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If only I had waited...
I got one of these back in February(?) when it was $5 more. Didn't have an immediate need for it, so I thought I had set it safely aside somewhere.... IIRC, it had come as the SDHC card naked in a padded envelope.
Well, come April I had use for it, but could not find the card anywhere....concluded that I during one of the sweeps to throw out the many empty woot/amazon boxes that clutter up my home...I accidentally threw out the 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card.
Since I wanted something bigger than the 4GB class 4 ones, I had gotten in a prior woot....and wanting the best and max...so 32GB and Class 10...not that I needed it, so I went and bought a Centon 32GB Class 10 SDHC card elsewhere online for $45 (w/free shipping)....the want was prompted by the arrival of the pre-ordered Nintendo 3DS from Amazon....
Later the 'lost' 32GB woot'd SDHC card turned up....its in a 'thumb' drive that'll take both SDHC or microSDHC cards...
Anyways...when I saw this this morning...I was trying to decide if I could see ever needing 3 of these....but, when I get "I Want One"...and found that wasn't a choice...
I'm in for two.
I have one place where I could use one (though the device takes both SDHC and microSDHC, and I have a 32GB Class 10 microSDHC still in its use resistant plastic packaging....but guess I'm saving that for something more deserving...) Not sure what the second SDHC will be...guess we'll see if I have holes in my gifting list for starting Xmas shopping late this year.
Though I do have other unopened woot purchases that I could gift....like recently I came across a couple Toshiba 8" Wireless Digital Media Frames (from woot.com circa June 28, 2010.)
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cobra17 wrote:Someone said class 10 is for cameras. Never heard that before. So this would not be good for a laptop?
The following is just general information about memory cards, and in no way is a recommendation to buy this card. I passed as soon as I saw the name.
DSLR cameras especially have needed them for some time; especially when shooting successive shots to keep from creating a bottle neck. The newer personal cameras with faster processors and 1080p video could experience bottle neck issues too. There are several classes of cards.
Class 2 - 2MB/s
Class 4 - 4MB/s
Class 6 - 6MB/s
Class 10 - 10MB/s
Other cards are using the x-number. Compact-Flash cards will have like 150x to designate there speed. You need a chart to figure it out.
A good place to start is on the Wikipedia Secure Digital page.
Slower cards still have there uses, say for temporary storage or transferring data where it is not time critical. I have just found other uses for my older cards.
Note: The newer cards may not be compatible with older devices, a size thing(memory addressing limit). Older devices may have a 2GB limit. The SDHC cards are > 2GB. You should read your manual first.
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Writing as a consumer here, I bought one of these last time around and it's been just fine in my MP3 player. I have two different players that take full-sized SD cards for expansion, and both support SDHC, so it seemed like a great buy. The thing is, with an MP3 player, you do substantially more reads than writes, and writes are where lower quality cards tend to have problems. I also don't care much about the actual speed of a card, as I only load up songs every now and then and read speeds are never the problem.
For a read-heavy device - MP3 player, photo frame, maybe GPS unit?, etc. - this is a great deal. I'm not sure I want to pop it into our camera and take the risk of losing pics of the kids. We have an old Sony mini-DVD camcorder that was bad about losing videos, and it's about the worst feeling in the world when recorded snippets of irreplaceable memories slip away into the bit bucket.
I do believe the pricier cards go through more rigorous testing, and I'm willing to pay a bit more for the cards we use in our camera. All that said, I've actually never had a card fail (did I seriously just say that!?)
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Aquila76 wrote:Well said, thormj. All of your posts regarding this have been spot on and user-friendly. I award you this photo comparing what 1GB looked like before SD cards. Imagine lugging 32 of those around attached your camera or smartphone!
Looks like a disk brake set for a big Toyota Prius.
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