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    Default Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    I want a cheapish 32gb Micro SD card for my phone, to store music on, so I don't need a top of the range, really high speed one, but obviously I do want the best one I can get at my price point. Which of these two would people recommend?

    https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/c...rod130642.html

    https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/c...rod127731.html

    They're the two I can find for ~$30.

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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Neither, or either. They will be fine but I'd go for http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=...SD-Adapter-for
    Cheaper and still with a lifetime warranty.

    I buy the cheapest ones I can find for my phones generally, never had a failure yet. Currently have a 32 GB class 4 half filled with music that I think might be a silicon power, had it for ages and forgotten where it came from. For the camera though I stick with decent class 10 cards so they can keep up.
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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Didn't think about pbtech! Will look at that, thanks

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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    If you aren't worried about speed then anything (genuine) should be fine. Don't get knockoff ones from eBay!
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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    If you aren't worried about speed then anything (genuine) should be fine. Don't get knockoff ones from eBay!
    Not worried about speed; I think even a lower speed one should easily suffice for music playback. Still don't see any point in not getting the best for my $ though!

    And yea, Ebay wasn't a place I was looking

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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Well my friend bought a 64gb card for $14 off ebay... Works perfectly fine...

    Only issue is the shipping time with ebay.
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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Well my friend bought a 64gb card for $14 off ebay... Works perfectly fine...

    Only issue is the shipping time with ebay.
    You got lucky then, Chinese sellers are notorious for fake\knockoff\seconds memory cards\USB drives. Maybe not so much on eBay now, more Aliexpress etc probably, but I wouldn't risk it.
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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    If it's cheap and the seller has a decent amount of positive feedback I'll buy from E-bay, hardly worth it with a genuine brand available locally for $21 though.
    My SP branded class 4 32GB micro SD is perfectly adequate for music playback, that's all I've used it for. The only advantage of faster cards for this purpose is copying files on and off faster.

    I have noticed after a work colleague got scammed that some sellers all have the exact same amount off feedback and the same rating, makes me wonder if they are running some sort of auto feedback system or selling a bunch of cheap items to themselves before ripping real customers off. I'd always check how long they've been active as well as the amount of positive/ negative feedback. Now that I think about it I did buy some PCI-E extension cables that never showed up - about $20 worth.

    My colleague bought some chinese smartphones and was sent cheap USB card readers instead. Ebay did refund his money and ban the seller so there is some protection if you are quick enough (within 30 days or something). I've seen the flash drive with a washer inside it trick as well, they even go to the trouble of having it report a fake capacity so it seems real initially and the washer gives it some weight to make it feel more substantial.
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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    Brought an Adata 32 GB class 10 from Ascent last mth for $26. But thats gone up to $43 now. Works fine in the video cam here

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    Default Re: Which of these Micro SD cards would you recommend?

    https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/...-Card/21708252

    Class 10 Adata card for $19, today only.

    Quote Originally Posted by sahilcc7 View Post
    Well my friend bought a 64gb card for $14 off ebay... Works perfectly fine...

    Only issue is the shipping time with ebay.
    Has he actually filled it with 64gbs of data and can confirm nothing is corrupted?
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