View Full Version : Which of these MicroSD cards is the better buy?

04-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Amazon.com: SanDisk 8GB MicroSD Card ( SDSDQ 008G A11M): Digital Media Source (http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-MicroSD-Card-SDSDQ-008G/dp/B001BLV78Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A1GC47N5J8F7IJ&s=electronics&qid=1240024777&sr=1-3)

Amazon.com: SanDisk 8GB microSDHC Card CLASS 2 (SDSDQ-8192, Bulk Package): Digital Media Source (http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDHC-CLASS-SDSDQ-8192-Package/dp/B001IMDUOW/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&m=A1GC47N5J8F7IJ&s=electronics&qid=1240024777&sr=1-18)

Newegg.com - Kingston 4GB (2GB x 2) MicroSD Flash Card Twin Pack (2pcs) One Adapter Model SDC/2GB-2P1A - Flash Memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134666)

I'm looking for something large so that I can put a movie on it or something, and I want it under 20USD, the thing is I've never heard of Digital Media Source so I don't know if they are reliable, not just that but they say, "MicroSDHC" which I am not sure if the BlackBerry 8800 with the latest OS will read it or not.

04-18-2009, 12:38 PM
You get the pretty package with #1.
I wouldn't get two 4GB... just one 8GB.

04-18-2009, 01:42 PM
curious, what is a class 2 microSDHC ?

04-18-2009, 08:28 PM
The class refers to the speed rating of the card.

From wikipedia: SD Cards and SDHC Cards have Speed Class Ratings defined by the SD Association. The SD Speed Class Ratings specify the following minimum write speeds based on "the best fragmented state where no memory unit is occupied":[5]

* Class 2: 2 MB/s - 13x
* Class 4: 4 MB/s - 26x
* Class 6: 6 MB/s - 40x

04-19-2009, 08:54 PM
I've had PNY and Transcend SD cards, Storage these days are pretty reliable and won't fail on you in most situations (but it can happen).. Your better off with the bigger SD card if you know you will have a need for the space.

Your OS can see 16 GB
What type and size Media Card can I use in my device? - BlackBerryFAQ (http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/What_type_and_size_Media_Card_can_I_use_in_my_device%3F)

05-19-2009, 08:56 AM
Huhm, i wish the application memory is 16gb too!

05-20-2009, 07:19 PM
That would be nice.. the new BB's have quite a bit more memory then older models.. about 3x's as much :) and growing