[maemo-users] Which *class* of SDHC card to get?

From: Mark wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Tue Sep 23 19:15:42 EEST 2008
On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 9:50 AM,  <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:22:42AM -0700, Erik Hovland wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 11:01 AM, Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:
>> > I wend out shopping for an 8GB SDHC card for my n800, and was surprised
>> > by the enormous range of prices -- almost an order of magnitude.  Of
>> > course there's issues of quality and brand-recognition, but the biggest
>> > difference seemed to be between the class of the card.  There were cards
>> > of class 2, class 4, ans class 6.  Now the class appears to be a matter
>> > of speed.
>> >
>> > Which class should I get?
>> Anecdotal, so YMMV. But I have this 8GB card in my N800:
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208293
>> I bought it for roughly four times that price shortly after SDHC support was
>> announced.
> The class 6 8GB transend cards are available here in Montreal for
> $69.99(Canadian), about two or three times as much as on that web site
> once you count shipping and customs costs.  For quantity one the price
> difference probably isn't worth the hassle.

That seems a bit steep - Kingston Class 6 SDHC for $28.24 US here:
I've had nothing but good luck with Kingston so far.

This is what I have in my N800:
($30.99 US, about half what I paid for mine.) I've had zero problems with them.

> They also sell a 16G one for 139.99, or only 119.99 if you're willing to
> accept a card reader with it.  I don't know why the card reader has an
> effectively negative price.  It can't be *that* bad, can it :-?

I've never tried this brand, but 16Gb Class 6 on sale for $38.51 US right now:

>> I have never measured the throughput. But I have also never
>> noticed any slow down when either transferring files or playing back
>> multimedia files. It is a class 6 card.
> That's the fastest class.
>> I currently own 6 transcend branded flash cards. None of them have ever
>> quit on me yet.
> You seem happy with them. How long have you been using them?
> -- hendrik

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