them as well. Their failure rate is higher than other well-known brands.

    The best deal on quality these days would probably be A-Data. I have also had great results with PNY, Crucial and OCZ.

    SanDisk and Kingston are simply the Symantec/Norton and McAfee of the flash memory world: the brands even the most-experienced user knows (and often the only brands they know), but far from the best out there.
     
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    There's a great program out there to test the transfer speeds;

    h2testw 4.01


    Let me google that for you

    It's in English or German (same program)

    I used it to test a class 6 16Gig micro SD card I just got off of Ebay and saw 5.92mb/s speed so I know i got what I paid for.

    here is the guy on ebay ( Everything But Stromboli). He seems to have decent cards at decent prices. ( I don't know him other than my one Ebay transaction)

    [​IMG]8-2632 items - Get great deals on Cameras Photo, Electronics items on eBay.com!
     
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    Komputerbay 32GB MicroSD SDHC Microsdhc Class 6 from Amazon.com.
    I'll let you all know what the results are.
    There was some talk about "CHINA" cards,..... made me laugh.....Aren't they almost all made in China today!
    :)~)
     
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    I went for a Transcend 8 GB microSDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card TS8GUSDHC6E by Transcend Amazon.com: Transcend 8 GB microSDHC Class 6 Flash Memory Card TS8GUSDHC6E: Electronics via @amazon. I used it both in my phone and my digital camera. (My digital camera has a class 6 16GB card). I feel like that's all I need for now. 8GB should be enough for my music ( I have over 500GB of music and I keep changing what I have in the captivate). For $22, it's not an investment, until flash dives get cheaper.
    Also, don't get anything lower than class 6. It matters when you write HD video on the card.
     
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    I've got a SanDisk 32GB card. Class 2, since that's all there is right now, but it's filled to the brim with music, and it's plenty fast for that (and videos play fine off of it too, when I tested).

    The first card I bought, from an Amazon 3rd party seller, was a fake. If I tried to put more than 4GB of stuff on it, it would wig out. Luckily, Amazon has excellent protections in place for issues like that. I returned the card and was refunded the full cost + shipping.
     
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    Yes, but the main issue are the fake cards, most of which (also) come from China. Places like eBay and the Amazon Marketplace (third-party sellers) are full of them.

    They're advertised as being some huge size but they're really a fraction of that... something the buyer doesn't discover until later on down the road when they try to put more than 2GB on a "16GB" card...
     
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    Is Meritline generally reliable as a source for cards? Has anyone gotten fakes from there?

    (I know they ship from China, but they seem to have halfway decent stuff.)
     
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    Are the cards we need for the Captivate micro SDHC? I'm not familiar with the terms now, haven't bought SD cards now in years :)
     
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    Yes, get a MicroSDHC card and you'll be fine. Some places refer to all such cards as just "MicroSD". The "HC" just means "high capacity" and refers to the spec required to get the larger capacities. The form factor is the same and the Captivate supports HC.
     
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