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> Questions Regarding: Best SD Cards & Where to Buy
post Oct 16 2004, 07:51 AM
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While I'm running a badblocks scan on my 512 SD SanDisk card, I am currently looking for the best SD cards to get and where to get them at. I believe the 512 SD SanDisk card is good, and wish to keep that for other uses. What I'd really like to do, however, is get a SD card that is durable and can last through multiple read/writes: since I wish to use the SD as my / dir.

I've heard that Japanese made cards and Panasonic cards seem to hold up. However, other than that, I can't find really anything to indicate where I can:

a) find a reputable online (or offline) retailer to purchase cards from (at the best price possible), and
cool.gif what brand & make of card I should purchase.

If anyone could give me some direction, I'd really appreciate it.
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post Dec 15 2004, 08:39 AM
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I was wondering the same thing since I've found a lot of mention about some SD cards being really fragile when it comes to reading/writing multiple times. I too would like to, at least, install the majority of my apps to a large SD card that does not get removed, since I have a wireless CF card that will be taking up that slot most of the time. I have tried a no-name brand which I got very cheaply (and didn't exactly expect it to work), and a 512 Mb SanDisk and have been wondering about Lexar. As I understand it, I need to format the card as ext2 to install packages, but then I keep reading about how bad that is to do as it makes the card very unstable. So what is everyone doing and what works for you?

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