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Old 12-05-2011, 02:01 PM
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Default Microsd card classes.

I'm about to buy a 16gb and a 32gb micorsd card for the clip zip (and tablet). Its been awhile since i bought memory, i noticed the price varies a fair bit on the class. I can buy class 2 and 4 16gb cards and even 10 (i think). Is it worth spending the extra cash for a higher class? Will the refresh database be quicker? I already know the refresh database is quiker if tags are done proper, but all things being equal (same songs, same tags) would u expect much difference in refresh between a class 2 16gb and say a class 10?

Does the clip zip struggle with any cards right now? I was gonna buy sandisks ones so kinda took it for granted that they'd be ok (silly bruce tho right?).
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:13 PM
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The class will make no difference on the database refresh. No reason to buy anything beyond class 4 unless you plan to load the cards with a separate card reader.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:19 PM
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Is that a limitation of the clip then rather than the sd card? Can the clip only read it so fast even if the card can be read faster? Or am i confusing class with sum other tech advantage?
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:32 PM
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Is that a limitation of the clip then rather than the sd card? Can the clip only read it so fast even if the card can be read faster? Or am i confusing class with sum other tech advantage?
Yes, the internal reader on the clips can only read them just so fast. dfkt tested that, I don't remember if it was on this forum or iaudiophile.

With my new class 4 card, it was loading a little bit faster with a USB reader than it was in the clip zip.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:46 PM
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I also did some testing with the Clip+ though. There is very little benefit to using a card faster than class 4. Even with class 4 cards though, some were written to at 7+ MB/s in a usb card reader, vs only around 4.5 MB/s for the same card in the Clip+. avoid class 2 cards though, unless you change your files very infrequently, as filling a large class 2 card might take very long. I rarely change the music on my players, but often change the podcasts on them.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:34 AM
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... Is it worth spending the extra cash for a higher class? Will the refresh database be quicker? ...
I would go with the 4 as Marvin and JK98 stated, if you're going to use it for other things too, this wiki info on SD cards here would be a good refresher to read.
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The class number is just for the writing speed ...
Did you happen to read the post & link just above yours
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Did you happen to read the post & link just above yours
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