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Kingston 8GB Micro SD HC - Class 4

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8GB
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  • Compliant - with the SD specification version 2.00
  • Compatible - with microSDHC host device
  • File format - FAT 32
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Product Information

Size Name: 8GB | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Technical Details
BrandKingston
Item Weight27 g
Product Dimensions2.3 x 0.3 x 3 cm
Item model numberSDC4/8GB
Series8GB TF microSD with Adaptor Retail Packaging
RAM Size8 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB001CQT0X4
Best Sellers Rank 85 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
Date First Available1 Jun 2007
  
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Product Description

Size Name: 8GB | Customer Package Type: Standard Packaging

Product Description

microSDHC cards offer higher storage for more music, more videos, more pictures, more games - more of everything you need in today's mobile world. The microSDHC card allows you to maximise today's revolutionary mobile devices. Kingston's microSDHC cards use the speed "class" rating of class 4 that guarantee a minimum data transfer rate of 4MB/sec. for optimum performance with devices that use microSDHC.

Kingston microSD Card Comparison Chart

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Capacities 4GB - 32GB 4GB - 32GB 4GB - 32GB 64GB 64GB
Speed Class 4 (4 - 32GB)
10 (4 - 32GB)
4 (4 - 32GB)
U1 / Class 10 (4-32GB)
4 (4 - 32GB)
10 (4 - 32GB)
U1 / Class 10 U1 / Class 10
Adapter Included No Yes Adapter + USB card reader No Yes
Voltage 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V

Box Contains

1 x 8GB micro SDHC card, micros SDHC to SD adapter

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346 of 364 people found the following review helpful By GizmoGeek on 4 April 2010
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingSize Name: 8GB Verified Purchase
Before getting to the actual memory card, I'd first like to mention two things I like:

1. It comes with the MicroSD adapter - something I find very useful.
MicroSD is almost *the* standard for mobile phones (with even stubborn manufacturers like Sony Ericsson slowly ditching their proprietary formats in favor of this) but the problem is, a lot of larger products (like cameras and laptops for instance) take only the standard SD card.
Here, it is advantageous to have the adapter because all you have to do is plug the card in your adapter and you're ready to transfer your pix/files from your phone to your laptop and vice versa.

2. The packaging won't injure you.
Quite frankly, I'm sick and tired of those horrible plastic-clamshell packaging which takes a knife and two steady hands to cut open; fortunately, this card ships in a neat cardboard cover which surrounds a re-sealable plastic 'case' that can also double as a storage case in case you need it (although wasn't probably intended for that purpose).

Getting to the actual card, I found the card reasonably fast with okay read and write speeds; this is most likely attributed to the "Class 4" speeds it carries, but to be honest I'm not too sure what that means for the average joe (who's probably only going to use this on their phone or whatever)

The only (small) complaint I have is that its a tad bit difficult to pull the memory card out of the adapter, but then that's hardly a complaint considering the performance and the price, so I gladly give this five stars.
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240 of 262 people found the following review helpful By Charles TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jan 2013
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingSize Name: 32GB Verified Purchase
There are far too many fakes about and its essential you test your card on receipt, some fakes will pass some of the test programmes, so test with ChkFlsh, Crystal Disk Mark & especially H2testW. H2testW tests the full capacity of the card, so will catch any using aliasing to fake larger than real capacity. A card with full capacity but high error rate/slow write speed indicates a 'ghost run' fake.

I`ve added images to the product gallery to assist in visually identifying genuine & fake cards.

Good results:
A 32GB card should have a formatted capacity of around 30GB, format in FAT/FAT32 only (NTFS shortens life of flash media & wont improve performance)
A class 4 card must have a write speed of 4MB/s minimum (large files) the first result in Crystal Disk Mark should indicate that.
Read speeds should be over 12MB/s.
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129 of 141 people found the following review helpful By N. Ryall on 26 Oct 2009
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingSize Name: 8GB
I bought three SanDisk equivalents and then bought three of these. Don't bother with SanDisk, these are twice the speed for the same money.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Totnes Nigel on 17 Aug 2013
Product Packaging: Frustration-Free PackagingSize Name: 32GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Mostly my usage of SD type cards is in various cameras so that is how I've tested/tried out this one. The micro sd card style has some benefits in allowing varied usage. The adapter card means that they can be used as full SD cards as well as it phones and the like as micro cards. Given the vagaries of files systems the space actually available is 29.3Gb.

The capacity of this card is fine however perhaps unsurprisingly given the price and the class of card (Class 4) speed is not that good. I have SD cards in both my cameras and they are Class 10 cards (Sandisk Ultra & Transcend). Using my Panasonic Gx1 for a test my Sandisk Ultra could take 10 shots continuously (shooting jpeg and RAW) before stopping to write to the card momentarily. This card managed just four shots before stopping and was unable to shoot continuously after that. Equally this card required 30 seconds after switching off to complete writing to the card.

I've had Kingston cards in the past and they have been ok - this looks like ok value for money for the capacity/price but not if speed is important to you. I guess it is possible that speed is less an issue on phones/tablets but when used hard this card will be a bottleneck in terms of performance. If I wasn't a photographer I might give it four stars possibly but I'm not sure about that - for 2/3 quid more you can get a decent Class 10 micro SD card. If I use it enough for reliability to be an issue I'll update this review.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Billy on 21 Feb 2011
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingSize Name: 16GB Verified Purchase
Ive just purchased this card due to all the hype its been given and some of the reviews indicating that you can transfer 10.8gb of data to it in 27m 59s and another guy that mentioned a read speed of 15 MB/s and write speed of 5-6 MB/s.

In reality the speeds are garbage. It took me almost 2 hours to transfer just short of 16gb of mixed size data, ranging from a few kb to a few hundred MB using a high speed memory card reader plugged into a USB 2.0 compatible port...it took the same time as having the card plugged into the phone, acting as a glorified card reader. The card was formatted with a cluster size of 32k and actual formatted size was 14.8gb

With all the benchmarking tools ive used it also gets awful marks when compared to my previous Duracell class 2, 16gb micro sdhc card. The Duracell branded one is an unsung hero. I can get write speeds of 6mb/s and read speeds of 15mb/s with that.

Using the "AnTutu System Review" app it shows a SD Card Write speed of 2.6 to 3.6MB/S and SD Card Read Speed of 8.9 to 9.1 MB/s, with the CPU running at 998mhz. Nothing is reading or writing to the card when im running the tests, its performance is unfortunately garbage. I get even poorer results when im running the CPU slightly underclocked at 844mhz, which isnt exactly slow for a mobile phone ffs. This didnt used to be an issue at all with my Panasonic card. My Panasonic card used to get a result of 13 MB/s read speed and 6 MB/s write speed, not too shabby to say that its only a class 2 card...

Using the "SD Card Speed Test" app (also known as just "Sst") it gets the following results:

Files of 1MB in size - Write Speed - 3MB/s and Reading Speed 8MB/s, measures as a class 2 card.
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