I recently compared the 64GB SanDisk Ultra Plus A1 micro SD to the 32GB Ultra (not Plus) A1 card, and the 32GB beat the 64GB is every test but sequential write. Surprised me as well, as I expected the 64GB to win, especially since it was an Ultra Plus, which I assumed would be a faster model (it's more expensive anyway). Now the 32GB didn't win by much, and in real world use I doubt you could tell the difference, but I ran the Crystal DiskMark test a few times and the results were consistent (the 32GB was a tiny bit faster in every test but sequential write).jahboater wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 6:43 pmThe last couple of cards I bought have been
https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microS ... ce+sd+card
The 64GB cards are fractionally faster than the smaller ones.
Hmm... $28 AUD is around $21.03 US, and the 32GB SanDisk Ultra A1 cards from Amazon USA are $12.99 US ($17.30 AUD). Then again, you can get the same SanDisk Ultra A1 card from Amazon Australia for $17.78 AUD, which is only $13.36 US, so that's not bad.
Yes, online will usually be cheaper (no transport to store fee, no workers fee, no second warehouse space fee, and various other fees associated with physical stores to recouperate.) Plus I suspect Amazon Australia is partially exempt to our imported electronics tax laws.HawaiianPi wrote: ↑Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 amHmm... $28 AUD is around $21.03 US, and the 32GB SanDisk Ultra A1 cards from Amazon USA are $12.99 US ($17.30 AUD). Then again, you can get the same SanDisk Ultra A1 card from Amazon Australia for $17.78 AUD, which is only $13.36 US, so that's not bad.
Of course hard drives are still the $/GB king. Heck, at sizes larger than 128GB a micro SD card is more expensive than an SSD.
I recently purchased a couple of those from the nearby MicroCenter for $14.99. When the difference is just a couple bucks, local beats online every time. It's a lot easier to keep a dealer "reputable" when you can walk into the store a raise a big stink if something goes wrong.
hippy wrote: ↑Fri May 18, 2018 1:30 pmWilko/Wilkinson's on the UK high street used to have some excellent prices on "Integral" SD Cards which have proven very reliable for me. But they appear to have dropped those and the greatly reduced range they now stock are twice as expensive.
For supermarkets it's a matter of keeping an eye open, spotting a good deal or special offer.
Most reputable retailers should be selling decent cards and offering return policies if there is a problem so that's mostly a matter of trawling through them and comparing prices.
It perhaps depends on what you want; capacity, performance, how many, and when you want them.
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