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kwheelzsb
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9650
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BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

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Ok, I searched. Couldn't find it.

 

PLEASE, I'M NOT ASKING ABOUT CAPACITY. I understand MAX is 32GB Micro SD for the 9650.

 

What I'm trying to find out, is what is the highest/fastest Micro SD CLASS specification supported by the 9650 currently & also if that will change with newer OS update(s).

 

As I understand it, the higher the class specification, the faster the data transfer rates, the faster the performance related to moving data on/off the card. (The hardware & O/S of the device needs to support that level, or "CLASS" of M-SD card to gain the benefits, though).

 

Basically, is the phone able to realize any performance benefits (worth it for me to pay the extra $) from use of a CLASS 4, CLASS 6, micro SD CARD, or would this be a waste of $, given the phone's capability?

 

(Should I just get a CLASS 2 CARD & be done with it? Faster is better & I'm willing to pay for performance, I just don't want to pay unneccessarily for performance in the Micro SD that the phone cannot use.)

 

Please any BB techies out there - chime in...

 

Thanks,

 

-A noob-

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kwheelzsb
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9650

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

Wow, no BB geeks? Nothing but cobwebs, here... so I went s'plorin'...

 

http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/sdhc-memory-class-definitive-answer-anywhere-497922/

 

 

No hard facts, vis a vis a statement/spec from RIM, but anecdotally, the higher class rated cards do perform better, apparently.

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wc4r
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎06-10-2010
My Device: BlackBerry Bold 9650 -Sprint

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

Great question! I would like to know as well.

Anyone?

 

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Violette
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-30-2010
My Device: BB

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

I use a  Class 2 M-SDHC card w/ my 9650 and it works fine. I know someone that uses a Class 4 M-SDHC but I haven't heard of any comparisons between classes. Using a Class 2 seems to work well enough for me, so I'm not looking specifically to get a Class 4 when it comes to transferring data.

 

I'm not a BB techie but hopefully one will pop in to fully answer your question.

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tanzim
Posts: 9,321
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Torch 9800

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

From BlackBerry the max media card support is known but the supported class is not listed. The following table lists the BlackBerry Device Software versions and the media card sizes they support.


BlackBerry Device Software version Media card size limit
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.0 Up to 2 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.1 Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2.2 Up to 4 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.3.0 Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5.0 Up to 8 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5.0.81 Up to 16 GB
BlackBerry Device Software version 4.6.0 and later Up to 32 GB

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kwheelzsb
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9650

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

Ordered an 8GB class 6. I'll report back on any performance differences between it & the 2gb class 2 provided by Sprint...

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kwheelzsb
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-17-2010
My Device: Blackberry Bold 9650

Re: BOLD 9650 - MICRO SD CARDS: Highest CLASS # SPEC?

Ok, said I would report back...

 

I received my new 8GB, Class 6 MicroSD card. It's made by "TOPRAM," kind-of a lesser known manufacturer - so I took a chance, but I'm glad I did. The price was less than 1/2 that of the bigger players in the memory business, but so far, it seems like the only thing I suffered for this decision is a slightly heavier wallet... :smileywink:

 

I transferred my data and installed the new card. It's not a scientific assessment with number & stats & the like, but...

 

The "Class 6" card is noticeably faster (than the "Class 2" card it replaced) for me on data transfer and data access functions, which for me, improves the overall user experience.

 

Two thumbs up for (Class 6) specified cards, afaic.

 

:smileyvery-happy: