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06-16-2016, 07:29 PM   #1
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Is there any advantage to a regular SD card over a Micro SD in terms of performance?

Assuming the same class of card, of course.

Thanks for the input.

06-16-2016, 07:40 PM   #2
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A micro SD card has to "ride" in an adapter, one more connection that could possibly fail.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bladerunner6 Quote
Assuming the same class of card, of course.

Thanks for the input.
Speeds are identical (though I don't believe the UHS-II standard is supported by MicroSDXC yet) as both card types use the same technology.

The main disadvantage of the smaller format is higher susceptibility to physical damage and damage due to heat.

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...and they are easier to swallow...

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Many reports of unreliability. My guesses is that cameras that took micro 1st would be fine but the added adapter means mechanical instability I think.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Many reports of unreliability. My guesses is that cameras that took micro 1st would be fine but the added adapter means mechanical instability I think.
I've actually been using the same Micro SD since I got my K-50.
One that was previously used.

Still going fine...
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I've actually been using the same Micro SD since I got my K-50.
One that was previously used.

Still going fine...
Awesome, several people report issues across braves boy the qc of the adapters varies a lot.
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I find them good as I can slot them into my phone (camera is too old for WiFi) and share photos on social media or whatever
I haven't found any problems with them either

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depends on if you have a good adapter or not.

They should function with identical performance ... with a full sized SD card with an identical spec. It might be harder to find the higher spec cards, but they do exist.
QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I don't believe the UHS-II standard is supported by MicroSDXC
https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/extremepro-microsd-uhs-ii
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Awesome, several people report issues across braves boy the qc of the adapters varies a lot.
This is a picture of the same card as the one I'm using and it works fine
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
This is a picture of the same card as the one I'm using and it works fine
1) Your "it works fine" doesn't invalidate the other people's issues with it.
2) Your item that works fine does lend credence to the "use a good quality adapter to avoid problems" suggestion - the sandisk adapter is probably a little higher quality than the 15 cent one someone picks up with a $5 generic 4 gig microsd card at a gas station.
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Thanks for the input.

It has been helpful.
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Counter point. I'm surprised.

Why It's Sometimes Better to Buy MicroSD Instead of Full Size SD Card - Tested
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
The main disadvantage of the smaller format is higher susceptibility to physical damage and damage due to heat.
And becoming lost forever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Many reports of unreliability. My guesses is that cameras that took micro 1st would be fine but the added adapter means mechanical instability I think.
The adapter is just a plastic container with printed links to match the contacts of a standard SD.

I have never heard of problems with micro SD. I use them exclusively, so I can pop them in my tablet and phone.
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