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Old September 14th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me the difference?

Can someone here tell me the difference between these two cards.. besides the price, of course. I will be using this in a Sanyo Xacti. I've already owned the Kingston card, but it was just damaged in the mail. I'm not excited to pay the full $80 again, if I don't have to.

Amazon.com: Kingston 32 GB SDHC Class 4 Flash Memory Card SD4/32GB: Electronics

New 32GB SD SDHC Memory Card Secure Digital Flash 32 GB - eBay (item 220480762324 end time Sep-21-09 07:18:27 PDT)



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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Uh ...The one from Amazon is an SCHC card from a well recognized and respected manufacturer, sold by a well established retailer ...lord knows what the one being hawked by on eBay, from Hong Kong no less, actually is.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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That's pretty much the way I felt, but I've got someone insisting that it isn't a big deal. How different can a little memory chip really be?
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Old September 15th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #4
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How different can a little memory chip really be?
VERY different. The Industry Guys on here that manufacture and sell external solid state media recorders are always testing the performance of various SD cards and MANY of them fail to meet read/write criteria. Buy a brand name and a tested and verified model of the brand name at that for video recording. I use lesser brands for emergency cards for my dSLR but that's for my PERSONAL (non-professional) use.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #5
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The stuff from HK is mostly knock-off crap... 'nuf said. It probably won't work, will lose data, and won't store the amount of data it advertises... if it "works" at all...
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Old September 26th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #6
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Look at the Class saying a lot

SDHC cards are defined by one of more “classes” that allow the user to best understand performance capabilities. The class rating of SDHC cards specifies a minimum sustained write speed.

SDHC Class 2: 2MB/sec
SDHC Class 4: 4MB/sec
SDHC Class 6: 6MB/sec
and upwards

Like the SDHC logo, the speed class can be identified by an icon appearing on the card and the card packaging.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Regardless of official logos and formal specifications for the classes of SDHC cards, what is printed on the outside of a card shipping from Hong Kong, from an unknown supplier, isn't something to put much (if any) faith in - it's a little like buying a "Rolex" from a poorly groomed gent, sporting a well worn trench coat, standing on a street in a shady part of town, with dozens of watches up his sleeve.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #8
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Well put. I actually ended up replacing the damaged Kingston with yet another Kingston. Pricey, but worth it. Thanks for the replies!
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