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Topic # 63100 21-Jun-2010 12:08 Send private message

Hey guys,
After a 16gb MicroSD card for my HTC desire which is soon to arrive. Will definitely consider a 32gb one if its the right price - in fact i'd prefer it if possible.

Happy to order from almost anywhere, but it has to be decent - ie Class 6 not class 2 and reliable (so will only use a generic branded one if i can be assured it'll work.

This seller was recommended to me for a Class 6 Transcend 16gb MicroSD. Anyone got any better suggestions?

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  Reply # 343732 21-Jun-2010 12:15 Send private message

Check pricespy.co.nz ?

Also, you'll probably want to root your desire and install the APP2SD hack/a ROM that uses it..

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  Reply # 343781 21-Jun-2010 14:44 Send private message

I've used www.flashcards.co.nz for the past few years and never had an issue :)

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  Reply # 343783 21-Jun-2010 14:52 Send private message

+1 Flashcards or Ascent if you want fast same/overnight delivery

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=377061

Transcend class 6 16gb $124.98 including delivery, I have the 8GB version and it works well,

Also +1 for Rooting and doing app2SD, frees up space!!

Also a Kingston class 10
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=386889

But tbh, the Class 6/10 stuff means writing to it, which most of the time you'll be reading from and won't have any speed issues, my Class 2 1gb vs my Class 2 8gb in terms of read speed are nearly the same, in write speed yeah, a whole other story there!




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  Reply # 343851 21-Jun-2010 17:38 Send private message

Hmmm all quite expensive for the price, so far that guy on trademe seems to have the best deal.

Any suggestions even for ebay/international stores (if they are worth it that is).

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  Reply # 343857 21-Jun-2010 17:51 Send private message

Just beware that there are plenty of fake crap counterfeit SD cards out there, that get nowhere near their stated speed, and fail after a few months.

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  Reply # 343905 21-Jun-2010 19:34 Send private message

BrentR: I've used www.flashcards.co.nz for the past few years and never had an issue :)


+1 = Best service ever from these guys. 

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  Reply # 484360 22-Jun-2011 13:38 Send private message

Stay away from cheap China origin MicroSD cards, here is my youtube article, followed by a rant on Tablet forums:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRPPlDe6XN4
Forum information herewith:
Got some 32Gb MicroSD cards from China which have proved to be rubbish. Anyway, after using them in my card reader one night when all was working OK, next day no card readers work, and usb drive when plugging in Android tablets do not work either. But here is the tricky thing; every other device works on same USB port eg pendrive, USB drives and so on.
I have several USB ports, none of them now work with the Flash reader or Android tablet as an external usb drive; even with known good MicroSD cards (not the Chinese ones).
 
Not only but also, the same thing happens with other PC its like the MicroSD cards have done something to their host device. Also have tried using WinXP and WinVista with same results - nothing detected.
I have ordered another card reader, but dont hold much hope.
Suspect that somehow the USB drivers have been disabled specifically for reader if thats at all possible.
(Ubuntu) Doing a term 'lsusb' there is no change when the errant devices are plugged in. Its weird that its consistent between o/s.
BIOS PNP in each PC is set to AUTO.
 
I'll report here when the new card reader arrives. Have also tried resetting BIOS in PC, but definitely the fake cards have damaged their host devices.
Thanks,
Alistair.

QUOTE from other sources:
(Q)My problem seems to be a combination of some of the issues being talked about here. I have a 32gb (allegedly) SD card, bought on ebay from Hong Kong at a very low price. If, for example, I just have 2gb of stuff on it, it works fine. However, if I drag and drop more stuff on to it, eventually it doesn't let any more stuff on it, even though it says there's more space. Then when I remove the device from my PC, the SD card is damaged. Desire worked fine with the supplied SD card, so unfortunately I too am now going to have to send a polite but firm email to the seller and hope for the best!
 
(A) No idea why people still do this. The advice is absolutely everywhere. Never buy memory cards from anyone but a very highly reputable seller. Never buy cards above about 8 gig from anyone but the major brands (Sandisk, Kingston, Integral etc).
There is simply no way to lower the costs of SD cards too much as there is no way to produce them cheaply. On 32 gigabyte cards you're looking at a device that packs over 3000 memory units across the width of a human hair. You cannot cut corners on the production, so new cheap cards are fake. No exceptions. There simply isn't a viable method of producing nanoscale electronics that undercuts the one used by Sandisk at the moment.

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  Reply # 484404 22-Jun-2011 14:42 Send private message

vinnieg: +1 Flashcards or Ascent if you want fast same/overnight delivery

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=377061

Transcend class 6 16gb $124.98 including delivery, I have the 8GB version and it works well,

Also +1 for Rooting and doing app2SD, frees up space!!

Also a Kingston class 10
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=386889

But tbh, the Class 6/10 stuff means writing to it, which most of the time you'll be reading from and won't have any speed issues, my Class 2 1gb vs my Class 2 8gb in terms of read speed are nearly the same, in write speed yeah, a whole other story there!


The class of the card doesn't really matter too much unless you are wanting to set up a swap partition. In which case you would want class 6 or higher as the card will be read and written to multiple times per second.

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  Reply # 484414 22-Jun-2011 14:55 Send private message

I got my 32Gb Class 10 from ebay Aussie - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270765585080&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT $118NZ landed 4 days from Taiwan, great communication from seller, very impressed with the transfer speeds from PC to phone, circa 55mb/sec via USB.




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  Reply # 484648 22-Jun-2011 20:49 Send private message

BrentR: I've used www.flashcards.co.nz for the past few years and never had an issue :)


+1 for Flashcards excellent service and quality, though it changed hands late last year and I haven't dealt with them recently.

Ascent also very good.

From my experience both of these outfits only deal in good quality cards, at a good price.  This is where I go every time.




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  Reply # 484652 22-Jun-2011 20:53 Send private message

lol @flashcards - SanDisk Micro SDHC 32GB Mobile ( Class 4 ) SDSDQM-032G-B35S $203.99
*cough ripoff cough*




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  Reply # 484714 22-Jun-2011 22:26 Send private message

I was going to suggest MyMemory.co.uk, but it seems microSD card prices in NZ have come down to a competitive price.

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=397532 - NZ$138.95 for a Class 10 32GB microSD card is not too bad, or at least it's better than about 6 months ago.

A 32GB Class 4 card can also be had for around the NZ$100 mark from mymemory.co.uk, but it might be worth the extra for the Class 10, plus for any potential warranty issues.

Couple of options there *in the voice of Rhys Darby from the 2Degrees ads*

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  Reply # 484727 22-Jun-2011 22:41 Send private message

eXDee: Hmmm all quite expensive for the price, so far that guy on trademe seems to have the best deal.


Any suggestions even for ebay/international stores (if they are worth it that is).


 

You could ask Noel Leemings to match an online price. I did, and they matched it.

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  Reply # 484728 22-Jun-2011 22:42 Send private message

Technofreak:
BrentR: I've used www.flashcards.co.nz for the past few years and never had an issue :)


+1 for Flashcards excellent service and quality, though it changed hands late last year and I haven't dealt with them recently.

Ascent also very good.


From my experience both of these outfits only deal in good quality cards, at a good price.  This is where I go every time.


 

I was very happy with their service and have purchased quite a lot of cards from them in the past. Although I don't think their prices are as sharp as they used to be. But they were a good company to deal with.



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  Reply # 484738 22-Jun-2011 23:20 Send private message

Wow, a 1 year thread bump and the discussion continues seamlessly. Interesting.

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