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AmazonBasics SDHC Class 4 16GB Secure Digital Card


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16 GB
  • SDHC (SD High-Capacity) is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0)
  • Supports Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM)
  • Security level complies with Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI)
  • Mechanical write-protection switch. Compliant with RoHS requirements
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Mechanical write-protection switch. Compliant with RoHS requirement.
  • Security level complies with Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI).
  • Supports Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM).

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Technical Details

Size: 16 GB
  • Brand Name: AmazonBasics
  • Model: B004Q3R9BA
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 16 GB

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 1.2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004Q3R9BA
  • Item model number: B004Q3R9BA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 1, 2011

Product Description

Size: 16 GB

Product Description

SDHC Class4 compliant. SDHC (SD High-Capacity) is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0). Supports Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM). Security level complies with Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). Mechanical write-protection switch. Compliant with RoHS requirement.

From the Manufacturer

Listen to all the music you can imagine and enjoy playing back the action and memories you capture on our SD cards.

Capture the fun on your memory card
Capture your most important memories

Use your card for all your SD compatible devices
16 GB Class 4 memory card
16 GB Class 4 memory card
holds music, pictures, and videos.

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AmazonBasics 16 GB Class 4 SDHC Memory Card

  • Compatible with all devices that support SDHC memory cards and with all SD card readers

  • Built-in write-protect lock and ECC help prevent data loss

  • 16 GB storage capacity can hold thousands of photos, music, or videos

  • Class 4 speed provides 4MB/sec minimum transfer write speed

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

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Storage and speed

Our 16 GB memory card holds an enormous number of photos (over 6000 5MP photos) and hours of videos.

Class 4 writes your data to the card quickly at 4MB per second minimum.

See the chart below for more details on speed and capacity.

Compatibility

Our memory cards are compatible with all devices that accept SD memory cards. So, you can use the same memory card for your cell phone, notebook, e-reader, and camera if they use the same type of card. To see what type your device supports, check your owner’s manual.

Our memory cards support Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) so it's guaranteed to be compatible with all types of SD card readers.

Flip the switch on data loss

Our memory card features a built-in write/protect switch. Flip the switch to protect data; unlock to add more content to your memory card.

Built-in Error Correcting Code (ECC) detects and corrects transfer errors, ensuring the safety of your data when you’re writing to and transferring from your SD card.

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.

Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

What’s in the Box: 16 GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card

 
Options and info

We offer memory options in a variety of speed classes and sizes for all your storage needs including SD, microSD, and USB.

AmazonBasics removable storage options

Also available: AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Flash Drives, in 4 GB | 8 GB | 16 GB | 32 GB

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For contact information regarding FCC requirements, visit the AmazonBasics store.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I would recommend this product to anyone who needs an affordable SD card.
A.G
The card itself works great and is the best buy you will find unless there is a sale at Target or something.
Mr.Happy
The speed was acceptable, but note that it is a Class 4 card and so not as fast as a Class 10 card.
W. A. Carpenter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

225 of 243 people found the following review helpful By IlPrimitivo VINE VOICE on April 29, 2011
Size Name: 16 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I didn't want to review this card by anecdote alone so I used some testing software and compared this amazon 16GB Class 4 card to others I had handy and here are the results:

Amazon.com SDHC 16GB Class 4
AmazonBasics 16GB Class 4 SD Flash Memory Card
Warning: Only 500 of 15140 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 6.44 MByte/s
Reading speed: 12.5 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

HP Branded SDHC 16GB Class 4
HP 16 GB Class 4 SDHC Flash Memory Card Q6305A-EF
Warning: Only 500 of 15185 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 13.1 MByte/s
Reading speed: 17.5 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

RiData SDHC 4GB Class 2
(No longer available in Class 2 category)
Warning: Only 500 of 3805 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 4.00 MByte/s
Reading speed: 11.7 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

As you can see, the Amazon card is about 50% slower as the HP card in write speed and 30% slower in reading yet the cost of the Amazon card is 25% higher. Even compared to the old RiData SDHC 4GB Class 2 card the Amazon card is only 30% faster in writing and marginally faster in reading speed. Why is that?

The Amazon card may be adequate for it's class and full retail price point but when compared to the competition there are better choices to be made.

Amazon will need to demand a higher quality product from its suppliers if it wants to compete in the market with its own branded product.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tom Tracy VINE VOICE on July 27, 2011
Size Name: 16 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I really like this SD card. Although it is rated Class 4 (i.e., sustained write speeds of 4 MB/s), my testing revealed it to perform more like a Class 6 card (sustained write speeds of 6 MB/s). Check out my results using H2testw v1.4 (I also tested a Transcend 16 GB Class 10 SD card I own as a benchmark & for comparison. I ran two tests on each card):

TEST 1

Amazon Basics 16 GB Class 4

Warning: Only 15139 of 15140 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 5.60 MByte/s
Reading speed: 8.58 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Transcend 16 GB Class 10

Warning: Only 15378 of 15379 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 9.21 MByte/s
Reading speed: 11.9 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

TEST 2

Amazon Basics 16 GB Class 4

Warning: Only 15139 of 15140 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 5.49 MByte/s
Reading speed: 8.32 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

Transcend 16 GB Class 10

Warning: Only 15378 of 15379 MByte tested.
Test finished without errors.
Writing speed: 9.20 MByte/s
Reading speed: 11.9 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

I like it when something performs *better* than it's rated specs! ;o) I would recommend this card without hesitation to family & friends...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By OlyNomad VINE VOICE on May 11, 2011
Size Name: 32 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have used this in both my camcorder (JVC GZ-HM200BU)and my digital camera and it has worked well in both. The speed is beyond adequate for my needs (hobby photography) and the pictures and videos turned out really clear while using it. If you are a professional and using this for beyond "basic" needs, might make sense to compare speeds and classes on the card, but for every day basic photography needs, this card works great and is a pretty good value. It was quick and easy to transfer the pictures to my computer (HP, Windows 7).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By hbJWA on May 30, 2011
Size Name: 8 GB Verified Purchase
The card certainly has capacity to spare, even shooting RAW files. However, like many of you I enjoy taking photographs at sporting events and that is where the difference between a class 4 card and a class 6 card (which I have several of) shows up.

The slower writing speed on the class 4 card, and slower transfer speed when off-loading the images to my computer, is disappointing ~ enough so that I will sacrifice capacity for enhanced speed when making future purchases.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dean Robinson VINE VOICE on June 16, 2011
Size Name: 32 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The AmazonBasics 32GB Class 4 SD Flash Memory Card is everything it should be: a tiny card with a massive amount of storage. Very affordable when compared to "name brand" SD cards. Highly recommend.
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Size Name: 32 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I love to take photographs and have been shooting for over 40 years. Memory cards may seem expensive but when you think about what we used to spend on film, processing and printing they seem pretty reasonable.

My more serious digital SLRs use Compact Flash cards but my point n' shoot and my video cameras use SD cards. I was a little unsure as to how this card would work (I received the 32GB Class 4 model) for me, especially since my video camera is capable of shooting in full 1080i HD mode and call for a Class 6 or better card. I have using this for a week and found that, although it is a little slower when loading, it works just fine when I am shooting or recording at my camera's highest resolution.

I just shot a couple of videos of Hulk Hogan (he was in town for a commercial and although I am not a wrestling fan I thought that it would be a good chance to try my new memory card out) in HD and they turned out great. I only noticed a small lag time when switching modes on my Samsung HZ15W camera. I posted them on YouTube and they looked really good for that kind of casual video.

As for the packaging; I can't say enough about Amazon's Frustration-Free Packaging! I hate it when I buy a memory card and spend 10 minutes or so trying to get the silly thing open. Those large plastic sarcophagi that they use to protect the cards from theft usually require a knife or a pair of scissors in order to free your newly purchased item. I guess that I can understand them doing that for at a retail shop, but when you order it on-line it's just not necessary.
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