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Topic # 5150 3-Oct-2005 10:50
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Hi guys,

I have just bought a PDA2K and was wondering if different brand/quality SD cards would make a difference. If so, what is the recommended card for fairly good performance? I'm guessing the main performance in question would be the read/write speed?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Dany.




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  Reply # 20947 3-Oct-2005 18:28
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Welcome to Geekzone.

I use a variety of SD cards, from older 64MB DSE ones (not sure of actual underlying brand) to a 512MB Kingston MMC+ and have not noticed any difference in performance. (But I have not actively tested it either)

Are you doing anything specific where a small margin of speed would benefit you? If not, then I would just buy the cheapest cards you can find.

The Telecom Harrier version of the PDA2K can take MMC cards as well, so I assume the PDA2K could too.




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  Reply # 20957 3-Oct-2005 20:14
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Thanks for the welcome :)

I'm actually not sure if I'm going to do anything special. The only reason I asked is because we get quite a performance difference between the various cards we use in our digital SLR camera.

I guess such things is not that big a deal with PDAs.

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  Reply # 20962 3-Oct-2005 20:54
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with the SLRs and anything you have to wait on to record a large image, I guess high speed would make a big and very obvious difference.

There are high speed cards around for not much $ though.




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  Reply # 20965 3-Oct-2005 21:15
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I've seen 1 GB Sandisk cards for around $100 or so. I see the PDA2K also takes MMC, which are ever so slightly cheaper than SD...IIRC...

While 1 GB is a necessity for larger CCD cameras, are they necessary for PDAs? Has anyone ever fully (or mostly) utilised a 1 GB card?




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  Reply # 20995 4-Oct-2005 14:56
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Hi Dany,
I use a 1GB Apacer card in my PDA 2k- think I got it from Ascent about 9 or 10 months ago, and yes I tend to keep it quite full. The size is not really needed for the standard PDA functions or for the measly quality pics you get from the phone- the onboard memory does for this but I use it for all sorts of other things such as
- MP3s,
- Ebooks,
- Storing data for larger apps that I choose to run like the Lexisgoo Dictionary
- Maps
- Message Attachment store for my inbox
- Occasionally storing a movie that's been converted with Makamya DVD-Pocket PC (about 100mb for a movie)
- Keeping a recent device backup that won't be lost with a hard reset (about 90MB at the moment)

I also don't notice the speed difference of my older generation card but if you're also going to use it in a decent camera (5MP or above) as well you might as well get the 150x (22.5mb/sec read) cards as they're only $10 or $12 more. I haven't tried these in the phone myself but assume they are compatible.

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John

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