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Kingston 8 GB Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card SD6/8GB

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8GB SDHC Class 6
  • Not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers
  • Compatible with with SDHC host devices
  • Compliant - with the SD Card Association card 2.00 specification
  • Secure - built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
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Product Details

Style: 8GB SDHC Class 6
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 5.5 inches ; 0.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000OF6V7M
  • Item model number: SD6/8GB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Style: 8GB SDHC Class 6

Product Description

Kingston Technology¿s Secure Digital High Capacity cards redefine performance and capacity, with 4-GB capacity, Class 2, 4 and 6 speed rating and support for FAT 32 file formats. They are designed to meet the storage demands of high-quality digital still and video cameras and are backed by a lifetime warranty.


Kingston Technology's Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory card is designed to meet the storage demands of high-quality digital still and video cameras and other high-resolution image recording devices.

With an 8 GB capacity, the SDHC card offers larger-volume data storage and optimized recording performance with support for FAT 32 file formats. With a Class 6 rating, the card delivers a minimum data transfer rate of 6 MB per second for optimum performance with SDHC devices.

For added reliability and durability, this solid-state SDHC memory card is built of nonvolatile memory components and has no moving parts that could wear out or break. Although identical in size to today's standard SD card, the new SDHC cards are designed differently and are only recognized by SDHC host devices. To ensure compatibility, look for the SDHC logo on cards and host devices such as cameras and camcorders. Fully compliant with the new Secure Digital Association 2.00 specification, this memory card is backed with a lifetime limited warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The fast write speeds are a must in a digital camera.
This card works great in both of my Canon cameras (XSi and A590).
Keeps up fine with the video mode in highest settings.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Style Name: 8GB SDHC Class 6 Verified Purchase
I came here to post my review for the Kingston 8GB Class 6 SDHC Card. Then I realized that several products and reviews had been collected on this page. The Kingston 16 GB SDHC Class 4 Memory Card is also now being sold here. I actually own and use almost all the products listed here except for the 4 GB SDHC card from Kingston. I do have other 4 GB SDHC cards, just not that one. I will try to list as much info as possible to help all those shopping for one of these Kingston memory cards.

The 2 GB, 2 GB Elite Pro, and 2 GB Ultimate Cards

The 2 GB regular SD card from Kingston is pretty comparable to the Sandisk card, which I also own. It's a steady performer at a good price, still only around $10. Just for the sake of clarity, the technical details speed rating of 5 MB/sec read speed and 1.5 MB/sec write speed applies to the basic card. The Elite card is 50x, giving you up to 10 MBs read and 5 MBs write and the Ultimate card basically doubles those numbers.

The only criticism I can list about the basic 2 GB card is that in my Nikon camera I definitely notice the lag after taking pictures. That was the original reason why I stepped up to the Elite Pro and Ultimate Cards. With the Elite Pro I experienced only a mild improvement in the performance, but the Ultimate really gave me a noticeable improvement.

Is it worth it to buy a faster 2 GB card for twice or three times the price? I would actually say "NO" and here's the reason why. 2 GB used to be a lot of storage, but now 8 GB is the benchmark. 16 GB SDHC cards are soon to become common too.
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97 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Nameless Faceless User on December 10, 2008
Style Name: 4GB SDHC Class 6 Verified Purchase
Kingston has quickly become my least favorite brand of flash memory. Back when digital cameras were new, Kingston was a name I could trust for compatibility and customer service. I have used nothing else in my digital SLR, point 'n shoot, and digital video camera. Early in 2008 I purchased five Kingston sdhc cards. I ran an exhaustive memory test which of course passed. They worked fine in my Pentax K20 digital camera. Later in 2008 I purchased another five Kingston sdhc cards of the identical type. My memory test ran fine. But, when I used them in my camera I was only able to shoot about 5 to 10 photos before the camera reported memory read and write errors on all 5 cards. Switching back to the older batch of memory worked fine.

I emailed Kingston for advice. They chose not to respond. So, I opened an RMA to return the five bad cards. I received a prompt automated email response and I sent the last 5 sdhc cards back. They sent me another five sdhc cards from the SAME LOT. Surprise, they did not work either. This time, I faxed them a letter to advise them of a bad lot of memory, gave them the lot number, and asked if they could help me with my problem. Again, Kingston failed to respond.

I would rather throw these bad memory cards into the trash and loose money rather than let Kingston sell them to another unsuspecting consumer. Something happened at Kingston between Spring of 2008 and Fall of 2008. My guess is they switched their manufacturing process for the worse. Their customer service used to respond to emails but no longer. A lifetime warranty does no good if they only swap your bad memory with more bad memory.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dale on September 15, 2009
Style Name: 4GB SDHC Class 6 Verified Purchase
Summary: Kingston Class 6 (6MB/s) card being sold at barely Class 4 (4MB/s) performance, yet it still can't keep up with the real-world performance that an older Panasonic Class 4 SDHC can deliver. I rarely ever leave reviews, but when a major brand misrepresents..

Bottom Line: I am requesting a refund, thank you Amazon! I will also never pay a premium for Kingston memory for my cameras, workstations, or servers, nor would I recommend it to my friends or even strangers! The performance is probably not noticeable in non-streaming applications and smaller digital cameras, so mileage may vary.

Real World: I bought this card for a new handheld Aiptek 1080P GVS video camera and all was perfect at 720P 60fps, then I switched it to 1080P and kept getting an error with the camera stating "slow memory card" within 1-2 seconds of recording.

The camera requirements is only for Class 4, but is compatible with Class 6, I purchased the Class 6 for the extra performance and as a good solid baseline performance against a future generic brand 32GB card purchase.

So I went and found the biggest SDHC card I could find from an old camera, a Panasonic 2GB Class 4, and the camera worked perfectly, swapped back and forth, did a format on the Kingston, same results every time.

So I downloaded H2testw which is primarily a capacity test, but also reports sustained read/write performance. I tested both cards on a Windows system in the camera using the USB cable with the only variable being the SDHC card itself.

To summarize the Kingston website - SDHC cards can be rated different ways by different manufacturers, but a class 4 is supposed to be at least 4MB/s, and a class 6 is at least 6 MB/s.
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