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has anyone tried using transcend 32gb micro sd class 10 for sansa clip+ or is it overkill? i'm planning on installing rockbox if that counts.

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i bought sandisk ultra 32gb micro sdhc class 10 and it's good so far.
Edited by mints - 5/21/13 at 11:02pm
post #2 of 9
I haven't used transcend but I have Lexar 32GB Class 10 in my Clip+. It's no overkill imo. It holds between 90 and 100 flac albums and some podcasts and low bitrate audiobooks. If you use lossy files at fairly high quality settings then you can put maybe 350 to 400 albums on there.

I wouldn't recommend it without Rockbox because database refresh times are very long in the original firmware. Rockbox doesn't inconvenience you in this way.
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by julian67 View Post

I haven't used transcend but I have Lexar 32GB Class 10 in my Clip+. It's no overkill imo. It holds between 90 and 100 flac albums and some podcasts and low bitrate audiobooks. If you use lossy files at fairly high quality settings then you can put maybe 350 to 400 albums on there.

I wouldn't recommend it without Rockbox because database refresh times are very long in the original firmware. Rockbox doesn't inconvenience you in this way.

Some people report, in the SanDisk forums, that the Class 10 cards cause them other problems besides the DB refresh times, using the original firmware (all class 10 cards, even SanDisk's own versions) but to my knowledge, with Rockbox they work just fine.  I've only ever had Class 4 cards myself, though.

post #4 of 9
My genuine Class 10 card has worked fine for 18 months. I have a fake Sandisk Class 10 32GB (actually 16GB and very slow, maybe Class 2) that causes the player to hang on insertion, or fail to boot. High capacity microSD must be one of the most widely available counterfeit product ever made. I checked on Amazon UK just a few minutes ago and immediately found obvious fakes for sale (description says Class 10, all the angry reviews say wrong capacity, too slow, card not recognised etc). This is while a genuine card now costs less than £20. Imagine when the real price was £50 or £80 or more.

Maybe Sandisk cards have a problem in Sandisk players, it seems unlikely but I don't know. But my Lexar has been working fine for 18 months and is genuine class 10 (tested: read speed >17 MB/s, sustained write speed >12 MB/s).
post #5 of 9
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thanks guys for your inputs. how about this one: sandisk ultra 32gb micro sdhc class 10?

post #6 of 9
I assume it would be fine but haven't tried it myself. The one I have that I know works is Lexar High-Speed MicroSDHC 32GB Flash Memory Card with Reader

The little reader that comes with it is useful too. I have another similar item, a SanDisk MobileMate Micro Memory Card Reader, and the Lexar reader works better. The Lexar reader works with all my microSD cards in all my devices while the Sandisk reader doesn't work with every card in every device. I never would have thought there would be a difference but there is.
post #7 of 9

What Sansa disk SD card will work best for my Clip Zip.....I am running the original firmware because I messed my last Clip Zip up rock boxed.

 

I do not want long refresh times.....what card do you suggest.

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by whirlwind View Post

What Sansa disk SD card will work best for my Clip Zip.....I am running the original firmware because I messed my last Clip Zip up rock boxed.

 

I do not want long refresh times.....what card do you suggest.

How did you mess up your last one? If you don't want long refresh times, then you gotta Rockbox, pretty much....unless you use a small capacity card. I wouldn't use one without Rockbox, to be honest....I've had it on my two Zips since November of 2011.

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

How did you mess up your last one? If you don't want long refresh times, then you gotta Rockbox, pretty much....unless you use a small capacity card. I wouldn't use one without Rockbox, to be honest....I've had it on my two Zips since November of 2011.

My pc only wanted to recognize my clip zip half of the time with Rockboxed installed....finally  Clip Zip just stopped working and I could not even get it to turn on.

 

I just bought a San Disk micro sdhc 16 gb card from walmart for $18.88

 

Came home installed in my Clip Zip and put about 5GB of Flac files on it, and it is working fine, no problem with long refreshing media times either.....so everything is just fine with original San Disk software.

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