This is the perfect solution to expand the data capacity in my mobile devices!
I was in need of an expansion to my data storage for my mobile devices as they very quickly ran out of internal memory when i needed it the most.
I had no idea what types of memory cards my mobile phone can support so i did a bit of research and found that it is micro sd cards.
I logged into eBay and ran research and came up with the Sandisk brand. I knew this brand was one of the best so i placed the bid! I was one of the mose amazing auctions ever i received the product for $17 AUD (around 10 pounds in UK i think) which was a bargain for me as they retail for $38 AUD.
As i anxiously waited i received the card and and a bonus sd card adapter (so it can be used in regular MMC compatible devices) placed it into my mobile and detected fine.
I can now record 3 hours of non stop video at the highest quality!
Overall i am very happy the transfer speed when copying data to it is very fast and responsive. I will buy from this brand again what ever the product is as they are reliable and very affordable.
Last but not least I URGE you to buy the card with the card adapter so you can use it on regular MMC compatible devices. The brand was transcend and its well worth the addition.
I originally bought the SanDisk 8GB micro SDHC card for my Samsung SGH-G600 phone, not having read in the user manual that the maximum capacity card it could accommodate is 2GB. Don't get me wrong, it did work in the phone but it showed a capacity of 1GB and would not allow any ineteraction with the Samsung PC Studio software.
Being somewhat disgruntled that I had wasted my money, the card lay in a drawer unused for about six months until one day, whilst rummaging through my various electronic bits-and-bobs, I found the I had a micro SD adapter. At this point a bulb appeared above my head and I wondered if the micro SDHC card (in the adapter) might work in my Fuji FunePix S1000 camera. Eureka, it did!
Until this point I had been restricted to taking around a hundred photos in any outing with a 512MB XD card (I like to take them at the highest resolution and quality available). Now I was liberated; I could take 1600 pictures without having to rush home and upload them. What had started out as an accidental purchase had now become the best thing since sliced-bread.
Of course, as long as a memory card stores data reliably - and does it without any problems or notable time-lag, there isn't much to criticise about it. The only problem I have encountered is that the SD slot in my PC doesn't recognise SDHC so I have to upload pictures via the camera's USB lead. I believe this is the case with a lot of computers so it is worth checking before you buy.
Having purchased one of these 8GB micro SD cards for my recent mobile phone, the LG Cookie, I can say that i have so far been impressed and that the micro SD card fits its purpose.
It is there to be able to store extra memory and it does this brilliantly because it enables you to store themes, music, pictures, video, games, etc. This meaning that you are able to expand your mobile phone to something extra than it already is. I now have around 20 games on my mobile phone and there is still a lot of memory left over. I also have around one thousand songs so this micro SD card allows you to expand your mobile phone to an mp3 player such as an Ipod.
The performance of the memory card itself is brilliant as I have never experienced any difficulties with it and all files run off the memory card at a quick pace.
Overall this a great little memory card that fits its purpose and can be used for lots of extra content on your mobile phone; especially good if you want to expand a device to be used as a music player.
AS electronic devices get smaller and smaller, so do the memory cards which are designed to fit in them. Nowadays, instead of accepting SD cards, mobile phones and other portable products often utilise 'Micro SD's' - which are exactly one-quarter of the size of their big brothers. To make it clear, these little cards are roughly the size of the fingernail on your little finger, and are incredibly easy to lose.
To confuse you even more, there is now a new format of micro SD. Known as 'SDHC' (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards, they look the same as their predecessors, yet they are available in capacities reaching up to an incredible 16GB.
This leads me nicely onto the SanDisk Micro SDHC 8GB, which is what I am reviewing today.
Costing £13.62 from Amazon, the product has a fairly quick read and write speed. That said, it doesn't compare to some of the lightning fast standard SD's which I have owned.
The problem with this, and all the newer micro SDHC cards, is that due to their newness they won't work in all devices which have a micro SD slot. You will also have trouble getting them to work in a normal memory card reader. This isn't a criticism of this individual product, but of the micro SDHC card format as a whole.
SanDisk have created an excellent product which is efficient and reliable, and more than anything else, great value for money. I recommend this card if you have a compatible product, however, if you expect it to work in any device you'll be left disappointed.