Back in Stock Samsung Evo U3 £29.99 @ PicStop
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Back in Stock Samsung Evo U3 £29.99 @ PicStop

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Found 6th FebEdited by:"fiqqer"
128 GB Samsung EVO Plus Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter U3 classification.

Cheapest price at the moment and appears in stock.

They also have the 128gb Sandisk Ultra for the same price, which has U1 classification. This is better as it has U3 classification and is much better for use in devices like the Nintendo Switch and Raspberry Pi.
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Its just the minimum sustained write speed.

The rating are to show suitability for some devices - ie for 4k recording a U3 rating is recommended.

Some cards like the Lexar 633x are rated U1 but has a great sustained write speed and is suitable for use in high speed devices - ie SLR cameras and videorecording in 4k resolutions as well as dashcams.

U3 generally indicates a faster writing card. However for the vast majority of uses U1 is fine.

These cards are not recommended for dashcams or ip recording devices however they are more than fine for most other uses.



Class 10 & U1 – these cards are capable of recording at up to 10 MB/s, so they are well suited for pro-level still cameras shooting RAW photos, and HD video recording at up to 1080p. This is a great speed to purchase if you’re looking for a balance between compatibility with your current equipment and future usage as well.

U3 – these cards are overkill for most uses, but are absolutely crucial if you’re shooting 4K video with your device. 4K video files are large, and require a card with a high sustainable speed to be able to write them properly. U3 cards are quite a bit more expensive than the slower speeds, but if you need them, you really shouldn’t risk using anything slower.

For more information see: adorama.com/alc…ean
Edited by: "fiqqer" 6th Feb
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Good find @fiqqer - thanks for sharing.

And welcome to our little community!

Well, I say 'little' (we've around 1.5m active users on my last count)
Edited by: "HutchAW" 6th Feb
HutchAW2 m ago

Good find @fiqqer - thanks for sharing.And welcome to our little …Good find @fiqqer - thanks for sharing.And welcome to our little community!Well, I say 'little' (we've around 1.5m active users on my last count)

Wooooow 1.5m.
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ChildofGod1 m ago

Wooooow 1.5m.



Took me aaaaaaages to count 'em all
HutchAW1 m ago

Took me aaaaaaages to count 'em all

I can imagine...
Heat added but what does U1 classified mean?
Original Poster
Its just the minimum sustained write speed.

The rating are to show suitability for some devices - ie for 4k recording a U3 rating is recommended.

Some cards like the Lexar 633x are rated U1 but has a great sustained write speed and is suitable for use in high speed devices - ie SLR cameras and videorecording in 4k resolutions as well as dashcams.

U3 generally indicates a faster writing card. However for the vast majority of uses U1 is fine.

These cards are not recommended for dashcams or ip recording devices however they are more than fine for most other uses.



Class 10 & U1 – these cards are capable of recording at up to 10 MB/s, so they are well suited for pro-level still cameras shooting RAW photos, and HD video recording at up to 1080p. This is a great speed to purchase if you’re looking for a balance between compatibility with your current equipment and future usage as well.

U3 – these cards are overkill for most uses, but are absolutely crucial if you’re shooting 4K video with your device. 4K video files are large, and require a card with a high sustainable speed to be able to write them properly. U3 cards are quite a bit more expensive than the slower speeds, but if you need them, you really shouldn’t risk using anything slower.

For more information see: adorama.com/alc…ean
Edited by: "fiqqer" 6th Feb
thanks, ordered. is this website legit?
So this is no good for a dashcam? Or did you mean U1 cards are no good for a dashcam? If not this card then which cards are good for dashcams?
kanzzz22 m ago

thanks, ordered. is this website legit?



yes I just received a Sandisk 128GB version quick delivery works perfect
Would they be good for raspberry pi 3?
kanzzz34 m ago

thanks, ordered. is this website legit?


Bought from them last year, no problem.
Quidco available cash back too.
Quick delivery is a good feature but i think exp!
Speeds any good vs HDD?
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monkeychops57 m ago

So this is no good for a dashcam? Or did you mean U1 cards are no good for …So this is no good for a dashcam? Or did you mean U1 cards are no good for a dashcam? If not this card then which cards are good for dashcams?


Both the samsung and sandisk are not good for dashcams - the memory they use will fail early. You will need to purchase high endurance cards or the Lexar 633x mentioned earlier. Samsung and Sandisk exclude dashcam use from their warranty.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 6th Feb
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Cro_Baron47 m ago

Would they be good for raspberry pi 3?


perfect for raspberry pi if it will recognise a 128 gb card. The Samsung Evo Plus appears to be the best performing card for the Raspberry Pi - pidramble.com/wik…rds

I have a confirmed user of a the 128gb sandisk ultra on offer the the same price from picstop on a Pi3, but its one of the slower cards
Edited by: "fiqqer" 6th Feb
Is this website legit?
Edited by: "anuruddha" 6th Feb
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RUGAAL13 h, 33 m ago

Speeds any good vs HDD?


I'm not sure what you mean by that. Some people boot their computer using a usb boot drive which has flash memory.

Flash memory is much faster than mechanical disk drives but I haven't seen any comparisons between memory cards and hard drives.

There are newer cards with a V90 rating. This means a sustained writing speed of 90 MBS. At these speeds they will be faster than mechanical hard drives and in some cases SSD drives. These cards will be very pricey though so you will be better off with an SSD for speed and HDD for storage.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 7th Feb
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anuruddha3 m ago

Is this website legit?


of course. I have been using it without a problem for well over 10 years
Forget SanDisk, I have just had a SanDisk micro sd card fail.
Luckily the Samsung ones are still going and used more frequently than SanDisk.
Edited by: "onamission100" 6th Feb
Thanks OP I've been waiting for these to come back in stock. Just ordered two of them
I bought this. Delivery was pretty quick.
Edited by: "intime" 7th Feb
PayPal Checkout too for those that were on the fence about using a relatively unknown website. That clinched it for me, thanks for the post OP, great job
Thanks OP. Been looking for a bigger card for my Pi. This will do the job nicely.
fiqqer10 h, 34 m ago

Both the samsung and sandisk are not good for dashcams - the memory they …Both the samsung and sandisk are not good for dashcams - the memory they use will fail early. You will need to purchase high endurance cards or the Lexar 633x mentioned earlier. Samsung and Sandisk exclude dashcam use from their warranty.


Which Lexar card is advertised as high endurance? Personally, I think these cards are all of comparable endurance, using similar hardware, and the only difference is what warranty the manufacturer chooses to give; and I wouldn't worry about using this Samsung card in a dashcam.
Just ordered one. Thanks
Just ordered one for my Switch. Cheers mate!
Are these recommned for Nintendo Switch? Will they give the max performance on Switch?
kutekitty29 m ago

Are these recommned for Nintendo Switch? Will they give the max …Are these recommned for Nintendo Switch? Will they give the max performance on Switch?



Nintendolife has it as one of their recommendations which is why i went with this one.
Edited by: "Cantona007" 7th Feb
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Stu.C3 h, 13 m ago

Which Lexar card is advertised as high endurance? Personally, I think …Which Lexar card is advertised as high endurance? Personally, I think these cards are all of comparable endurance, using similar hardware, and the only difference is what warranty the manufacturer chooses to give; and I wouldn't worry about using this Samsung card in a dashcam.

In dashcams these cards will fail in half the time of the high endurance ones - please see the review from carcam central. There are many other expert reviews that say the same thing.

carcamcentral.com/gui…rds

They don't use the same type memory. There are 2 types of flash memory TLC and MLC. For dashcam use you want cards that use MLC memory

Also there are many forums of people complaining that their memory cards have failed within 6 months. This is the reason why Samsung and Sandisk wont provide warranty replacements if they find these cards have been used in dashcams (these cards have a counter to show the number of writing cycles).

The recommended Lexar card is not marketed as high endurance but tests and users show that it lasts a long time and is suitable for high intensity video recording uk.pcmag.com/lex…ard
Edited by: "fiqqer" 7th Feb
Bought a 64gb version on the Amazon deal..... Do I go for 128 too.....
Cro_Baron15 h, 19 m ago

Would they be good for raspberry pi 3?


Should do fine with the raspberry pi
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i like picstop. i just wonder how they don't charge VAT, are they grey imports?
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deleted15459987th Feb

i like picstop. i just wonder how they don't charge VAT, are they grey …i like picstop. i just wonder how they don't charge VAT, are they grey imports?


OK here is the answer, they are not grey imports:

Customers buying smaller items like memory cards can buy them completely VAT free from the Jersey base - but they will have a slightly slower delivery times. If they buy the same products from our Isle of Man warehouse VAT is payable, but we can supply the goods faster – including next day delivery options.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 7th Feb
Ordered, thanks!
onamission10020 h, 51 m ago

Forget SanDisk, I have just had a SanDisk micro sd card fail.Luckily the …Forget SanDisk, I have just had a SanDisk micro sd card fail.Luckily the Samsung ones are still going and used more frequently than SanDisk.


Thanks for that, never had a Sandisk card fail in over ten years of using them but i will no longer buy them now Ive read your sad sorry tale...
fiqqer3 h, 9 m ago

OK here is the answer, they are not grey imports:Customers buying smaller …OK here is the answer, they are not grey imports:Customers buying smaller items like memory cards can buy them completely VAT free from the Jersey base - but they will have a slightly slower delivery times. If they buy the same products from our Isle of Man warehouse VAT is payable, but we can supply the goods faster – including next day delivery options.”


The LVCR tax dodge vanished in 2012.
monkeychops6th Feb

So this is no good for a dashcam? Or did you mean U1 cards are no good for …So this is no good for a dashcam? Or did you mean U1 cards are no good for a dashcam? If not this card then which cards are good for dashcams?


This card is U3 ..so I don`t understand what the hell the previous comments above yours are based on ...They must be smoking something I suspect ..This card is 4k ready and is certainly not the U1 variety , So they must smoking something lol

Why even discuss something that is unrelated to this actual product posted ...Crazy people....indeed and cause untold confusion.

For dash cams look to this article below for the recommended format.

carcamcentral.com/gui…rds

Regards,
Edited by: "kevann" 9th Feb
fiqqer7th Feb

OK here is the answer, they are not grey imports:Customers buying smaller …OK here is the answer, they are not grey imports:Customers buying smaller items like memory cards can buy them completely VAT free from the Jersey base - but they will have a slightly slower delivery times. If they buy the same products from our Isle of Man warehouse VAT is payable, but we can supply the goods faster – including next day delivery options.”


That's not legit...... Lol
thanks op, needed a micro SD card for my switch
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jameswalker4574 h, 35 m ago

That's not legit...... Lol



Of course it is - this is from the company itself - there are different laws which apply to different British Isles. It is published on their website and is allowed by HMRC. They are open about it.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 9th Feb
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