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Slow memory can make your picture taking time consuming and your subjects might not like waiting for that HD video to load. SD Memory Cards, TF Cards, Micro Memory Cards all have speed ratings which will make or slow down that nice digital camera, video recorder, tablet or smart phone. The slow cards are good for GPS devices but your Tablet and Camera deserve faster and better memory.

Don't let your Micro SD Memory card slow you down.

 

 

2GB sure...

4GB I have DVD's for that.

8GB Now I have 2 DVD's. 

16GB Getting closer to what I need.

32GB Now I have DVD's and new HD Movies!

 

When we talk about memory most of us think "Size Matters" and it does when you are recording HD video or larger than life pictures. 

But what about Speed, transfer speed, the time it takes to move data from one spot to the next. Or in my case the memory on my camera to the card or video from the camera directly to the card. 

My Tablet video can record directly to the card but if the card is slow like the one I use in my GPS (2) or the one I use in my portable media player (4) the transfer of data is going to be slower than what my device expects. In short, my memory now is slowing down my video recording and picture taking. Not to mention when I need to transfer that data to my computer it's going to take a long, long, time. 

Larger SD memory cards means more data which if you don't increase the data transfer speeds you will be looking at more time spent waiting for that file to transfer. 

Is that what you got that new tablet to do for you? Make you wait?

 

Maybe you have seen your digital camera show "Busy" while you tell people to "Wait, my camera is saving the picture."

 

Wait? We don't have time to wait and I don't want to wait for that slow camera to save a picture. 

Slow camera isn't correct, it's the cheap slow memory you put into that nice camera that is making your kids snappy cams look like the better deals. 

 

We need to look at the Class Speed Rating of our memory now to be sure we are getting what our devices need and what people expect. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital

Scroll down to the Speed Class Rating

 

Another thing that I have to point out. If your work requires you to spend time transferring files, folders, videos or music from one memory card to another or to a computer you're going to really want the faster memory cards and you will really really like the USB 3.0 adapters. I have to admit compared to my eSATA the USB 3.0 speed is up and easier to connect devices. 

 

Bottom line, stop that Busy message on your camera by buying faster memory. 

Number 10 is faster than 2 and number 6 is the lowest factor I would recommend for any of the new devices on the market. 

I'm putting 10's in my devices that way when you ask me for some of my cool videos I've made about fixing electronics you don't have to wait 20 minutes, it's transferred in 2 minutes! It's very close to that speed difference when measured in time. 

 

Class 6 to Class 10 SD Card, TF Card, Memory Cards, Micro, or Mini the ratings are all the same. 

 

 

 

I didn't think I needed to enter just what to search for or where but here's a tip if you are searching for component parts. 

http://www.provantage.com/scripts/search.dll/Q?SEC=&QUERY=Class+10+SD&Submit.x=0&Submit.y=0

 

Search Provantage SD Memory Cards Class 10 rating.

Provantage has been my favorite retailer in the USA. 

I typically look to them for the new technology and to get a price range. 

You can see Class 10 SD cards from the search I pasted above. 

Slow memory can make your picture taking time consuming and your subjects might not like waiting for that HD video to load. SD Memory Cards, TF Cards, Micro Memory Cards all have speed ratings which will make or slow down that nice digital camera, video recorder, tablet or smart phone. The slow cards are good for GPS devices but your Tablet and Camera deserve faster and better memory.