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2 * 8GB Class 6 SDHC Memory Card Play.com
2 * 8GB Class 6 SDHC Memory Card Play.com

2 * 8GB Class 6 SDHC Memory Card Play.com

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Twin Pack: contains 2 x 8GB SD HC Class 6 Cards
Perfect for High Performance cameras
Class 6 SDHC

Due for release on 6th June

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Good price for 16GB of storage. Anyone know how fast these are, beyond the minimum class 6 speed (40x - 6MB/s) ... if at all? There was a similar deal posted for Play SD Cards before, so hopefully someone on here can give first hand experience.

if it was 1 x 16 for £22.99 then i would vote hot

If you have one of those Netbooks with a small Solid-State Hard Drive (e.g. the ASUS EEEPC or the Acer Netbooks) then sticking one of these in the SD Card slot on these laptops is a useful way to increase your storage space.

I believe the netbooks are included with a program which tricks windows into thinking the SD Card is part of the main hard drive, so if you have an 8GB SSD and stick one of these in, it will appear to double in space so the experience is quite seamless.

Voted Hot.

andersh;5317502

Good price for 16GB of storage. Anyone know how fast these are, beyond … Good price for 16GB of storage. Anyone know how fast these are, beyond the minimum class 6 speed (40x - 6MB/s) ... if at all? There was a similar deal posted for Play SD Cards before, so hopefully someone on here can give first hand experience.



I'm getting 7.61MB/s

Are these any good for a digital camera? - Panasonic Lumix TZ6

Ditto;5318645

Are these any good for a digital camera? - Panasonic Lumix TZ6


Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics on one card which can fail or go missing? Also, can't be read by many readers (incl those built in to PCs and laptops). I'd suggest 2Gb max for your own security and they're dirt cheap these days.

kenan557, thanks, rep for that.

I'm looking at these for my TZ5. Got a class 4 8GB card at the moment and when I was taking a video recently at a gig it stopped recording and displayed a too slow memory card message (only happened once so far though).

Interesting point about large cards. I'd rather have one large cards than risk running out space. For me, more memory cards would equal a greater chance of misplacing one.

Besford;5318704

Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics … Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics on one card which can fail or go missing? Also, can't be read by many readers (incl those built in to PCs and laptops). I'd suggest 2Gb max for your own security and they're dirt cheap these days.



But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.

andersh

Got a class 4 8GB card at the moment and when I was taking a video … Got a class 4 8GB card at the moment and when I was taking a video recently at a gig it stopped recording and displayed a too slow memory card message



So would these cards be too slow for recording video?

Ditto;5319156

But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So … But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So would these cards be too slow for recording video?



class 6 should be ok - its the minimum speed which dictates whether its ok for video not the average.
depends on the rate you actually need from the resolution etc of recording.

i'll make up some figures to illustrate...
requires mb/s of card for flawless recording 4.5mb/s
2 cards, one a class 4 with average of 10mb/s and a class 6 with average 7mb/s.
the class 6 although slower on average will never dip below the 4.5 needed so will be fine for recording
the class 4 although faster in general may dip below required causing stutters/errors so may not be good and be better suited for storage etc

lower quality recording needs lesser class etc

Banned

2 x 8gb class 4s are £20.99 at mymemory.co.uk

Thanks for the reply, now ordered:thumbsup:

Besford;5318704

Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics … Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics on one card which can fail or go missing? Also, can't be read by many readers (incl those built in to PCs and laptops). I'd suggest 2Gb max for your own security and they're dirt cheap these days.



And why wont these cards be read by the readers integrated into my PC? Is it to do with the fact that they are sdHC?

Edit: What happened to the Play 5% voucher code?

Ditto;5319156

But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So … But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So would these cards be too slow for recording video?


Yes, some read SDHC but many don't. My £600 laptop won't read them but a £1 USB adaptor from Poundland sorts it - mad or what?!

Ditto;5319156

But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So … But I'd like the option of recording video as well as taking photo's.So would these cards be too slow for recording video?


Fair enough, just a thought. I went for some large cards for my TZ5 then realised the risk when a colleague's card failed. I don't know how likely that is but I'd cry if I lost 8Gb of my precious pics.

2Gb cards are so cheap these days I tend to use them as backup 'film' rather than wiping them for re-use. With 2Gb it's also easier to find something on them.

I got a 16GB Play branded SDHC in January for £16.99 delivered. Would like another one for my Cowon D2 player!

Banned

Besford;5318704

Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics … Yes, but do you really want to risk a massive 8Gb of your precious pics on one card which can fail or go missing? Also, can't be read by many readers (incl those built in to PCs and laptops). I'd suggest 2Gb max for your own security and they're dirt cheap these days.


WTF! :w00t:

do you play your games on a spectrum? ;-)

Banned

FrankLeTank;5322333

I got a 16GB Play branded SDHC in January for £16.99 delivered. Would … I got a 16GB Play branded SDHC in January for £16.99 delivered. Would like another one for my Cowon D2 player!


GROAN! - DFTT! :roll:

:lol:
I generally take the pictures off my camera every time I use it so losing the card would not be as catastrophic for me. The only time I don't would be say on holiday, and then I need the size. Different strokes for different fokes!

Besford;5321252

Fair enough, just a thought. I went for some large cards for my TZ5 then … Fair enough, just a thought. I went for some large cards for my TZ5 then realised the risk when a colleague's card failed. I don't know how likely that is but I'd cry if I lost 8Gb of my precious pics.2Gb cards are so cheap these days I tend to use them as backup 'film' rather than wiping them for re-use. With 2Gb it's also easier to find something on them.


Are you saying you use these cards as the permenant storage for you photos and videos? :? Not a good idea.

bonecase;5325735

Are you saying you use these cards as the permenant storage for you … Are you saying you use these cards as the permenant storage for you photos and videos? :? Not a good idea.


No, just an additional back up really (or, if I'm really honest I guess I don't get around to sorting and wiping them). I understand recordable CD can have a limited life too. I keep them on a laptop with a backup copy on external hard drive. I know I could also store on Snapfish or similar but haven't done so.

What are your thoughts?

Anyone received their order yet?
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