Which SDHC card and what capacity?

Can i put a 32 gb microSDHC in my 8gb Sansa? Does it add to 40gb or does the player limit it to 32gb? Would it manage a Class 4 SDHC card or would i gain anything with a class 10 card?

@djchristian wrote:

Can i put a 32 gb microSDHC in my 8gb Sansa?

 

Yes.

 

Does it add to 40gb or does the player limit it to 32gb?

 

It adds 32GB to whatever the interanl memory storage capacity is. In your case, 40GB (actual measured space will be less though).

 

Would it manage a Class 4 SDHC card

 

Yes.

 

or would i gain anything with a class 10 card?

 

No.

Thank you very much for the splendid througoutly answer!

Actually, there is a benefit to a Class 10 card, but not via the Clip:  if you take your card out of the player and put it directly into your computer to load the card, or use a separate card reader, the loading time will be substantially less than with a Class 4 card.  But not if you’re loading with the card in your player, which is limited to around a Class 4 speed.  

In my opinion, if a Class 10 card is just a few dollars more, worth it.  

Yea i thought of it too but i got a great deal on a Class 4 32gb microSD card. But i think i can live with 4mbyte/s atleast for now. :slight_smile:

Miikerman wrote:

Actually, there is a benefit to a Class 10 card, but not via the Clip:

 

There’s also been a number of people posting that they are experiencing (various) problems when using a Class 10 card (with the Clip Zip and Fuze+ in particular). For the small gain in time savings (and this is only realized when loading many files at one time, as in multiple GB’s), the risk of encountering compatibility issues in my opinion, simply isn’t worth it.

But to each his own. :smiley:

Actually, the load time can be much shorter with a Class 10 card, in my experience, given the size of transfers.  As long as I knew I could return the card in case there were an issue (always a prerequisite for me), I would try a Class 10 card, if at around the same price as a Class 4.  Fortunately, the price of 32GB microcards really has come down and I am seeing good sales of the cards, whatever the class, routinely nowadays.   

The class 10 cards are much more expensive than class 4 ones, almost double the price. Sandisk players have issues with some class 10 cards. i suggest you use class 4 cards, even though it may take around an hour or so  to completely fill a 16GB class 4 card, and around 2 hours or so to completely fill a 32GB class 4 card. Most people don’t completely fill a card from empty that often.

@jk98 wrote:

The class 10 cards are much more expensive than class 4 ones, almost double the price. Sandisk players have issues with some class 4 cards. i suggest you use class 4 cards, even though it may take around an hour or so  to completely fill a 16GB class 4 card, and around 2 hours or so to completely fill a 32GB class 4 card. Most people don’t completely fill a card from empty that often.

Exactly right. After that initial fill-up, most of the time people only swap out portions of the card, not the entire amount. I wouldn’t spend the extra for a class 10. Class 4 cards even allow playback of 720p videos smoothly, on devices capable of such wondrous things.:wink:

@jk98 wrote:

The class 10 cards are much more expensive than class 4 ones, almost double the price. 

This is a case of the value of shopping around.  I have seen recent sales where Class 10 card prices have been interchangeable with Class 4s.  Frys.com always is a good source, with its massive sales each Friday,

Not comparable quality brands of cards. You might find an off brand class 10 card for almost the same price as a high quality brand class 4 one, but for high quality brands, the class 10 cards seem to run 75%-100% more than the same brand class 4 ones.

Sorry, but not the case:  I’ve seen mainstay Class 10 manf. cards on sale as well.  The prices really have come down, and a place like Fry’s as well as 1saleaday.com and meritline.com are good sources.  

And:

Available as of July 20 at Frys Electronics / frys.com, a 32 microSD _ Samsung Class 10 _ card, for $27.99 (regularly $39.99), with low $1.99 ship.

:slight_smile:

http://www.frys.com/ads/page7

http://www.frys.com/product/6786695?site=sa:adpages%20page:Fri_p7%20date:072012

@miikerman wrote:

And:

 

Available as of July 20 at Frys Electronics / frys.com, a 32 microSD _ Samsung Class 10 _ card, for $27.99 (regularly $39.99), with low $1.99 ship.

 

:slight_smile:

 

http://www.frys.com/ads/page7

http://www.frys.com/product/6786695?site=sa:adpages%20page:Fri_p7%20date:072012

So that works out to roughly $30.

There are multiple sellers on Amazon that offer a 32GB Class 4 SanDisk card bundled with a microsdhc card reader for $20 or slightly under…http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004JISIE4/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

For me, paying 50% more, not sure it’s worth it.

At this point though, I have 32GB Class 4 Sandisk cards in my phone and my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0, and a Sandisk 16GB Class 2 in my RB Clip Zip, so I don’t need any more cards. It does kinda suck that when I bought my 32GB cards that they still cost $30-$40 at the time…lol.

@miikerman wrote:

 

And:

 

Available as of July 20 at Frys Electronics / frys.com, a 32 microSD _ Samsung Class 10 _ card, for $27.99 (regularly $39.99), with low $1.99 ship.

 

:slight_smile:

 

http://www.frys.com/ads/page7

http://www.frys.com/product/6786695?site=sa:adpages%20page:Fri_p7%20date:072012

And one step better:  the same Samsung 32GB Samsung microSD card at $23.95 with free ship from Meritline.com, for the first 300 orders using coupon code MLC720EN.

http://www.meritline.com/samsung-32gb-microsdhc-class-10-flash-memory-card-mb-msbga—p-84997.aspx?hq_e=el&hq_m=2487803&hq_l=27&hq_v=8783ac21bf

@miikerman wrote:

And:

 

Available as of July 20 at Frys Electronics / frys.com, a 32 microSD _ Samsung Class 10 _ card, for $27.99 (regularly $39.99), with low $1.99 ship.

 

:slight_smile:

 

http://www.frys.com/ads/page7

http://www.frys.com/product/6786695?site=sa:adpages%20page:Fri_p7%20date:072012

And one step better:  the same Samsung 32GB Samsung Class 10 microSD card at $23.95 with free ship from Meritline.com, for the first 300 orders using coupon code MLC720EN.  With full-size SD adapter and jewel case, and a 5-year warranty.

http://www.meritline.com/samsung-32gb-microsdhc-class-10-flash-memory-card-mb-msbga—p-84997.aspx?hq_e=el&hq_m=2487803&hq_l=27&hq_v=8783ac21bf

Just showing how even the Class 10 cards have come down in price, and sometimes can be found for just above low Class 4 prices.   :slight_smile:

Given the problems some people have had with Class 10 cards, I don’t think I’d buy one even if they were offered at the same price as the Class 4’s. The Class 10’s are designed for camera/video use, not mp3 players. I never fill up a 32GB card at one sitting, so any transfer time savings would be negligible.

One can probably find high quality 32GB class 4 micro SDHC cards for $20 or less with free shipping.

Yep, Marvin pointed to $20 Class 4 deals (above).  And I pointed to a $24 Class 10 deal, in case someone wanted to pop $4 more to jump up to Class 10 speeds.  Seems likes a worthy expenditure, to me–but it all depends on one’s own use.

(Again, though, this won’t affect transfer speeds with the card in the Clips–only when using the card directly in one’s computer or via an external card reader.)  

Of course, all of these prices will be even lower next week, and the week after that . . . .  ;)

As Tapeworm said, using a class 10 card in a Sandisk player isn’t worth the risk, as so many have had issues by doing that. If I knew it wouldn’t be an issue, then i might spend a bit extra for class 10. I hope Sandisk’s next players will be okay with class 10 cards, and that the readers in them will give class 10 speeds.