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Lexar 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Memory Card Review

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Mar 2011, 07:47

The Lexar 32GB microSDHC memory card is the newest to be released for 2011 and features a Class 10 rating, which the manufacturer claims should be capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 10 MB per second and a read speed up to 20 MB per second...

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posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:35

1. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 948; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

Difference in speed does not seem significant enough, to me, to justify its price. Just my opinion though.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 15:40

2. giantgnome (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)

It may seem that way to you was because the no-name brand card was actually much better than its minimum Class 4 rating. If I could get a class 4 32gb microsd for much cheaper but it ran like a class 8 I would jump on that for sure. But if I ended up with a 32gb class 4 that actually ran at class 4 speeds then the lexar one is a much better deal.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 05:41

3. Gary (unregistered)

Transcend 32 GB Class 10 is $49.96 with free shipping at Amazon.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 12:47

4. Richard (unregistered)

@Gary The Transcend at Amazon is a SDHC card and not a MicroSDHC

posted on 25 Mar 2011, 18:07

5. Tomj777 (unregistered)

I have an HD2 and I'm constrained by hardware specification (the phone hardware doesn't lend itself to exploiting a speed greater than Class 4).
That said, performance is noticeably better with my Class 6 8GB Sandisk than a more `generic` branded class 4.2GB card
But here's the rub: Anecdotal evidence on various forums indicate that class 10 cards are optimised for sequential writes - most operations in the Smartphone world relates to Random Access, not Sequential...

Both hardware and card access may have impacted your tests. I notice that my friends Desire HD seems to be able to exploit the Class 10 (according to SD Tools and general responsiveness compared to a class 4

The challenge I have right now is that I've a Class 2 32GB card (sent incorrectly by play.com rather than the advertised class 4) and a Class 10 32GB Lexar card...
Do I send them both back or just send the Class 2 and see how the class 10 performs....

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