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    SD card choices

    I'm looking at the following, anyone have any strong recommendations or advice?

    Kingston 1GB $63
    PNY PSD1GRF3 1 GB $55
    Sandisk SDSDH-1024-901 1 GB Ultra II $92
    SanDisk SDSDB-1024-A10 1 GB $69
    Kingston Elite Pro Secure Digital Memory Card - 1GB $50

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    I recommend SanDisk Ultra-II or Extreme-III SD cards. I've had one for a long time, and it works great. Plus the handheld benefits quite a bit by using a high speed SD card.
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    I just bought the 2 GB SanDisk Ultra-II to replace my 1 GB SanDisk Ultra-II. It arrived yesterday. Haven't opened the box yet. Wanted bigger card to hold all the TomTom Navigator maps, plus have some room for other stuff ... files, mp3s, etc.

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    Love that Tomtom....

    I bought the adata 1 gb card from newegg and seem to get some errors writing and reading maps or other data. I have to find the offending file using a card reader and delete it or it will lock up the treo. Anyone else have adata sd card trouble?

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    sd cards

    I am using both high speed sandisk and lexar cards. Both are working fine.

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    review and/or move files on card

    On a related topic: I was wondering if there is a way to review files and or move files from one folder to another -- files that reside on the card. Is there an application to do this?

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    the kingston 1gb card is not very fast. it was inexpensive and worked great, and it was not so slow that it caused problems with mp3 or videos. jsut file transfer was not as fast as I would not have like.

    i just replaced it with a 150x 2gb card from Transcend. That is a pretty fast card. no problems and only $125

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    Hi ohvhost,

    Have you checked the actual read/write speed of your 150x card, using any utility?
    (for example, the audacity utility: http://www.audiost.com/vfst.htm)
    I am curious to know if you get anything faster than about 10 MB/sec. Thanks!!
    Bill

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    using the utility you mentioned:

    default test

    write 32bit: 647 bytes/sec
    write 8kb: 304,818 btyes/sec
    read 8kb: 2,621,440 bytes/sec

    custom test

    write 4 files, 100,000 byte size, 4,096 chunk size at 280,547 bytes/sec
    read those files at 2,560,000 bytes/sec
    deleted them at 1,706,666 bytes/sec

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    it in part depends on what you're going to use it for.

    i have a tomtom card that contains all the maps on it. i bought the cheapest (read: "slowest") SD card out there and it works great 'cuz the app just doesn't touch the SD that often - and when it does, it isn't critical.

    if you're using your treo as a music player, or you're loading and saving office files all the time, then a faster card might make a ton more sense.

    fwiw,
    doody.

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    Re: sd cards

    Originally posted by robwheeler
    I am using both high speed sandisk and lexar cards. Both are working fine.

    rob
    I use FileZ with my SanDisk 1gig cards. They're not the fastest, and I've had no problems moving files between folders. It's especially useful for putting those big video files (movies, tv shows, etc) in a folder other than DCIM so they don't get synced back to the desktop.

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    Smile SanDisk 1GB

    Never had a problem with music, movies, documents. I have everything on it. Looking around for a 2GB now so I can cram more junk on it.

    Anyone find a good 2GB for a decent prince. Saw $125 mentioned earlier.

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    I don't get it. I have the cheapest POS Kingston 512GB card. I check on their web site and it is like a 10x speed.
    Anyway, the same app produced better times on the 8K and the *exact* same times on reads.

    Write 32bit: 25 bytes/sec
    Write 8K: 436,906 bytes/sec
    Read 8K: 2,621,440 bytes/sec

    Anyway I was looking at getting a faster card for storing Avantgo data.

    zeus.

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    I'm using a 1GB Kingston Elite Pro and it seems fine. I was even watching movies on slower Sandisk card without any problems.

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    Thumbs up 1GB is sooo 2005 ...

    2GB is the minimum now.

    Hit www.ZipZoomFly.com .. they have a 2GB for $70
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    I'm using the Kingstone 1 GB -- it works well -- no errors
    BUT - I'm sorry I didn't get a 2GB card MP3's, photos etc.
    I recommend you consider a 2GB card.

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