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  • #63701
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    johnbarry
    @johnbarry

    I was browsing for a 56-128GB SD Card

    I came across these (below) are such capacity capable of holding, are they any good, would I waste money.

    400GB

    1024GB

    Cheers
    John

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  • #63704
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    Dave Rice
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    I would avoid them, the brand is “Genericca”. Probably fake.

    #63706
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    Dave Rice
    @ricedg
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    Meant to have said the Amazon’s choice is always a good bet. In this case for 128GB it’s an Integral Class 10 for £13.95.  There are some San Disk with faster speeds for a couple of quid more, but if it’s for putting in a phone or camera you’ll not notice the difference.

    #63708
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    johnbarry
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    Thanks Dave

    I will avoid them, thanks for the tips I will look it.

    Cheers
    John

    #63710
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    Ed P
    @edps
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    Just one comment – Amazon are pretty good with refunds so you would not waste money if the cards do not work at all or did not hold that capacity. However the biggest danger would be if you loaded the card up with data.images and they corrupted at a later date. I’d go with Dave’s recommendation as data corruption can be a bigger pain than losing £25.

    #63719
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    keith with the teef
    @thinktank
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    I have found that when buying generic but so called good quality at a given size and its a couple of quid cheaper than a true brand that the size is often smaller and just enough to be real annoying.

    #63745
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    The Duke
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    If youre getting them from Amazon, day one load up a high gb file, then check it’s speeds. If it  passes it will work forever, however if it falls short Amazon will swap it

    Or just look at the Amazon reviews, they usually won’t do u wrong

    Rule of thumb of course

    #64060
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    Drezha
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    I’d been recommended to run h2testw on new microSD cards before use to ensure that they are the correct size.

    #64064
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    johnbarry
    @johnbarry
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    Thanks for the added input.

    I did get the one off Daves link, well almost – I doubled it and went for the same but 256GB so far so good. It all went on and I hope it’s still there (as Ed says) when I need it. I have had past experience with larger ones going corrupt, they have been off Amazon but 3rd party and Amazon won’t help. As a rule I stick to Sandisk 8-to 128GB I did want a 512GB but can’t chance it on chepos, sandisk 512 out my price range.

    I am tempted to try this  or the 1024 but will they last.

     

    but

    As suggested

    Cheers
    John

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