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Great Class 2 card, but make sure you have an SDHC reader.,
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Please note that this is a Class 2 card (Class 6 is the current "top of the line"). Class 2 transfers two mega-thingies per second rather than the six mega-thingies per second for Class 6 cards.
This transfer rate is fine for most devices, but takes 3 times as long to copy files back and forth from your computer.
Please also note that older card readers are not able to handle SDHC (HC stands for "High Capacity"). Some card readers are good for only 1 GB, some go up to 2 GB or 4 GB, but only the latest generations are capable of 8 GB.
Lastly, if you are using Windows XP, you may need to either add Service Pack 3 or add a patch before the high capacity card can be recognized by your system.
I recommend adding the patch rather than SP3. Some things haven't been working quite right since I installed the latest service pack from Microsoft - you may not wish to take that chance...
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Initial post: Feb 7, 2009 3:16:07 AM PST
T. Schwarz says:
My XP does not recognize my San Disk 8 GB SD HC card. Could I ask you which patch for XP you recommend? I read I need to install the SP3 first, but your warning worried me...
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2009 2:18:06 AM PST
Richard Wakefield says:
if your computer/device is SDHC compliant then it will read card. All new computers/devices will read an SDHC. Also the new top class for SDHC is class 10. it writes at 30mbs if your device is capable.
Posted on Oct 14, 2010 9:05:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2010 9:07:01 PM PDT
Corry.....That was some very important info you gave us, especially like me who know much about the technical stuff~your feedback was much welcomed and really helpful. A real sweetie. Thank You :}
Oh by the way, why do I need a reader and where can I get this also?
Posted on Oct 29, 2010 6:18:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2010 6:22:22 AM PDT
aravind alluri says:
Is this purchase includes the card reader(i.e adapter) also and Moreover is it compatible with Motorola MB300 backflip?
Posted on Oct 26, 2011 5:26:14 PM PDT
derek rice says:
i noticed it shows it as a class 4 and the description says class 2? it's hard to trust this
Posted on Jan 10, 2013 7:17:10 AM PST
This is dated 2009 and now 2013 - howabout keeping your info up to date amazon
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:17:39 PM PST
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Posted on Feb 23, 2013 10:16:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 23, 2013 10:25:35 PM PST
I bought the 2GB SD memory from Amazon. I tested two different 2GB chips at the same speed. 7.1GB write and 10.1GB read. If you are rating this memory, it is not Class 2 as stated in your review. Possibly the speed has changed in the four years since your review. Also Panasonic states my camera will not read SDHC chips. It does read these chips.
Posted on Apr 22, 2013 9:13:41 AM PDT
senior cit says:
Is the Sandisk SDSDB-016G-B35 16GB Class 4 SDHC Memory Card suitable for downloading audio books from the public library.
Posted on Apr 23, 2014 2:40:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 23, 2014 2:44:34 PM PDT
Actually, Magoo, the newer Class 10 is considered the 'top o the line'. It will transfer date at a supposedly 10X rate at more expense, also. You are correct that XP users need the SP3 installed, or the patch. I recommend the patch first as it's easier with the patch and makes your 'puter a bit faster for data transfer. I had to uninstall some XP's SP3 to keep the computer accepting some software. Not all updates are good.