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Dragon_Son
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Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

I can't find any reference to a Class 4 version of the SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card being released, yet I found a local store who is selling it.

http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/39895-sdsdqm-032g-b35n

 

Can anyone verify if this is real? I don't want to fork out the cash and find out its fake - i'm hoping the model number might help verify it.

 

Thanks in advance.

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memoryval
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Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

Hi,

 

SanDisk is recently changing all the speed class in many formats, as SDHC  and microSDHC.

 

Regarding the microSDHC 32GB SanDisk of class-2 has been improved up to Class-4, but anyway it´s important to say that class means minimun write speed guaranteed but not máx. speed.

 

We did some test of benchmarking with the microSD HC 32GB Class-2 and the results were:

Read 13MB/s - Write 4-5 MB/s

Results obtained with CrystalDiskMark 3.0

That proves that class-2 is about min. speed, because in this case results said that this card is a Class-4 in fact as the write speed was about 4-5 mb/S.

 

Most stores do have the microSD 32GB class-2 in stock, and the Class-4 is more easy to find at specialised stores.

 

I put the two pics of SanDisk microSD 32GB Class-2 and Class-4

 

Note that part number changed :

SDSDQ-032G-E11M : microSD HC 32GB Class-2

SDSDQM-032G-B35 : microSD HC 32GB Class-4

 

Here are the photos:

 

microSD 32GB Class-2

 

microSD 32GB Class-2

 

And this is the Class-4 version with the new smaller blister:

 

microSD 32GB Class-4

 

 

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Dragon_Son
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

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Thank you, i appreciate the detailed responce. I'm going to order the card now. :smileyhappy:

 

It would be interesting to see what the benchmark results are for the Class-4 and compare it to the Class-2.

 

I find it strange though that the SanDisk website has no reference to the newer Class-4. Mostly because it makes it difficult to verify whether its a legimate card - other than ask on these forums. I guess there must be a lag between releasing newer/revised products and updating the website.

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Tapeworm
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

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Dragon_Son wrote:

Thank you, i appreciate the detailed responce. I'm going to order the card now. :smileyhappy:

 


Wow! $159? Really? I'm sure you can finid better deals than that around on legit cards. I picked up one the day after Thanksgiving from the SanDisk store for wayyyy less than half of that! :smileyvery-happy:

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Dragon_Son
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

I could probably order from overseas and save a lot of money however i've had some bad experiences purchasing memory cards. Normally I would try and find a cheaper alternative. Its seems to be a little tricky though tracking down the newer Class-4 card. Buying technology in Australia is always a rip-off. :smileysad:

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Tapeworm
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

 


Dragon_Son wrote:

 

Its seems to be a little tricky though tracking down the newer Class-4 card. Buying technology in Australia is always a rip-off. :smileysad:

 


Sorry, didn't realize you lived in the 'South 40'. Don't you have any large electronic or computer stores there? Even office supply mega-stores (in the States we have OfficeMax & Office Depot for example) will sell memory cards. You may pay a litle more for them, but at least you can see what you're getting, and have a place to return them if they're bad.

 

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Dragon_Son
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

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I couldn't find any of the larger electronic stores in Aus that stock the 32GB Class-4 yet. One store rep even argued with me over their existence. I can find the 32GB Class-2 quite cheap locally however i specifically want the Class-4 to upgrade the internal Micro SD card in my HTC Windows Phone 7.

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mags1230
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4


Dragon_Son wrote:

 

It would be interesting to see what the benchmark results are for the Class-4 and compare it to the Class-2.

 


I found this TestFreaks  ATTO Benchmark test of a Kingston microsdhc 32gb Class 4 card interesting.  The write speed is about the same for my Sandisk card.  I used H2testw for my test.

 

I've noticed that in comparing the write speeds for my Sandisk cards, the lower capacity, class 2 card is higher in write speed, oddly enough.  

 

Will you post what your benchmark results are?

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Melodyh40
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

Hi!  I have a much similar question as the original poster.  It pertains to this listing on Ebay:

 

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310283875724&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 

Item number:

 

310283875724

 

I compared (carefully) the picture in this ad to the picture that was so kindly posted in the second post, and they differ quite signficantly.  The Ebay seller is a member in good standing with a good feedback rating - what is giving me pause is that ALL of the other ones of these sold are marked as Private listings.  Seems odd.

 

Is this a good bet?  Or, do you think that these could be fakes?  Is there any way to tell before purchasing?  That is, could I request some additional information from the seller to confirm?

 

Thank you in advance for your reply!

 

Melody

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Tapeworm
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Re: Is this real? SanDisk 32GB Micro SDHC Card Class 4

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Can you guarantee the picture posted is of the exact card you'll be getting?

 

No.

 

Can you guarantee the seller will be honest with you should you ask for more information?

 

No.

 

Would I trust this seller given that he's in Hong Kong and after reading the negative feedback comments that he doesn't respond to customer complaints?

 

I don't think so.

 

You should be able to find a good price on this card from a reputable dealer elsewhere (not on eBay). You may pay a bit more, but say you buy this card . . . it's fake  . . .  and you can't get the seller to respond or replace the card. You're out $55! What kind of value is that?

 

EBay is a good place to buy some things. I use it quite a bit. But given the number of fake memory cards being sold on there in the last year or so I would look elsewhere for that product.