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5.0 out of 5 stars Transcend - highly recommended for Canon Ixus, 11 Jan 2009
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This review is from: Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 6 Memory Card (Personal Computers)
I bought this Transcend 16GB SDHC card to use with a Canon 90-IS camera. This capacity allows me to take 3 or 4 hours of video on the camera as well as 5-600 photographs, or alternately, in excess of 10,000 photographs, depending on the `quality' settings I choose on the camera. This card is as fast as they get (Class 6) and very reliable, as all my other Transcend cards have been - some of which are now several years old and still working flawlessly.

As other reviewers have said, it is important to check in your manuals and manufacturers websites to see if your device is compatible with these High Capacity cards as they are a relatively new classification - e.g. one of my `older' cameras (four years old) can only use a standard SD card up to a maximum of 2GB and so a 16GB SDHC card is very obviously not readable by that device.

The seller I chose supplies this card in a blister pack with a card case and an SDHC card reader included for 26. I didn't strictly need the card reader, but at this price it's pretty much free and I've found it very useful for uploading documents and images from this card onto `older' PC's that can't read the High Capacity cards.

All in all, this is a high quality card with a huge capacity, which is reliable, fast and represents genuine value for money from a well-established company - and as all Transcend cards come with a lifetime warranty you can't really go wrong. My opinion would be to buy with confidence.

In reply to questions by other reviewers, a Gigabyte is a discrete amount of memory (i.e. not exactly 1,000 megabytes) and the industry `doubles up' this amount for our convenience and so as not to confuse us i.e. 2, 4, 8, 16, 32GB. An `8GB' card's actual capacity is approx. 7.5GB and a `16GB' card's capacity is approx. 14.9 GB and so on... much like a 1761 c.c. car engine is classed as a `1.8'

I hope all this has been of some use!
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2009 21:22:22 GMT
Jamie Cooper says:
Very good review. It has helped me alot to deside if I get this or not.
Just to add on, everything on the computer uses bytes. If you have a nice picture, the computer only sees it as code. This code is with 1s and 0s (binary code). Black and white images are easy as it would be something like 1 - black and 0 - white. With colour it would be harder and would turn out to be more like 110 - a shade of blue. If you have a large image with alot of colours it will take up more memory.

it goes
1. byte (smallest form)
2. Megabyte
3. GigaByte (Billion)
4. Terabyte (Trillion and larges about we have. You can buy hardrives this size and all server rooms will have terabytes to)
5. petabyte (Quadrillion and not yet been produced for global sale)
6. exabyte (Quintillion)
7. zettabyte (Sextillion)
8. yottabyte (Septillion and the largest)

Sory if my facts are wrong im only learning.

Posted on 21 Dec 2009 07:18:20 GMT
Why don't you buy a couple of SANDISK ULTRA III 4GB OR 8GB SDHC Cards...

5x times faster reading and writing, than conventional class 6 cards.

I used to always use Transcend, however the performance boost in the "SANDISK ULTRA III" is well worth the X-tra few quid.

@ present the SANDISK ULTRA III 4GB is 14.99 with FREE DEL only with Amazon.co.uk - NOT 3rd party sellers, where you may well get a fake.!

Posted on 4 May 2010 12:22:16 BDT
Why have you reviewed a 16GB version of this card when the product clearly states this is a 4GB card?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2010 03:44:09 BDT
M Walker says:
@David Glasgow
Hi,
That card ("SANDISK ULTRA III") is about the same speed as this one, its just san disk quote average read/write speeds, while trancend, and other companies quote the correct - Minimum - transfer speeds (The classes are based on MINIMUM transfer speeds, and not maximum(Burst), or average speeds, as minimum speeds are what will make a difference to continuous shooting/video)
It is also an old retail card, well, the one I could find on amazon search.
Not many people know, but there are Class 10 cards for High Speed video capture. These Class 10 Devices have Minimum write speeds of 10MB/sec (66x ~ 80Mb/s).
Class 10 uses a different testing methodology than Class 2, 4, and 6.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2010 14:38:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Sep 2010 22:27:51 BDT
Shark says:
Mr. P. Cooper says:
"Why have you reviewed a 16GB version of this card when the product clearly states this is a 4GB card?"

I purchased the 16GB version, reviewed the 16GB version and posted my review against the 16GB version. Simple as that. Where my review ends up being listed, is entirely up to Amazon and beyond my control.

Posted on 18 Oct 2010 09:25:26 BDT
Blackmale says:
Excellent review and consise throughout. I note the anoraks have been biting on "bytes" but the fact remains you have nailed the topic succinctly. I would regard myself as very well informed and as a result of reading the review I am a "little more" educated now. Thank you and keep up the good work.
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