Product Type: Sandisk in Flash Memory
Newest Review: ... tiny lock button on the side. From that point onwards though things have been very smooth, i normally get a write speed of around 5MBps ac... more
A small and simple device with good reliability
Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Member Name: Seven17
Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Advantages: Reliable, well built
Disadvantages: Stupid packaging
I have entrusted this SD card with family photo's, documents for work, music, precious content which i need to keep safe. I wanted to transfer the content between my work computer and home macbook so i needed one of these to do the job. All i can say is, it's done the job well.
First impressions were a bit unsettling, with the packaging being almost impregnable and i got a bit worried about it working correctly for the first ten minutes until i realised the tiny lock button on the side. From that point onwards though things have been very smooth, i normally get a write speed of around 5MBps according to OSX Mountain Lion and a read speed of between 5 and 7 MBps depending on file size and whether or not my Macbook is having a bad day or not.
The card is very durable, it doesn't snap easily and can be rammed hard into SD slots all day long without breaking or bits chipping off it. Good news for the sticker too; that hasn't come off or jammed any of the SD slots it's been in so no problems to report there either. Given that these are quite expensive you would expect this sort of quality from them, and i'm glad it lives up to those expectations.
The memory card is easy to setup one you get the packet open, just check for the lock button at the side and ensure this is rammed all the way to the top. if it is slightly away from the top by about 3mm it can sometimes still stay locked. There is no quartz style lock on this so you have to check with your fingers if it is in the correct position.
Files have never corrupted on this device and reliability is good. I haven't lost data or found any files that moved themselves, and accessing encrypted files is just as easy as the unencrypted ones.
I have on many occasions left the SD card in the slot overnight, and even for 24 hours straight. It still works, and by the time i take it out, it's still reading at the same speed and there are no issues where file transfer is concerned.
Overall a fantastic little device with i have entrusted to keep precious content on. It is reliable and well built, a highly recommended SD card.
Summary: Highly recommended, but get some scissors for the plastic packaging
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