Originally Posted by orionpower
Has anybody had any problem with specific SD card and there Pearl.
I'm thinking about getting a Pearl and a 4gig SD car but I don't want to buy crap. is there any SD card better then the other???
Don't get any card bigger than 2GB because the current OS [meaning you have the latest OS] does not support cards bigger than that.
Be careful NOT to get a mini-SD or SD card, the Pearl needs the SD card specifically designed for cell phones, the MicroSD card.
Generally I have stuck with SanDisk and Kingston cards. Those are the two powerhouses for memory and most chips work fine. I say "most" because I had a few SanDisk go out, but that may have been my fault. But I have never had a Kingston act up.
Be careful of buying counterfeit memory. SanDisk sellers on eBay, who are from China are a hazard. If buying on eBay, look out for memory that is made to look like SanDisk chips [color, graphics], but in actuality such are not.
On eBay I only buy memory from sellers who sell memory as a profession and their feedback indicates total confidence in that the seller is selling genuine chips from SanDisk or Kingston.
Generally, don't ever buy used memory from a private seller on eBay. Too much risk that they fried the chip and when you contact them to say it is not working they say "Oh, well it was working when I had it and please see my ad where it says 'sold as is'."
If you buy on Amazon, such deals are generally safe.
Bonus Tip: 4GB chips are only just coming out. You need to check any and all of your devices to see if the device can handle a 4GB chip. Many devices, such as cameras, MP3 players and cell phones have limitations. It's not simply a matter of the chip being the same size as that which fits in the particular device.