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8gb Class 6, SDHC, delivered £9.99 @ Play
8gb Class 6, SDHC, delivered £9.99 @ Play

8gb Class 6, SDHC, delivered £9.99 @ Play

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This is the sweet spot at the moment for speed/price/capacity.
Other 8gb Class 6 SDHC cards seem to cost at least £13 delivered. The Kingston branded from mymemory.co.uk may be the best choice for those who like a familiar brand (£13)
mymemory.co.uk has a 16gb class 6 for £20, while the same play.com branded 16gb class 6 card is a pricy £30 (although the Class 4 card for £16.99 looks like a bargain too!)

Looks like better value than the Sandisk Extreme III 4gb SDHC for £12.50, or the 8gb for £32.99.

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Best add your price to the title mate and remember quidco.

Original Poster

price added to title, quidco is about 4p (0.5%)

great find i will say!!!

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mumbojumbo;4456380

When you get your cards, please test using … When you get your cards, please test using H2testw:http://www.heise.de/software/download/h2testw/50539I've just tested a Class 6 Sandisk Ultra 8GB micro SD, which gave:Write speeds: up to 11.1 MB/sRead Speeds: up to 12.3 MB/sI've also got an Integral Ultima Pro 8GB SDHC on its way, so I'll test that too when it arrives.



test results could also depend upon which card reader is used, it may not be comparable to measure speeds on different setups? A good idea though.

I would try out all my cards anyway, but I have Mac and Ubuntu machines

Purchased this last week - very quick delivery from play for a change, a bargain!!

good find - hot :thumbsup:

The Sandisk 8GB is £9.99 too if you want a branded make...

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cdm22;4458943

The Sandisk 8GB is £9.99 too if you want a branded … The Sandisk 8GB is £9.99 too if you want a branded make...http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/4949650/SanDisk-8GB-SD-HC-Card/Product.html


It's class 2 - we are talking class 6 here.

heat added - thanks for the spot

stapsell;4456820

I would try out all my cards anyway, but I have Mac and Ubuntu machines



I've just had a quick test using wine (installed via Macports) and it seems to run fine. I'll try running the same test booted into XP tomorrow and see if wine introduces any overheads.

What's the real world difference between class 2, 4 and 6? Am I likely to save more than 30 minutes of my time if I get the more expensive class?

Or is it one of those techy things that folk get all excited about that really don't make a difference n teh real world because the next version will be out if a few weeks and atechnological break through will follow on soon afterwards...

"For two hundred and ninety nine pounds - check it out" Ye old lasykys jingle

I've got a feeling that testing and reporting card speeds may take longer than any time savings.

Check out Tom's hardware and be amazed at how you use your time
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remebr that funny bit in south park when bill gates get shot. How I laughed

I'd say practically, it's unlikely to make a huge difference to you. Perhaps save you some time copying pictures off your card, but really you're as likely to be bogged down by a slow card reader as a slow card.

If you've got a digital SLR and want to shoot pictures in quick succession then your camera's got a built in buffer for at least tens of shots.

Perhaps if you're shooting lots of frames in quick succession in RAW on a DSLR then you could fill be buffer after half a dozen shots and then be slowed down by the card. If you were doing that though, you wouldn't be asking the question in the first place.

I buy class 6 cards, but then I like "those techy things that folk get all excited about".

JIM1973ANDREWS;4460444

What's the real world difference between class 2, 4 and 6? Am I likely to … What's the real world difference between class 2, 4 and 6? Am I likely to save more than 30 minutes of my time if I get the more expensive class?



It depends on what you intend using the card for. Most compact digital cameras don't have much, if any, buffer but can still take shots in rapid succession if you have a fast card. TomTom Satnav's will be more responsive with faster cards. If you are using it as an additional hard drive on your PC, you will certainly appreciate the extra speed.

In this particular case, you have a class 6 card which is no more expensive than a class 2 - why compromise?

I've got a HD video camera that records onto SDHC cards and it states that you should use class 4 or higher speed cards ... I too prefer to buy class 6 cards 'just in case', as I don't want the recordings to suffer any loss, although I guess it shouldn't so long as I've got class 4 cards.

Can this card be used on a Wii?
Thanks.

can be use on nikon d40?
what dose mean class 6 ?

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Original Poster

class 6 means minimum sustained write speed of 6MB/s.
So in theory a class 6 is 3 times faster than a class 2 card...
Even for class 6 (the fastest speed) cards, they are not all equal, some may be twice as quick as others, but they should all manage at least 6MB/s.
See a review on tomshardware.com

This is the cheapest 8gb class 6 card at the moment...
Beware that SDHC cards may not work in older devices which use SD cards, typically 2007 and before.

mumbojumbo , stapsell



Thanks for your explanation

If anyone's interested I ran H2testw v1.4 on a cheapo flash drive (Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.) on my Macbook Pro under XP, Ubuntu 8.10 and OS X 10.5.6 (the last two under Wine)

Ubuntu and OS X wouldn't verify/check the read speed but for writing 990MB:

OS X - 4.10 MByte/s
XP - 3.90 MByte/s
Ubuntu 8.10 - 6.07 MByte/s

I've no idea whether this reflects on the OS, drivers or what have you but interesting nonetheless. Incidentally Ubuntu wrote the first 500MB or so ridiculously quickly (11+MB/s) but slowed down as it progressed.

I've found Darwine to be next to useless but MacPorts + Wine would really eat up your SSD space. You could pop a minimal of Ubuntu on a USB drive and test from there but I suppose that'd be getting a wee bit absurd.

Which netbook/install method are you running ?

Class 5 or above is recommended for digital camcorders particularly when shooting in hi-def modes.

Slower cards will result in jaggy capture/dropped frames.

For everything else .e.g data storage, still cameras etc. - having a higher class SDHC card is less of an issue.

Lowtrawler;4459033

It's class 2 - we are talking class 6 here.



Apologies to all...didn't know there were different classes

Winter.Cloud;4461176

Can this card be used on a Wii?Thanks.



As far as I know the Wii still only supports low density SD cards. So, no
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