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Default SD Cards... - 10-02-2008, 10:13 PM

What brand/speed of sd card should i buy to add some more hardrive space to my mini 9. I might also be installing programs on this sd card, so (for example), is a SDHC class 4 card fast enough, or do i need to buy a class 6, or even simething faster like the Sandisk Ultra II?
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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-02-2008, 11:41 PM

get a class 6, it's the fastest. even then it's not fast enough to run programs from though.
more info here and here
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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-03-2008, 12:18 AM

Thanks, i apreciate it.
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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-03-2008, 04:20 AM



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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-03-2008, 05:19 PM

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Nice! Sandisk is a reliable card.
My 16gb card just arrived in the mail!
http://www.supermediastore.com/pqi-sdhc ... -card.html

Hope yours arrives soon!


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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-08-2008, 04:46 PM

not all SD cards are created equal. i use class 6 in a canon camera and that not necessarily is enough. The Sandisk extreme 3 has a information exchange rate of over 22 MPS. class 6 i think is just over 6MPS. I may be wrong but i have less problems with the extreme 3 than generic class 6. 8gb cards are about $50 or so. the 16 gb cards will be down next year i hope.

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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-17-2008, 11:15 PM

Class 6 refers to the minimum transfer rate the memory is spec'd for I believe. On some cards, they may also list the max transfer rate for example: "150x" would mean that the max the card will transfer at is 150Mb/sec.
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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-18-2008, 01:58 AM

i got this 1 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820208410

it works great, 16gb class-6, 30$!.





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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-18-2008, 04:01 AM

The class 6 rating is for the minimum transfer speed that the card will deliver. This usually means the WRITE speed of the SDHC cards, so a card that has a Class 6 rating means it should write at a speed of 6 MB per second or more. The Read speed can vary from each manufacturer, but it is usually 2 to 5 times as fast as the write speed. The write speed is the main bottleneck in Windows OS, both on SDHC and the internal SSD cards. The price of class 6 is just a few dollars more than the slower class 4 and 2, so nobody should try to save $5 dollars and suffer slow speed for the rest of your Mini's operation life.

I got a few A-Data 16 GB SDHC for $36 each, with free shipping from Supermediastore.com last month. That's the going rate among most online sellers that are selling 16GB cards. Whatever you buy, just stick with a brand you feel comfortable with when you need support or warranty service. The 16GB seems to give the best byte per dollar. The 32 GB cards' prices still high, at about 3 to 4 times as much as the 16GB.
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Default Re: SD Cards... - 10-18-2008, 07:00 AM

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Class 6 refers to the minimum transfer rate the memory is spec'd for I believe. On some cards, they may also list the max transfer rate for example: "150x" would mean that the max the card will transfer at is 150Mb/sec.
no, the x listed on cards like that refers to a 1x CD-ROM speed, which is 150 kb/s... 150x would be about 22 mb/s
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