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TODAY ONLY!! May only be class 2, but I have never seen a top branded 32GB SD card at this price before.

Sandisk tend to be pretty conservative about their speed ratings, so I would expect the performance to be comfortably higher than the 2MB/sec minimum speed requirement for a class 2 card (I've got a 8GB class 2 Sandisk card and it has a write speed of 4.5MB/s and a read speed of 14MB/s, which is more than adequate for most purposes).
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#1
so if i left this in the sd slot of my notebook permanently, would it be suitable as a back-up for my documents?

if so, is the windows back-up wizard any good, or would other 3rd party stuff be better?

thanks :)
#2
willym2k
so if i left this in the sd slot of my notebook permanently, would it be suitable as a back-up for my documents?

if so, is the windows back-up wizard any good, or would other 3rd party stuff be better?

thanks :)


Yes, should be fine (and reliable) for backing up. How good windows is at this depends on what version you are using. Generally you are probably better off with a 3rd party backup solution - there are lots of free ones around, as well as ones you have to pay for.
#3
cheers.

voted hot btw. at way under the £/gb mark, this seems pretty good value
#4
i bought one of these from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Same price. It broke within two days. Advertsied as a class 6 but it performed/read as class 4. Hopefully it's not from the same batch as mine was. Nightmare!
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simonusername
i bought one of these from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Same price. It broke within two days. Advertsied as a class 6 but it performed/read as class 4. Hopefully it's not from the same batch as mine was. Nightmare!

Probably a fake.
I stopped buying memory cards form ebay a long time ago. Usually just cheap knock-off cards with a copied sandisk sticker on.

The way to tell if a card is genuine is usually the performance, as someone stated, I wouldn't be surprised to see this as fast as a class 6 at normal file copy
#6
simonusername
i bought one of these from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Same price. It broke within two days. Advertsied as a class 6 but it performed/read as class 4. Hopefully it's not from the same batch as mine was. Nightmare!


Buying flash cards from eBay is a major no-no. Too many fakes on there... Hopefully yours wasn't, if so you should claim under warranty.
#7
is it suitable for hd camcorders? or a little too slow?
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simonusername
i bought one of these from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Same price. It broke within two days. Advertsied as a class 6 but it performed/read as class 4. Hopefully it's not from the same batch as mine was. Nightmare!


Should have bought it from the source.....Dealextreme or Focalprice, the home of GENUINE branded products, lol.NOT!
#9
stkrup
is it suitable for hd camcorders? or a little too slow?


Camera wise:
As a Class2, it's going to be too slow. No point of having such a large card at this speed imo.
Unless you're going travelling or something and you don't want to carry round extra memory cards.
Not good for video recording or continuous shooting.

Edited By: Magic_monkey on Feb 14, 2011 18:22
#10
really you need class 10 or better for HD camcorders
#11
Highway72
really you need class 10 or better for HD camcorders


I use a 16gb class 6 in my full hd camcorder with no problem.
#12
Has anyone used these on car stereos that have a sd slot?

Wondering if they are fast enough.
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Hot price, just brought one for my Open Pandora.
jacksonliam

...The way to tell if a card is genuine is usually the performance...

No, the best way is to use H2testw.
#14
simonusername
i bought one of these from ebay a couple of weeks ago. Same price. It broke within two days. Advertsied as a class 6 but it performed/read as class 4. Hopefully it's not from the same batch as mine was. Nightmare!

why would it be from the same batch? this isn't even advertised as the same spec card as the probably fake one you got.
'performed/read as class4' doesn't really sound like you knew what you were getting anyway.

good deal - sandisk transfer speeds on cards is pretty decent even if they only claim class 2 so decent for storage even if not hd recording (might be still)

Kaprikawn
Hot price, just brought one for my Open Pandora.
jacksonliam

...The way to tell if a card is genuine is usually the performance...

No, the best way is to use H2testw.

that doesn't tell you if its genuine, it doesn't go 'BWOOP WOOP YOU GOT CLASS 4 TOSHIBA NOT CLASS 10 KINGSTON'
what it will tell you is that the capacity claim is real or not.

franzrainbow
Has anyone used these on car stereos that have a sd slot?

Wondering if they are fast enough.


will be fast enough if compatible, video doesn't need much speed to playback (read speed should be greater than the highest bitrate video) so sound going to need loads less speed.

Edited By: brilly on Feb 14, 2011 19:44: .
#15
franzrainbow
Has anyone used these on car stereos that have a sd slot?Wondering if they are fast enough.

Blaupunkt? i had problems with anything over 4 gb but that was a woodstock a couple of years ago
#16
can i rec 720p on this card perfectly?
#17
Hardawan
can i rec 720p on this card perfectly?

This card is a bit slow for HD recording try a class 6 and upwards
#18
dreamsofubuntu
Hardawan
can i rec 720p on this card perfectly?


This card is a bit slow for HD recording try a class 6 and upwards

isn't recording more like multiple small random write than a sequential write? if so then class is irrelevant really as its based on sequential write speed only.
#19
dreamsofubuntu
Hardawan
can i rec 720p on this card perfectly?


This card is a bit slow for HD recording try a class 6 and upwards
well thanks i will try to buy one of the others
#20
Mine is from lidl (SD card stereo) , Currently have a 4gb card. Might stay safe and try a 16gb one instead.
#21
Highway72
really you need class 10 or better for HD camcorders

What you "need" for HD camcorders is class 4. That has a sufficient recording data rate even for the Panasonics that do 1080 progressive at 50 fps and is what they recommend it requires.

That's not to say there's no benefit from a faster card, being able to copy videos off onto your PC faster is helpful. Since you can get a 32GB class 10 for about £38, something like that is probably a better option than the bare minimum.
#22
Now up to £59.99 - I thought it was a bargain!!
#23
thanks. i refunded it and got all my money back

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