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Sandisk 2 GB microSD
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Sandisk 2 GB microSD
Date: 04/08/11, updated on 04/08/11 (104 review reads)
Advantages: It's cheap and reliable
Disadvantages: Capacity isn't huge
At around a quarter of the size of a regular SD card, the Micro SD has quickly become the standard storage media used in modern day mobile phones. MicroSDs come in two varieties - standard and high capacity (referred to as 'MicroSDHC'). The high capacity cards are usually over four gigabytes in size, and require an HC compatible card reader in order to transfer files to your computer. Today I'm looking at the Sandisk's 2gb MicroSD, which falls in the former 'standard' capacity of cards - as such, it's compatible with the majority of phones and general iThings which have a MicroSD slot.
I currently use the card in my mobile for storing photos and the odd video. The 2gb capacity is perfectly acceptable for my needs as I don't use the phone for music - if I did, I would probably opt for a larger size. That said, if required, the Sandisk will hold roughly 500 medium compressed Mp3s, which is a fair bit of music.
Costing only £3.49 from Amazon, I feel that the MicroSD offers very good value for money when you consider the fact that it used to retail at £25 only a couple of years back. For the price you'll receive the card only - there's no adaptor, so unless you have one, you'll have to transfer files to your computer via Bluetooth or a data cable. That said, a MicroSD to SD adaptor can literally be picked up on eBay for a matter of pennies.
In terms of the card's speed, there aren't any figures for the data rate printed on the casing, so there's no obvious way of telling how fast it is - however, it writes five megapixel camera shots quickly to disk, and can sustain HD video without stopping. Reliability-wise, I have found the card to be very trust-worthy in the couple of years that I've owned it - Sandisk claim to have tested these cards in 'under the most extreme conditions', and that's good enough for me. Overall, I would highly recommend this affordable and reliable MicroSD which comes with a five year warranty.
Summary: Good value for money in a small package
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