posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 03:59 PM
Prices vary from brand to brand as has been mentioned.
No one has mentioned CLASS.
SD cards will all have a class rating, SD/SDHC, etc. All of them.
The rating ranges from 2 to 10. This rating is based off your lowest data speeds.
A class 2 should have transfer rates no lower than 2mb/s. A class 10 would be 10mb/s. For music you don't need a high speed card. Get a sandisk class
2 or something from Amazon and it'll do.
The same goes for USB drives. You will see price differences for the same size drive depending on brand and retailer, but also class. A faster
bandwidth USB drive is going to be more expensive.
You have to ask yourself what you're using it for. High speed memory is needed for photography and videography. It's also needed for storage by
impatient people like me.
If you're only getting a 4gb card for music, and don't plan on switching out music all that often, then a lower class card will do just fine. If you
are impatient like me, or you plan on changing what music you carry with you often, you might want to invest in a faster device.
Stick with the good brands and you can't go wrong. These brands are Patriot, Sandisk, A-Data, PNY, and a few others. I have found many times that my
class 4 Sandisk outperforms my class 10 generic from China. Often times if you're buying on Amazon people will leave benchmarking information in the
reviews section - look for it.
edit on 10-10-2011 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)