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Play.com 4GB SD HC Memory Card (17.99 delivered)
Play.com 4GB SD HC Memory Card (17.99 delivered)

Play.com 4GB SD HC Memory Card (17.99 delivered)

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This high speed version enables you to take continuous pictures quickly / or download data faster as the information is transferred with great speed
Optimized for use in PDAs, MP3 players, or digital cameras
Can store music, images, movies and data files

Notice: SDHC is a different format to SD. While a SDHC reader can read SD cards, a SD reader cannot read SDHC cards.

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Original Poster

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Thanks OP, about to order a new camera, just what I needed

I don't think Play should be claiming that this card is "high speed", when in fact it's not (compared to a high speed standard SD card). It's high capacity, but certainly not high speed. Follow the link to play.com, and look at the second review down which explains it well. In my view the card is a good price, but only for appliances where it doesn't matter about speed, and where you can be sure they are compatible!



Spinal | 21/05/2007 | See all Spinal's reviews (1)

SDHC is a different format to SD. While a SDHC reader can read SD cards, a SD reader cannot read SDHC cards.

Hence, the PS3/PSP wont read these - they are old and outdated devices now. These are used mainly by newer mp3 players.

If you plan on using SDHC for photography... one word; don't. SDHC has three standards, class2,4 and 6 ; which transfer 2, 4 and 6MB/s respectively.

Good old SD transfer roughly 20MB/s if you get a 133x card (like the Veho 133x or SanDisk Ultra III) - which is almost 3 times faster than the fastest SDHC. Speed is of essence in photography - its what dictactes how soon you can take that next picture!

Being Picky, you wouldn't be looking to get one of these for the PSP anyway, as it takes completely differrent format than SD, and I'd expect the same with the PS3 without checking.

But good info with regard to speed, half decent digital cameras really need 133x cards if you want to use them to their full capability.

Quite shocking that this "new format" HC card is actually so slow!

This card is has been reduced to £14.99, mods could you amend the price in the title
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