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ten18
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Posted: 2005-07-13 20:30
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We know that most phones dont take advantage of high speed cards but which memory card would you choose for faster transfer though a PC?
These speed tests were done over at gamespot with a card reader and also a Sony PSP.

http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-20872-2229-x-x-x


"There aren't a whole lot of major memory stick manufacturers out there. You'll find Sony, SanDisk, and Lexar branded sticks in retail and online stores. You can get a 1GB stick for about $100, but manufacturers also make "High Speed" versions that can cost much more than the normal models. We wanted to see if there is actually a difference in transfer speeds, so we gathered together a selection of 512MB and 1GB memory sticks from Sony and SanDisk to see how fast we could move files onto each stick.

We compared the 512MB and 1GB models from SanDisk's "gaming" line against a normal 512MB Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo and a 1GB "High Speed" Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo. We first transferred a 384MB file to and from the memory sticks using a SanDisk USB 2.0 12-in-1 ImageMate flash card reader/writer, and we then conducted the same transfer tests writing to and from our memory sticks using a Sony PSP and a USB cable. We also put the 1GB sticks through an additional test using a larger 769MB file.



Test System: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz CPU, 1GB (512MB x 2) Samsung PC3200 Memory, 200GB Seagate Barracuda ST3120026AS HD, Windows XP Professional.

Memory transfer devices: Sony PSP, SanDisk USB 2.0 ImageMate 12-in-1 Reader/Writer.

Memory cards: Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 512MB, Sony High Speed Memory Stick Pro Duo 1GB, SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo 512MB, SanDisk Memory Stick Pro Duo 1GB.

And the winner is...

SanDisk came out as the clear winner in all of the transfer speed tests. We were able to move our 394MB file onto the 512MB SanDisk stick in 1:11 minutes, but the same transfer took over 3:30 minutes on the 512MB Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo. The 1GB SanDisk also beat the "High Speed" 1GB Sony Memory Stick by a large margin in the 769MB file transfer test. Using the USB card reader, we were able to get the file onto the 1GB SanDisk stick in 2:26 minutes compared to 6:12 minutes for the Sony. The transfer time using the PSP was 3:17 for the SanDisk and 7:00 minutes flat for the Sony. Yes, this is the same 1GB SanDisk memory stick that you can find for $100-140 online, and we also used the same Sony "High Speed" 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo that retails for $150-$300.

We found that transferring data to the memory card was much faster using our dedicated flash card reader/writer, as using the PSP to write directly to the card lengthened transfer times by about 30 seconds in the 394MB file transfer and almost a minute in the 769MB file transfer.

The SanDisk memory sticks still outperformed the Sony models even with the PSP file transfer overhead. Aside from the transfer speed differences, we didn't notice much of a difference between the cards while using them for normal media playback or saving games on the PSP. Judging by the test results, if you're looking for a fast and affordable memory stick, we'd pick the SanDisk over Sony any day."

Looks like sony got owned... BIG time

but are the sony cards more reliable than sandisk in the long run?

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Posted: 2005-07-13 20:33
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Nice to know. Its not worth spending extra on a genuine version when the sandisk appears o be better for less money.
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Posted: 2005-07-13 20:38
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i know what one ill be buying from now on cheers
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Posted: 2005-07-13 20:42
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interesting....
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Posted: 2005-07-13 21:49
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I make the calcul calcul , Sony lies when they announce the highSpeed card for 10/20 mo/s , it's just 2mo during the test

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Posted: 2005-07-13 21:50
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i've had 3 sony ones and 1 sandisk.
only my sandisk one doesn't work anymore :s

thats my experience with it
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Posted: 2005-07-14 00:00
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Im getting a 1Gb card next week and I know which brand its gonna be...
its always been Sony for me... theyve never let me down...
But with the SanDisk cards being much cheaper and faster than the Sony ones there really is no choice now is there?
btw has anyone else had bad experiences with the SanDisk cards?
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Posted: 2005-07-14 01:20
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i would go for sony, as they create the phones as well, so better with compatiblly, i will be get my 512 mb card for my k750 on pay day,
kinda like buying an offficial product for a console.
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Posted: 2005-07-14 10:47
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Im glad to hear this...just bought a 512mb Sandisk ms duo pro for 66 euros
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Posted: 2005-07-14 11:40
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I have 2 512MB Sandisk MSDuoPro. Both of them actually have 468MB each or something like that. Is it normal? I formatted them 3 times, but that's all they got. Is it the same for the original Sony MSDuoPro?
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Posted: 2005-07-14 12:17
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@melk yeh you will never get the full size because the file system takes up some space, the same thing with harddrives you never really get a 40gb you get 38.somthing gb
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Posted: 2005-07-14 12:20
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@melk, http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=97472
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Posted: 2005-07-14 12:35
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Its also mentioned in the gamespot link at the top of the page:

Note that "512MB" and "1GB" memory cards don't actually have 512MB and 1GB of software storage capacity respectively. Cards marketed as "512MB" actually only have 468MB of usable memory and "1GB" cards only have 969MB due to formatting overhead and differing definitions of what "megabyte" actually means.
According to the storage manufacturer a MB is 1,000,000 bytes, but for software, a MB is 1,048,576 bytes. Don't be surprised when you can't fit that 500MB movie onto your 512MB card.
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Posted: 2005-07-14 15:09
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Got it. Thanks for the replys!
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Posted: 2005-07-15 18:01
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i have the sony 1gb duo pro and it works great, i would have gotten the scandisk but was worried about their reliablility...
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