This is a discussion on 32GB Micro SD Card within the Nexus One Accessories forums, part of the Nexus One category; Originally Posted by wickeddeus I would wait on the card, it's 32GB but it's only class 2. What about "class 2?" I am looking to ...
It's really sad that this needs to be so confusing.
SD cards "classes" are based on MINIMUM WRITE SPEEDS.
SD Speed Class - SD Association
This does not mean that some cards of a "class" can't write quite a bit faster than that.
Also, read speeds are much, much faster.
Sorry to be so ignorant about this, but I'm guessing that there may be others interested in this topic as well. I know from photography that some manufacturers have proven higher reliability as well as faster write speeds. Are there specific cards that y'all would recommend for an N1? I am coming from an 8gb iPhone so 16 will be a big jump, but I would prefer to not make this investment twice if the 32's were available. However, it appears that the 32's are yet to be released so the 16's are the highest capacity available right now; am I correct? There are class 2, 4, & 6 micro SD cards available on Amazon.com from SanDisk, A-Data, and TopRam. Can you shed a little light on the complexities of the different classes and manufacturers? Thank you in advance for your advice.
The phone comes with a class 2 card. I'm not sure why some people think that this is not fast enough.
I recently updated to this: Dane-Elec DA-2IN1-16G-R Micro SDHC Card - 16GB, SD Adapter, Class 2 at TigerDirect.com
Seems to work just fine.
Many of the brick and mortar stores only offer class 2 last I checked, like Best Buy for example, and they tend to not advertise the class. A salesperson at Radio shack didn't even know what the class was when I asked her. Perhaps the brick and mortar stores have concluded that it would not be worth it for the average user to pay the extra cost for write speed, and that is why they tend to offer only class 2. Am I correct?
I don't think that the B&M stores are very good with this kind of thing anyway. I just order from Tigerdirect. Their prices and service are great.
Now for my digital camera which takes HD video, I use a class 6 card.