recommended micro sd card ?
#1
please excuse the noob question but can anyone please recommend a good brand and class of micro sd card to buy to use with the PINE A64+ w/ 2GB SDRAM. I am very excited about receiving mine in March but very much wanting advice on the best micro sd card to buy. Any advice greatfully accepted thanks  Smile
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(01-24-2016, 06:10 PM)mronhb Wrote: please excuse the noob question but can anyone please recommend a good brand and class of micro sd card to buy to use with the PINE A64+ w/ 2GB SDRAM. I am very excited about receiving mine in March but very much wanting advice on the best micro sd card to buy. Any advice greatfully accepted thanks  Smile

I'm no expert, but most modern Class 10 micro sd cards should be fine. I usually get SanDisk Ultra cards and avoid Integral and PNY, though various cards even from the same manufacturer are so different in their read and write speeds, you are better off analysing sd card performance tables rather than choosing based upon a particular brand.

But as a general rule, most modern Class 10 cards should be fine. Class 4 and 6 are probably not to be recommended. Not sure if there is any benefit to getting UHS cards in this instance, there is no doubt someone better placed than me to answer that.
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(01-24-2016, 07:29 PM)SkairkrohBule Wrote:
(01-24-2016, 06:10 PM)mronhb Wrote: please excuse the noob question but can anyone please recommend a good brand and class of micro sd card to buy to use with the PINE A64+ w/ 2GB SDRAM. I am very excited about receiving mine in March but very much wanting advice on the best micro sd card to buy. Any advice greatfully accepted thanks  Smile

I'm no expert, but most modern Class 10 micro sd cards should be fine. I usually get SanDisk Ultra cards and avoid Integral and PNY, though various cards even from the same manufacturer are so different in their read and write speeds, you are better off analysing sd card performance tables rather than choosing based upon a particular brand.

But as a general rule, most modern Class 10 cards should be fine. Class 4 and 6 are probably not to be recommended. Not sure if there is any benefit to getting UHS cards in this instance, there is no doubt someone better placed than me to answer that.

thanks heaps for the help and advice  Smile
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#4
Really, any Class 10 MicroSD card will work. As Skairk said above, there is not much point arguing for particular brands.

The A64 can't take advantage of the extra speed from UHS class cards. They'll work, but it's a waste of money.
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(01-25-2016, 09:14 PM)fire219 Wrote: Really, any Class 10 MicroSD card will work. As Skairk said above, there is not much point arguing for particular brands.

The A64 can't take advantage of the extra speed from UHS class cards. They'll work, but it's a waste of money.

thanks for the advice very much appreciated   Smile
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(01-25-2016, 09:14 PM)fire219 Wrote: Really, any Class 10 MicroSD card will work. As Skairk said above, there is not much point arguing for particular brands.

The A64 can't take advantage of the extra speed from UHS class cards. They'll work, but it's a waste of money.

I was looking at UHS 3 class cards so I could get the best performance, what's the fastest that the A64 supports?
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(01-27-2016, 09:37 AM)Icon5585 Wrote:
(01-25-2016, 09:14 PM)fire219 Wrote: Really, any Class 10 MicroSD card will work. As Skairk said above, there is not much point arguing for particular brands.

The A64 can't take advantage of the extra speed from UHS class cards. They'll work, but it's a waste of money.

I was looking at UHS 3 class cards so I could get the best performance, what's the fastest that the A64 supports?

As I understand it, the Pine supports UHS cards, meaning they will work, but you won't get any performance benefits from using them. Seems like Class 10 is the way to go. If you want to get the best Class 10 card, you should maybe look into the read/write performance of individual cards. Performance even within a specified class can vary a lot.
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#8
Get a class10 card. I generally prefer Samsung, Transcend and Sony above Sandisk.
I find that for 'normal' cards, these brands outperforms Sandisk.

Samsung has the EVO, EVO+ and Pro versions so take note on that too.

For Sandisk, the good performing ones are usually the ones higher up on the scale. These cost way more than the other brands' normal ones so it doesn't justify the cost (at least for me).

Btw, if you are going to run Android and be playing games, I'll suggest a higher capacity card (>=32GB).
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(01-28-2016, 06:04 PM)SkimMilk Wrote: Get a class10 card. I generally prefer Samsung, Transcend and Sony above Sandisk.
I find that for 'normal' cards, these brands outperforms Sandisk.

Samsung has the pro and pro+ versions so take note on that too.

For Sandisk, the good performing ones are usually the ones higher up on the scale. These cost way more than the other brands' normal ones so it doesn't justify the cost (at least for me).

Btw, if you are going to run Android and be playing games, I'll suggest a higher capacity card (>=32GB).

I have tried out both 128GB Samsung and Sandisk microSD card. Still not yet try out Sandisk 200GB one.
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#10
Here's a good deal for a 64GB card. Come with free Corel software. Price drops to $21 in cart.

http://slickdeals.net/f/8475403-64gb-son...e-shipping
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