Correct me if I'm wrong, but I have only seen one legitimate manufacturer offer a 32GB micro SD card. The only card offered is manufactured by SanDisk. It is here: link removed
Any other supposed 32GB cards have all turned out to be fakes made in China that are not actually 32GB.
If someone finds another manufacturer, let us know.
Oh, and BTW, SanDisk just introduced the card last week or so. Personally, I would wait a bit before buying just introduced memory. It always goes down in price in about six months or so. But if you have $90 + to spend, go for it.
There is an interesting article about the card here: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/32gb-microsd-card/
It notes that the you might want to be careful with it because as it’s worth about 11 times its weight in gold. (Or at least 5 times the value at street prices.)
Message was edited by: dbkerr - Because Amazon link was wrong item. (There actually is no 32GB cards available outside of SanDisk direct.)
you link was for a sdhc card... one that you would use in a camcorder. what you need for your phone is a microsdhc card. you can buy it right from sandisk here:
$200 for that little thing is pretty steep for me thou
Oops. I wasn't paying attention when I searched. That also means that the 32GB card simply isn't available at retail yet. (Unless you get it from SanDisk directly.) I took the bad link out.
So I guess the actual price is still 11 times the price of gold by weight! Also, in noting that the price from SanDisk is $200.00, the 16GB card has a street price of around $30. Here: http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDHC-Memory-SDSDQ-016G-Packaging/dp/B001L1H0SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274742980&sr=1-1
That means that you could buy at least six 16GB cards for one 32B card. That makes the 32GB card at SanDisk an obscene price to many people.
So it's sounding like a big NO for the Class 6 32gb, so I think I will go for the 16gb. Does anyone know where the cheapest ones are, or what price should be considered "a good deal"? I want to avoid paying retail at a store, but I don't want to get ripped off with a piece of cr@p either.
I called Sandisk and they told me they were only going to produce class 2 32gb microSD cards, at this time. The person I spoke to stated that they would evaluate the market demand in the future to see about offering the 32gb microSD card in a faster class. But, no, they are NOT making a faster one at this time. He also stated to watch the Sandisk website for updates.
BTW, Samsung is ALSO working on the 32gb microSD card. They announced it back in January. Once it is available then the Sandisk ones may drop enough in price for me to pick one up.
The reason for a class 6 card on the Evo is HD Video recording. Video is choppy on my stock class 2 8gb microsd card that came with the device, because it cant handle the bitrate the hd video is writing to it. bought a 16 gb class 6 off of new egg (transcend) for 62 bucks and it is smooth as silk now.
I asked this question myself with HTC and got a very quick response. My main concern was whether the phone would work with a higher class so I asked which classes of card it supports (2/4/6/10). I have pasted their reply below.
In my opinion, class 6/10 are only really required if you're shooting high speed SLR or high definition video at 60+ frames per second. Since the bit rate of the cameras on the Evo is so low, a class 4 would probably be fine. The only other time you'll notice a difference is if you're loading the thing up to capacity with music or whatever. The playback experience on the device will be the same with a class2 vs class 10, the difference would be how long you'd be twiddling your fingers waiting while you load the card. For my money, class 4 is a decent compromise for this application, so their recommendation sounds reasonable to me.
Edit: I just read the last post and I suppose I stand corrected. Perhaps the bit rate is high enough to make a difference. I'm curious to hear more from folks that have successfully used a class 6/10 including the make & model of card you used, how long you've been using it, and crashes/instability, etc..
<<< Email from HTC representative follows >>>
Dear [name removed],
I understand you want to know which speed is the best for your device as far as SD card is concerned. We have tested the devices on a class 4 speed. I could not recommend anything higher than that. The phone may be capable of running a higher-class speed, but we have only tested it on a class 4.
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