Which memory cards does Clip+ support?

Hey guys! Im a newbie when it comes to memory cards, and from what I googled Clip+ does take these two cards: microSD and microSDHC.  I also read about categories when it comes to cards (like cat. 4 or 6)…soo, which cards are actually compatible  and safe to buy when it comes to Sansa Clip+?

Thanks!

Micro SD are only low capacity cards. Cards over 4GB are SDHC. Micro SDHC cards come in sizes up to 32GB. Any class of card will work, however their is little or no benefit to use a card faster than class 4(unless you intend to remove the card and place it in a card reader to fill it up). I suggest avoiding class 2 cards unless they are much cheaper than class 4 ones, and you rarely change your music.

I have numerous cards in varying sizes from 2 all the way up to 32GB and they are all Class 2. The higher Class (or speed)  a card is, the more it will cost and there is absolutely no difference in playback operation. The speed or class ratiing only affects the writing to the card, not the reading from it. If you have a big card and want to fill it up using a card reader all at one time, then you might save a couple minutes with the faster card.

If you add songs to the card a few albums at a time, or load them onto the card while it is plugged into the player, you won’t notice any difference with the faster cards. I’d recommend saving your money and just going with the Class 2.

I just want to add that if you buy a Sandisk card, buy it in retail packaging so you get the five year warranty that goes along with the card.  Bulk packaged cards have no warranty.  And for microsd/sdhc cards 32gb and under, the price difference online is slim when it comes to retail packaged vs bulk packaged.

@mags1230 wrote:

I just want to add that if you buy a Sandisk card, buy it in retail packaging so you get the five year warranty that goes along with the card.  Bulk packaged cards have no warranty.  And for microsd/sdhc cards 32gb and under, the price difference online is slim when it comes to retail packaged vs bulk packaged.

 

Good point!

@mags1230 wrote:

I just want to add that if you buy a Sandisk card, buy it in retail packaging so you get the five year warranty that goes along with the card.  Bulk packaged cards have no warranty.  And for microsd/sdhc cards 32gb and under, the price difference online is slim when it comes to retail packaged vs bulk packaged.

 

Actually, I believe that the so-called bulk cards carry a 3-year warranty, longer than the player itself . . . .

All three of the SanDisk cards I’ve bought (2 16GB class 2, and one 32GB class 4) I got in the bulk packaging. I wasn’t terribly concerned about a warranty on a sub-$40 item. As long as they survive the return period from Amazon, I know they’ll survive as long as the player I’m using them in.

And I sold my one 16GB card for $20 after already using it for a year…which paid for my next 16GB card, basically.

The class 4 cards are almost the same price as class 2 cards. While some class 2 card can be written to at around 3.5 MB/s, some class 4 cards can be written to at 8 MB/s or so. Even the Sandisk retail package class 4 cards are cheap now. I am leery of cards sold as bulk packaged. Sandisk cards used to sell at a large premium to other brands. Now they are very close in price.

@jk98 wrote:

 Sandisk cards used to sell at a large premium to other brands. Now they are very close in price.

It’s so good to see!   :slight_smile:

The class 4 32GB I bought was five or six dollars more than the cheapest 32GB I saw, but since it came with a microsd reader I fugured it was worth it. And it was…loading it with that reader was certainly faster than loading it inside the Zip, at least with the OF.