1GB SD CARD

Posted by: Joan

1GB SD CARD - 08/10/05 05:45 AM

1GB Panram SD Secure Digital Card
39.29 (inc VAT) 33.44 (ex VAT)

OR 512MB Panram SD Secure Digital Card. 22.96 including postage!!!

PCNEXTDAY.CO.UK

Joan
Posted by: Bill Norrie

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/10/05 08:07 AM

......and they are a great firm to deal with I've bought a lot of items from them and their delivery is Always - 'next day'

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Willum
Posted by: roger brandon bradbury

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/13/05 10:51 AM

will you please send link again for sd card as I cant find firm..thanks

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rog.
Posted by: Bill Norrie

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/13/05 01:27 PM

http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/product_summary.asp?stype=2&group=MEMSDC&pgroup=MEMFLS&nofeat=Y

Price gone up to 40.56 incl VAT

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Willum
Posted by: abacus

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/14/05 01:46 AM

Hi All
Try Dabs.com, as they do a Kingston SD Card for 37.30

Bill
http://www.dabs.com/uk/Search2/Product+Details.htm?quicklinx=3L22&searchphrase=sd%20card
Posted by: Joan

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/14/05 03:26 AM

Hi there - did anyone else order one of these SD cards?

I ordered the 512MB and I have had some trouble with it. - I am going to do further tests with it - may have a dud card. Joan
Posted by: Bill Norrie

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/14/05 08:54 AM

Hi Joan,

I bought a couple of the 'Panram' cards from PC Nextday, some time ago and had no bother with them. Did you format it before you used it?
I suppose it's possible that you have a duff card and if this proves to be the case, I'm sure they will swap it for you.......

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Willum
Posted by: Joan

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/14/05 09:58 AM

Hi Bill - Yes I certainly formatted it.

I think I may have a duff one. Just as an exercise I backed up in SDExplorer a Kingston 512 SD card - about 60% full. I then restored it back to the PANRAM again in SDExplorer. It "hung up" after about about 25 minutes, reading 14 minutes remaining. I aborted this and looked at it on the KN7 and much to my suprise the KN7 read it as finished anyway. The Kingston SD read 389,328 and 22% used the PANRAM read 403,744 and 19% used.

I did the same test again and again it appeared to "hang up" although the KN7 read it. Not too happy about that.

Will contact pcnextday about it. Joan

I then formatted the original SD and restored the file back to that. The differance in restoring on this one was amazing - only 11 minutes total!

Back to the PANRAM again - formatted in the KN7, saved a nominal folder etc, and started restore - same thing - hung up after much longer than the 11 minutes above and I had to abort it BUT the KN7 read it OK.
Posted by: Joan

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/26/05 02:10 AM

Hi there - I told you I would inform you of the outcome of my purchase.

PCNextday advised me to return the card for testing. They wrote that the card would be tested by them. If the fault is confirmed a credit note will be raised on my account and refunded back to your credit card. I see my account has been credited so it seems I had a dud card - can happen with any brand. Joan
Posted by: bruno123

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/26/05 02:57 AM

Is it better to work with two 512MB cards than a 1GB? What are the pro's and con's?

Thank you, John C.
Posted by: BEBOP

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/26/05 08:57 AM

Our Local Fry's electronics store had the 1 GB SD card for 54.00 USD on sale this week. I can't see a need for one that big. I use a bunch of 256k for my own use.
Best regards,
Bebop
Posted by: D.Munson

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/26/05 09:17 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by BEBOP:
Our Local Fry's electronics store had the 1 GB SD card for 54.00 USD on sale this week. I can't see a need for one that big. I use a bunch of 256k for my own use.
Best regards,
Bebop


I'm quite happy with a 64mb card it stores more than enough for my requirements

Derek Munson
Posted by: Audrey Turner

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/27/05 04:35 PM

Hi Joan,

You are right about any make of card being 'duff'. Whilst on holiday last year I bought a 256 Panasonic SD Card from a well known large store and within 2 weeks it developed a fault. The little gold bars looked very scratched which I knew couldn't be due to heavy use as I had only used it twice to store some floppies. I took it back to our local shop and fortunately for me, I spoke with a young man who knew about the use of these cards with our keyboards as he owned a KN7. He confirmed the card was faulty and changed it for another new card there and then. The new card has been no trouble at all. (Hope I'm no speaking too soon as they say). Considering the faulty card was not bought at the local store I was really impressed with their Customer Service.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Audrey
Posted by: KeithB

Re: 1GB SD CARD - 08/27/05 08:34 PM

I endorse an earlier comment along the lines 'do we really need a Gigabyte SD card'?
I'm using a 256MB card , have all the styles I can find plus midi's, and I have only used 111MB.
I do not have any MP3's onboard and that could make a difference. But even so I would think that 512MB would be the largest one would ever need.
Though I do recall comments of 10 or more years ago that 64MB on a PC would last forever!
Keith