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  1. bmcclure937's Avatar
    I recently got myself an 8GB SanDisk microsd. So far i have 6gb worth of songs on it now.

    It's great having more memory. But i notice that with flash memory, it takes awhile to "access" the data sometimes. You can tell when the phone is trying to load it up from memory.

    Like when the first time i copied 6GB worth of songs in one sitting, took almost forever in that "scanning" mode.
    After the initial scan and indexing of the microSD card after you load data, there should be nearly no lag
    09-14-08 12:41 PM
  2. kingrx's Avatar
    An 8GB bb almost seems like a worthy adversary to the ipods/iphone/ipod touch.

    Now if only the 16GB/32GB cards would get here sooner!
    09-14-08 12:50 PM
  3. jdubau55's Avatar
    Thought these 2 would be good to show....

    Newegg.com - Kingston 2GB MicroSD Flash Card Model SDC/2GB - Flash Memory

    Newegg.com - Kingston 2GB MicroSD Flash Card with 2 adapters (miniSD and full-size SD) and USB reader Model MBLY/2GBKR - Flash Memory

    The first one is by far the best deal out there. Free shipping and less than $8 You can't beat that price. Yeah you may not get it in 3 days, but I refuse to pay $7 to ship something I know can be mailed for under a dollar.
    09-14-08 12:59 PM
  4. CrackberryBold's Avatar
    I dont know much about SD cards except for the size and the amount it holds. So my question is what does speed class 2 and speed class 4 mean? Is it really a big speed difference between them? Also i see that SanDisk and Kingston are top brands but is one better than the other? Im down to my 2 choices:

    SanDisk
    Amazon.com: SanDisk 8GB microSDHC Card CLASS 2 (SDSDQ-8192, Bulk Package): Electronics

    or
    Kingston Brand
    FRYS.com*|*KINGSTON or
    Kingston 8GB microSDHC (Class 4) High Capacity Micro Secure Digital Card W/Adapter, Model SDC4/8GB

    can you all help me decide?
    Last edited by CrackberryBold; 09-16-08 at 02:59 PM.
    09-16-08 02:52 PM
  5. 2020's Avatar
    I dont know much about SD cards except for the size and the amount it holds. So my question is what does speed class 2 and speed class 4 mean? Is it really a big speed difference between them? Also i see that SanDisk and Kingston are top brands but is one better than the other? Im down to my 2 choices:

    SanDisk
    Amazon.com: SanDisk 8GB microSDHC Card CLASS 2 (SDSDQ-8192, Bulk Package): Electronics

    or
    Kingston Brand
    FRYS.com*|*KINGSTON

    can you all help me decide?

    The SD Speed Class Ratings specify the minimum write speeds.
    So....

    Class 2 = 2 MB/sec
    Class 4 = 4 MB/sec
    Class 6 = 6 MB/sec

    You'll notice between the two you're considering, the Kingston has a faster write speed. That said, I'm not sure you'll notice much difference when using class 4 vs class 2 on your blackberry.

    Regarding the two brands, most people prefer SanDisk. However I've (and alot of others have) used both and have never had trouble with Kingston....probably won't go wrong with either. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by 2020; 09-16-08 at 03:13 PM.
    09-16-08 03:00 PM
  6. CrackberryBold's Avatar
    The SD Speed Class Ratings specify the minimum write speeds.
    So....

    Class 2 = 2 MB/sec
    Class 4 = 4 MB/sec
    Class 6 = 6 MB/sec

    You'll notice between the two you're considering, the Kingston has a faster write speed. That said, I'm not sure you'll notice much difference when using class 4 vs class 2 on your blackberry.

    Regarding the two brands, most people prefer SanDisk. However I've (and alot of others have) used both and have never had trouble with Kingston....probably won't go wrong with either. Hope this helps.

    Thanks 2020.... and ill see you on friday nights at 10/9 central...haha
    09-16-08 03:51 PM
  7. CrackberryBold's Avatar
    I think im gonna go with the Kingston however i have a question. I have a SanDisk reader/writer/card reader plug adapter at home that plugs into the pc. This Kingston comes with the adapter that enables it to be bigger (however you would explain it), will the Kingston adapter be compatible with the Sandisk card reader/writer/pc adapter plug that i already have?
    Last edited by CrackberryBold; 09-16-08 at 04:06 PM.
    09-16-08 04:02 PM
  8. bmcclure937's Avatar
    I think im gonna go with the Kingston however i have a question. I have a SanDisk reader/writer plug adapter at home that plugs into the pc. This Kingston comes with the adapter that enables it to be bigger (however you would say it), will the Kingston adapter be compatible with the Sandisk reader/writer pc adapter plug that i already have?
    2020 has provided you with excellent advice, so I hate to step in and steal his show... but yes you can do this!!

    And both SanDisk and Kingston are well-known brands. You probably will not notice much of a difference in speed class on your Berry... but it would be apparent when transferring files from your PC, etc

    Make the choice using whatever criteria you feel most important. Speed class probably does not matter much, so I might consider price over the speed class. Either way, you cannot go wrong with either of your options!
    09-16-08 04:07 PM
  9. 2020's Avatar
    Thanks 2020.... and ill see you on friday nights at 10/9 central...haha
    welcome

    haha ...not exactly the meaning, but at least you're saying it right!
    09-16-08 04:20 PM
  10. CrackberryBold's Avatar
    2020 has provided you with excellent advice, so I hate to step in and steal his show... but yes you can do this!!

    And both SanDisk and Kingston are well-known brands. You probably will not notice much of a difference in speed class on your Berry... but it would be apparent when transferring files from your PC, etc

    Make the choice using whatever criteria you feel most important. Speed class probably does not matter much, so I might consider price over the speed class. Either way, you cannot go wrong with either of your options!
    Thanks to the both of you for your advice. I think imma go with the Kingston since theyre both the same price but the speed is a little faster (eve though it wouldnt matter on the bberry, just to know that its there)
    09-16-08 04:34 PM
  11. jdubau55's Avatar
    I bought Kingston because A) it was cheap and B) it came with 2 adapters (mini and standard size) so I can use the card in more than just my BB.
    09-16-08 04:38 PM
  12. Hrshycro's Avatar
    Slickdeals.net had a 8gb micro at frys.com for 27...Still good to!!!

    Shipping is in the 27 if i remember right...
    09-17-08 12:54 AM
  13. bmcclure937's Avatar
    @Hrshycro : I think that deal at Frys has already been posted and linked within this thread, but thanks a ton for contributing and sharing some deals

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-17-08 12:59 AM
  14. mrolson1234's Avatar
    Amazon
    Picked Up An 8 Gig For $32 And That Was With Next Day Shipping USPS
    It Litterally Came 2 Days After I Ordered It.
    Verizon Store Is Selling 8 Gigs For Almost $90
    09-17-08 12:59 AM
  15. taiwaneezy's Avatar
    8 GB via dealextreme.com for $31.xx
    09-17-08 01:19 AM
  16. bmcclure937's Avatar
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    shop.kingston.com - Memory for your Desktop, Server, Workstation, Notebook, PDA, MP3 Player, Printer, Router and more.

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    Last edited by bmcclure937; 11-22-08 at 03:14 PM.
    09-27-08 12:40 PM
  17. awb715's Avatar
    got on one ebay for 10!
    still 16 is a great deal
    09-27-08 12:47 PM
  18. bmcclure937's Avatar
    got on one ebay for 10!
    still 16 is a great deal


    Got one what?? lol... 2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb, 18Gb???

    10 bucks could either be a great deal, or it could be mediocre... depends on the card! And I usually try to avoid eBay... just because it can be shady at times.
    09-27-08 12:55 PM
  19. MsRandall's Avatar
    Looks like Frys deal just got better... $19.99 for 8gb today...I bought the same card for 20.99...three days ago.

    FRYS.com*|*KINGSTON
    Last edited by MsRandall; 09-27-08 at 01:07 PM.
    09-27-08 01:05 PM
  20. buffpimpkl's Avatar
    i need to pick up prolly a 4 gig. i havent even used alot of room up on my blackberry for the 1 gig. doesnt hurt to get 1 more for fun! heh
    09-27-08 01:07 PM
  21. bmcclure937's Avatar
    Looks like Frys deal just got better... $19.99 for 8gb today...I bought the same card for 20.99...three days ago.

    FRYS.com*|*KINGSTON
    That is a great deal!! Nice

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    Last edited by bmcclure937; 11-22-08 at 03:15 PM.
    09-29-08 07:07 PM
  22. renew1's Avatar
    Frys is the place!!!!! Ordered 8gb for 20.99 and received it in 3 days. I think shipping was around six dollars and since I live across the state line from Frys location, there was not any sales tax. Considering gas prices now I was well pleased. Mine is only showing 7.4 gigs evening after re-formating.
    09-29-08 09:33 PM
  23. TL_Ascend's Avatar
    Got an 8gb sandisk on ebay for 22.22 shipped.
    09-29-08 09:49 PM
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