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16GB High Performance Transend Memory Card (Ideal for Dell Mini9) - £17.99 @ 7dayshop
16GB High Performance Transend Memory Card (Ideal for Dell Mini9) - £17.99 @ 7dayshop

16GB High Performance Transend Memory Card (Ideal for Dell Mini9) - £17.99 @ 7dayshop

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If like me you think you will need a bit more space than 8GB, this is the second cheapest 16GB card you can buy delivered. The cheapest is a Play own brand for £1 cheaper, personally I think the upgrade is worth the extra. Blurb below:

Conforms to the Secure Digital Card interface standard
Postage stamp-sized for portable convenience
Easy to use, plug-and-play operation

Great for use in cameras, mp3 players and more

Features
- Conforms to the Secure Digital Card interface standard
- Postage stamp-sized for portable convenience
- Easy to use, plug-and-play operation
- Built-in Error Correcting Code (ECC) to detect and correct transfer errors
- Complies with Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) portable device requirements
- Supports Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM)
- Allows In System Programming (ISP) for updating firmware
- Supports auto-standby, power-off and sleep modes
- Mechanical write-protection switch
- Low power comsumption
- RoHS compliant
- Lifetime Warranty

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was looking at this this morning. This is a class 6, play is class 4.

Amazon have this for about £23 (less if 'other merchants' exclude their p&P) - but not in stock

'i remember when' - these were actually cheaper - didn't they get as low as £16

Thanks, just ordered for my new mini 9

(Changed to XP, ordered a 2gb sodimm and a bag already)

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I seem to remember the Play one being a little cheaper. Think the £18 for a fast branded 16GB of storage isn't too bad though, especially if you just got a £270 Netbook for under £100

shammy84;3633332

was looking at this this morning. This is a class 6, play is class … was looking at this this morning. This is a class 6, play is class 4.Amazon have this for about £23 (less if 'other merchants' exclude their p&P) - but not in stock'i remember when' - these were actually cheaper - didn't they get as low as £16



please excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between class 6 & 4? Which is better and why?

Thanks

class 6 is faster than class 4

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The difference is the speed and Class 6 is faster. Lots of manufacturers call Class 6 150X Speed memory whilst Class 4 is 100X Speed, but I have no idea what they are supposed to be multipliers off. The actual write speeds should be at least 6MB/S write speed for Class 6 and 4MB/S write speed for Class 4.

volcom883;3633733

class 6 is faster than class 4



sibeer;3633771

The difference is the speed and Class 6 is faster. Lots of manufacturers … The difference is the speed and Class 6 is faster. Lots of manufacturers call Class 6 150X Speed memory whilst Class 4 is 100X Speed, but I have no idea what they are supposed to be multipliers off. The actual write speeds should be at least 6MB/S write speed for Class 6 and 4MB/S write speed for Class 4.




Thank you for the clarification :thumbsup:

how does that compare to a usb memory stick

Good spot, Just bought an identical card from Amazon for £21.50 deliverd

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dave111;3633931

how does that compare to a usb memory stick



Depends which one as USB sticks also have massive differences in actual performance. I am confident that Class 6 is as fast as anything you will get for a reasonable price though so personally I would have an internal SD card over a USB stick hanging out the side of your PC.

The fastest SD card I've seen was the SanDisk Extreme III which is easily a third slower than one of my USB sticks. I can't see this being any better tbh though what can you reasonably expect from something quite a bit smaller.

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It could be your reader causing that issue, or the SanDisk Extreme III you are using could be a non SDHC card (normally all cards 2GB or less).

Here is a typical decent performance USB Stick:

ebuyer.com/pro…173

As you can see the specs show a write speed of 7MB per second, the minimum spec for an SD card to call itself Class 6 is 6MB per second. As such the performance will be near identical. I am pretty sure that the flash memory actually used in all these products is made in a similar manner (if not the same stuff) so will be subject to the same approximate performance to cost ratio.

The SDEIII (8gb) managed about ~20/15 MBps (read, write) in the card readers I had available - they weren't manufactured by SanDisk but that shouldn't make a huge difference.

The USB stick I refer to averages ~30/20 MBps (read, write) which is pretty good. As you pointed out there are massive differences between various brands however I'm simply suggesting that when you compare the best of both the USB stick should come out best.

That said I'm not against the deal or anything just throwing some information out there in response to the question above ^.

does anyone know how reliable these are in terms of photo storage? i might be going on holiday in feb and after i've filled it with thousands of pictures i don't want to find out that the memory card is corrupted.

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abomination;3634990

The SDEIII (8gb) managed about ~20/15 MBps (read, write) in the card … The SDEIII (8gb) managed about ~20/15 MBps (read, write) in the card readers I had available - they weren't manufactured by SanDisk but that shouldn't make a huge difference.The USB stick I refer to averages ~30/20 MBps (read, write) which is pretty good. As you pointed out there are massive differences between various brands however I'm simply suggesting that when you compare the best of both the USB stick should come out best.That said I'm not against the deal or anything just throwing some information out there in response to the question above ^.



That is an impressive USB stick :w00t:

Think my Sandisk Cruzer may be getting replaced if you can fill in some more details of which brand and model you are using (and I can find it for a good price).

With regards the above deal I would point out to people that the Sandisk Extremes are much faster but will cost you more like £70 for a 16GB card :roll:

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pikachu12;3634993

does anyone know how reliable these are in terms of photo storage? i … does anyone know how reliable these are in terms of photo storage? i might be going on holiday in feb and after i've filled it with thousands of pictures i don't want to find out that the memory card is corrupted.



They should be fine. I would do a couple of test fills and empties with data from your PC if you are really worried. I have had a couple of cards that have died near straight away, anything else has lasted a few years minimum.

like anything digital you should have backups!! (Another great reason to buy a mini-laptop )

I have known a couple of people to get corrupted cards but i have also managed to recover 99% of the photos off them as well.

sibeer;3636830

That is an impressive USB stick :w00t:Think my Sandisk Cruzer may be … That is an impressive USB stick :w00t:Think my Sandisk Cruzer may be getting replaced if you can fill in some more details of which brand and model you are using (and I can find it for a good price).With regards the above deal I would point out to people that the Sandisk Extremes are much faster but will cost you more like £70 for a 16GB card :roll:



Yes EIII will set you back a fair amount, I was just using it as a comparison as it's meant to be one of the best performing cards hence the price.

hotukdeals.com/ite…-x/

It's a good read :-D. (out of stock at the moment so I'd hold fire for a while)

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abomination;3637007

Yes EIII will set you back a fair amount, I was just using it as a … Yes EIII will set you back a fair amount, I was just using it as a comparison as it's meant to be one of the best performing cards hence the price.http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/263031/super-fast-read-write-8gb-patriot-x/It's a good read :-D. (out of stock at the moment so I'd hold fire for a while)



Thanks for the link, that Patriot is a beast for the cash (even if it is twice the price per GB of something like this). I did realise you weren't trying to say everyone should buy EIII cards, just clarifying the cost of getting to that sort of performance incase anyone reading was thinking that you could get that sort of performance for the same league of cost as this Class 6 deal.

:thumbsup:

If the built-in reader in my dell laptop wasn't so carp and the one in my eee didn't overheat I'd use SD cards instead of having a stick hang off a usb port but I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.

sibeer;3633771

The difference is the speed and Class 6 is faster. Lots of manufacturers … The difference is the speed and Class 6 is faster. Lots of manufacturers call Class 6 150X Speed memory whilst Class 4 is 100X Speed, but I have no idea what they are supposed to be multipliers off. The actual write speeds should be at least 6MB/S write speed for Class 6 and 4MB/S write speed for Class 4.



They relate to CD write speeds IIRR. So the class 4 should write around twice as fast as the fastest CD writer. There is probably a wiki on this somewhere.

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spraint;3643320

They relate to CD write speeds IIRR. So the class 4 should write around … They relate to CD write speeds IIRR. So the class 4 should write around twice as fast as the fastest CD writer. There is probably a wiki on this somewhere.



Got to love the random methods they use to name things. What has the speed of a CD got to do with flash memory other than them both being removable storage? The Class ratings at least make some sense as they are linked to a MB/s transfer rate :thumbsup:

anyones arrived yet.
still waiting for mine.

Still available.

sibeer;3647431

Got to love the random methods they use to name things. What has the … Got to love the random methods they use to name things. What has the speed of a CD got to do with flash memory other than them both being removable storage? The Class ratings at least make some sense as they are linked to a MB/s transfer rate :thumbsup:



It has nothing to do with CD speeds, as you say...
Class 2 is >= 2Mbps write speed
Class 4 is >= 4Mbps write speed
Class 6 is >= 6Mbps write speed

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ard

Gosh. I can't help but remembering my first hard disk was a whole 5MB in the early 80's and how much it cost.

This deal has been posted about 20x in response to the Play deals - but a hot deal nonetheless.

sibeer;3633660

, especially if you just got a £270 Netbook for under £100


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Is that deal still active? Can't find anything listed? Who was this with?
Thanks

Decent price, even if we've seen it few dozen times already

I don't really look at the class (minimum speed) any more, I'm more interested in the maximum speed although very few companies state this now. My class 2 microsd is faster than my class 4.

littleickle2;3852784

/Is that deal still active? Can't find anything listed? Who was this … /Is that deal still active? Can't find anything listed? Who was this with?Thanks



Dell were selling off Dell One's that had been returned by the DSG group or soemthing.

littleickle2;3852784

/Is that deal still active? Can't find anything listed? Who was this … /Is that deal still active? Can't find anything listed? Who was this with?Thanks



I think they were refering to the Dell Mini 9 misprice that has long gone.

please delete, I'm an idiot

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mccg;3852198

It has nothing to do with CD speeds, as you say...Class 2 is = 2Mbps … It has nothing to do with CD speeds, as you say...Class 2 is >= 2Mbps write speedClass 4 is >= 4Mbps write speedClass 6 is >= 6Mbps write speedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SD_Speed_Class_Ratings



Isn't that what I said? I was refering to the other method memord cards are often measured which is a multiplier rating like this 50x one:

ebuyer.com/pro…346

Spraint kindly informed me that was related to CD speeds.

price is £23.99 now
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