Our good friend Kristofer Brozio over at Test Freaks just got done reviewing the Kingston Class 4 32GB MicroSDHC Storage Card that I thought I would pass along to everyone. We have had devices that have been capable of 32GB for quite some time now, they 32GB has still got a pretty steep asking price at $109 on newegg.com.

Kristofer has got all the specifications and benchmark testing on a variety of storage cards but the when the smoke clears the Kingston 32 MicroSDHC Card uploaded at over 4MB’s per second (4860KB) and downloaded at over 18MB’s (18589KB) per second. Here is the run down on the Kingston 32GB MicroSDHC Card:

Features/Benefits:
* Compliant – with the SD Specification Version 2.00 (Class 4)
* Versatile – when combined with the adapter, can be used as a full-size SDHC card
* Compatible – with microSDHC host devices; not compatible with standard microSD-enabled device/readers
* File Format – FAT 32
* Reliable – lifetime warranty

Specifications:
* Capacity* -  32GB
* Dimensions – 0.43 x 0.59 x 0.039 ( 11mm x 15mm x 1mm)
* High-Speed Class Rating – Class 4: 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate
* Operating temperatures – -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
* Storage temperatures —–40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
* Weight – .1 oz (2.7g)

Price: $109.99 (Price from NewEgg at time of review)

Full review at TestFreaks.com: CLICK HERE

5 COMMENTS

  1. I got a 16gig chip in Hong Kong that purports to be class 6. Thing is, I got it in Hong Kong which technically is China which leads me to want to determine conclusively that the thing isn’t counterfeit. Wondering how to do that on Android.

    I know how to do that sort of thing on a Linux server, just dump /dev/urandom into a file on the chip for a minute, check the size, switch back to the old chip, repeat, then for reading to cat a file from the chip to the device, but I’m wondering if there’s an easier way to measure read/writing between the phone and the chip, IE not between a computer and the chip or whatever. Don’t want any other factors.

    That aside, for a class 4 32GB that probably isn’t fake and of a recognizable brand, this sounds like a pretty good deal.

  2. Here it is for $100.

    Supply and demand. MicroSDs to my knowledge top out, presently, at 32GB though maybe that’s changed. And that it’s not only the max capacity it’s also a good bump higher than what you may be used to as a class four chip. People want higher class chips (faster) because they are starting to use their chips to store applications, executing them from the chip as those applications write caching data to the chip, or recording high def video which gets pretty snug at 720p at 20fps on a class 2, forcing you to record at an undesirably lower bitrate than you could otherwise do with a higher class chip in the same device.

    Without having read this article if you asked me what I thought the price of these things were I’d have said at least a hundred, hundred thirty and I’d note that I’d never heard of anything higher than a class 2 microsd, only class 4 16GB.

    My class 6 chip according to some benchmark thing I installed writes at 9MB/s and reads at 15MB/s which ain’t bad. And I think I’d rather have a class six 16GB than a class four 32.

  3. 110 is still a little high in my opinion, i got my kingston 16gb card for 50 bucks, why is it going to cost me more than double for double the storage?

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