>> I think the class is irrelevant for playback. With a camera, you are cramming images onto the poor little card at many MB per second. The faster it can process them, the better.Â It might take you infinitesimally longer to load a video onto a class 2 card, but once it’s there, playback is easy.Â However, I have seen reports that for some reason Kingston cards and video are not beloved by Sansa players, so you might be better off with a different brand.<<
I read some posts that said class 2 cards might be marginal for video playback and other posts that said, like you said, the class is irrelevant for playback.Â The SanDisk 8GB class-2 card for $13 looks tempting but I do want the flexibility to put video on cards for my wife.Â The “infinitesimally longer to load video on a class 2 card” part doesn’t sound too good so for both reasons I guess I’ll stick with class-4 or class-6 cards.
Since you’ve decided on a class 4 orÂ 6 card, can you please report back on what your impressions are?Â Whether it makes a difference in a faster transfer time for videos and how good video playback is.
Just for a comparison, on my class 2 card, a 10 min 48 sec video, 49.3 mb, took 2 min 1 sec to transfer using SMC.Â On the internal memory, it took 6 sec less time to transfer.
I find video playback on the card to be fine.Â No different than from the internal memory.
My card is a sandisk one.
Message Edited by mags1230 on 10-04-2009 05:55 PM