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16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card - Class 4 - £14.99 Delivered @ Play
16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card - Class 4 - £14.99 Delivered @ Play

16GB Micro SDHC Memory Card - Class 4 - £14.99 Delivered @ Play

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With the Play.com MicroSDHC card your mobile phone and/or electronic device,will be able to store more images, ringtones, mp3's and movie clips than ever before.


16GB capacity
Save images, music and files on your mobile and/or electronic device
High - Speed Data Transfer
5 Year Warranty
Class 4

7 Comments

If thinking of this for the Orange San Francisco then from personal experience I suggest you should NOT, and I'm not the only one.
While mine worked MOST of the time, it would become unavailable at just the wrong moments. Moved to Sandisk version (was same £15.99 from Play.com) which has no such negative reports and keeping my fingers crossed.
(That said Play.com have been very responsible & authorised a return of my "faulty" or at least "incompatible" card.)
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I'd rather spend an extra 50p and get it from a reputable manufacturer with guaranteed class 4 performance such as PNY or Lexar.

PNY - play.com/Mob…tml

Lexar - play.com/Mob…rch

Edited by: "williamj1" 14th Feb 2011

Original Poster

Yea I suppose it all depends on what your using it for. I'll be using it on my Dingoo so the class 4 speeds arent too important but whose to say its guaranteed just because it has those names on it? As long as it works I'm happy and if it states class 4 then it should do that or else its false advertising.

makes you realise what a rip-off built-in flash memory is - one particular fruit-logo manufacturer charges £100 for the benefit of an extra 16GB of memory on one of its devices...

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makes you realise what a rip-off built-in flash memory is - one … makes you realise what a rip-off built-in flash memory is - one particular fruit-logo manufacturer charges £100 for the benefit of an extra 16GB of memory on one of its devices...


yeah terrible - all they do is buy these from play and sellotape them to the inside. con merchants.

anyone got any speed tests for any mentioned in this thread?
play/pny/lexar ? seen a few for other brand but these are sort of new to hotdeals

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a review by error2k2

Has it's Pros and Cons, Mostly pros

This card has a bit of a mixed review. So I decided to do a benchmark test. And here are the results:
Largest test file 500MB
Sequential Read : 9.569 MB/s
Sequential Write : 4.102 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 9.563 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 0.647 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 1.180 MB/s [ 288.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.006 MB/s [ 1.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.184 MB/s [ 289.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.007 MB/s [ 1.8 IOPS]

Yes, this card is in fact technically class 4. If you are transfering files from 0.5MB+ then you should get best performances. The downside is when you start transfering smaller files, read and write speeds go down(this is to be expected with all media storage) but this card under performes in this area, my class 2 cards perform slightly faster here.

In conclusion, if you're gonna use it for music and small videos then yes, this is a very good card.
If you plan on transfering 1000's of tiny files e.g. cache files, small text documents etc then be prepared for slight performance issues.
Edited by: "Mikey_2811" 14th Feb 2011

Now £15.49 and as such is same price as most places.
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