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Topic # 84355 29-May-2011 11:05
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I am thinking of getting a 32GB card for my GSII. Ascent have Kingston Class 4 @ $120 and A-Data Class 4 @ $94.

Just wondering if anyone has comments on or experience with this. The cards seem fairly cheap (lower price than I expected) but I guess that's just the natural progression for these things. Are these brands OK? I think I would prefer SanDisk but Ascent don't have them.

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  Reply # 475361 29-May-2011 11:08
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Timely question, and thanks for asking. Been investigating cards as well, and want to get a 32GB one too.




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  Reply # 475364 29-May-2011 11:16
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Asrafrate: Timely question, and thanks for asking. Been investigating cards as well, and want to get a 32GB one too.


Hi Z. Gotchafoneyet?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 475365 29-May-2011 11:18
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eracode:
Asrafrate: Timely question, and thanks for asking. Been investigating cards as well, and want to get a 32GB one too.


Hi Z. Gotchafoneyet?


*sobs quietly in her corner* No :(
Now it's supposedly Wednesday I'll be getting it. I'm just a tad cynical. 




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  Reply # 475381 29-May-2011 11:55
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Asrafrate:
eracode:
Asrafrate: Timely question, and thanks for asking. Been investigating cards as well, and want to get a 32GB one too.


Hi Z. Gotchafoneyet?


*sobs quietly in her corner* No :(
Now it's supposedly Wednesday I'll be getting it. I'm just a tad cynical. 


I feel bad for you.  I'm having a ball with the phone and you're really missing out on something quite special.  This isn't helping, is it Frown




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  Reply # 475384 29-May-2011 11:56
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eracode: I am thinking of getting a 32GB card for my GSII. Ascent have Kingston Class 4 @ $120 and A-Data Class 4 @ $94.

Just wondering if anyone has comments on or experience with this. The cards seem fairly cheap (lower price than I expected) but I guess that's just the natural progression for these things. Are these brands OK? I think I would prefer SanDisk but Ascent don't have them.


I've got an 8gb card but this phone is wicked and I can see myself using the camera and video a whole lot (minimal use with the SGS).  Yes, a bigger capacity card is going to be needed I'm certain. Will be watching the thread with interest.




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  Reply # 475402 29-May-2011 12:41
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I have a SanDisk 32GB class 2 in my original SGS, quite happy with it,  no issues, and will use the same one when I get the SGS2. Bought the card off ebay from a Taiwanese seller for around $90 odd (incl shipping), can't remember exactly how much, quite a few months ago.



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  Reply # 475414 29-May-2011 13:38
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mrgsm021: I have a SanDisk 32GB class 2 in my original SGS, quite happy with it,  no issues, and will use the same one when I get the SGS2. Bought the card off ebay from a Taiwanese seller for around $90 odd (incl shipping), can't remember exactly how much, quite a few months ago.


I guess what I am asking is: Does the brand of the card matter? Maybe they all come from one factory and just get branded separately. Are SanDisk, A-Data, Kingston, Transcend etc all effectively the same card?

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  Reply # 475871 30-May-2011 18:47
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Hrmm no answers yet. I might do a bit of ringing around to see if anyone does have the SanDisk in stock.




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  Reply # 475885 30-May-2011 19:07
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It all depends of if it's a *genuine* card.. There are a lot of cheaper knock-offs branded as sandisk or kingston. There's an article somewhere on the net on how to tell the diff, but I'm on a new PC and have lost it.



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http://naveenhackandentertainment.wetpaint.com/page/Difference+Between+Fake+and+Original+Memory+Cards


MicroSD from amazon reviews

"3. Check the external details: Sandisk, currently only makes Class 2 for its 32 GB micro SD cards and I confirmed this from Sandisk helpline in the US. eBay sellers are selling fakes as `Class 6 - 10' !!! "

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-SDSDQM-032G-microSDHC-32GB-Card/dp/B003HIWHN0


and the SanDisk forum

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Mobile-memory-professional-cards/genuine-Sandisk/td-p/216448


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  Reply # 475890 30-May-2011 19:21
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Sandisk are usually best in their Class (they tend to exceed the minimum spec), but a higher Class card from a different manufacturer will generally best a Sandisk from the next Class down. I've owned an A-Data 16GB card and it was fine.

My Sandisk 32GB Class 2 card is fast enough for 1080p encoding and decoding in the SGSII, so I tend to recommend getting a Sandisk. That said I've owned an A-Data card in the past (16GB), and that was fine.




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  Reply # 475897 30-May-2011 19:31
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Are SanDisk, A-Data, Kingston, Transcend all effectively the same card?


Basically those four brands are good. steer clear of most other brands. Also ebay is known to have fake cards so stick with buying from a well known shop e.g. Ascent as you noted.




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  Reply # 475907 30-May-2011 19:48
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Yep, those brands are all decent - they are definitely not the same thing though. As I mentioned before Sandisk cards tend to outperform the other brands (but thats neither here nor there really, since even a Class 2 card can do whats needed in the SGSII).




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  Reply # 475908 30-May-2011 19:49
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I ended up buying a 32GB Class 4 Apacer from PB Technologies (just across the road from work in Q St Auckland) - I guess they're reputable. Cost $102 all up.

I now have the card in my SGII with about 25GB of music and video on it. Hope it's OK - seems OK with just a few runs of video.

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  Reply # 475912 30-May-2011 19:58
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Remember your video is probably being saved by default to the internal memory (write speed 18mb/s). Try moving save space to the external SD if you haven't already and try that, or better yet use CrystalDiskMark to benchmark your card and post the results here!




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  Reply # 475919 30-May-2011 20:04
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NZtechfreak: Remember your video is probably being saved by default to the internal memory (write speed 18mb/s). Try moving save space to the external SD if you haven't already and try that, or better yet use CrystalDiskMark to benchmark your card and post the results here!


I did have the video on the internal memory and it filled up pretty quickly. That was what prompted me to go from 16GB to 32GB with the Micro SDHC card. Now have all the original video, plus a lot more, on the new card.

Not sure how to do the benchmarking but will give it a go. OK to do the bench marking with a 3/4-full card?

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