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Newbie
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Recommended microSDHC

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Hello guys,

 

As you may have read in my other topic, I'm buying an 8GB gray Clip Zip which I'm going to expand with a 32GB microSDHC. However since SanDisk's own microSDHC's are rare to come by in the Netherlands and thus quite expansive, I'm thinking about using a different brand for it. Such as Adata, Kingston & Transcend.

 

Are there any specific specifications for such microSDHC's to work perfectly with the Clip Zip? Such as a recommended speed (x2, x4, x6 & x10) etc. ? I'm asking because x4 is most common here, but I obviously don't want to be stuck with a non-working microSDHC / a non-compatible one.

 

Please let me know your recommendations and/or which brand / speed you use Smiley Wink

 

Thanks guys!

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

Class 4 is the best to use with Sandisk players. Sandisk players have some compatibility issues with some cards faster than class 4.

Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-03-2012

Re: Recommended microSDHC

Good to know! Class 4 is x4 right?

 

I support that brand doesn't matter?

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

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Use a high quality brand. Sandisk isn't the only high quality brand. Sandisk cards used to be very expensive, however now in the US  they are close in price to other high quality brands. If you plan to buy a 32GB card though, I suggest you get one sealed in a retail package(not loose or bulk) from a reliable vendor as there are many fakes and defective cards around. You should check Amazon and other places for reviews of the various cards before buying.

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

And I personally would only buy where there is a return policy, in case needed . . . .

Newbie
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

I always buy such things in retail stores Smiley Happy

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

I hope you know some good retail stores. In the US, some places may still charge up to $50 for a class 4 16B microSDHC card, while better stores have quality brands of retail packaged class 4 32GB microSDHC cards for under $25. Even the Sandisk ones are under $25.

Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-03-2012

Re: Recommended microSDHC

I'll be buying an A-Data 32GB class 4 from a good retail store in a few days.

 

 

SanDisk specifically is only available here from phishy internet stores and I read various issues with Kingston here on the forums and I personally never had issues with A-data's DDR3 memory, so let's give their microSDHC's a try Smiley Wink

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

Since Sandisk makes flash memory cards, it is inappropriate to discuss other specific brands and  models of cards here on the Sandisk forum. Researching the cards on Amazon, and reading the reviews there is the way to avoid lower quality cards. I have Sandisk cards, as well as some cards of other high quality brands.

Newbie
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Re: Recommended microSDHC

I'm sorry to hear that, especially since it's not against SanDisk's policy and it's up to them to sort out their availability in the Netherlands and not ours. Besides that, I'm dissapointed that you aren't willing to help me because you are afraid to offend SanDisk.

 

As good as a company as their are, if they can't deliver then I'll need advice on other brands and if you or others aren't willing to name other brand even though it happens on other places on the forums, then you are actually NOT helping SanDisk because you ma be preventing people from countries with low SanDisk availability like mine to purchase their products because we can't be sure if they work with the microSDHC, especially since that is one of the reasons to buy such a device.