My recent purchase of the SanDisk 64GB Class 10 MicroSD from Amazon has arrived. Compared with local prices, these are a cheap steal.
Each of these only cost less than USD$44 with free shipping within US. However, Amazon does not ship these direct from US to Singapore. Hence, there is a need to go via a third party freighting service. My usual preference for this is usually ComGateWay as they are in Oregon which does not incur additional state taxes. However, just prior to seeing this good lobang, I received an email from Paypal that using the same service from HopShopGo.com will have a USD$10 discount for Paypal users. After verifying that HopShopGo.com is actually operated by ComGateWay, I took the plunge and gave it a try. The experience of using HopShopGo.com was not any different from ComGateWay except that they use Paypay as the authentication source. For this shipment, as it is less than 0.5KG, after the USD$10 discount, I only had to pay less than USD$3 to get it to ship to Singapore! Really good deal!
This is a Class 10 MicroSD and you can download the SanDisk Android Application to backup your devices onto this media.
Based on the packing, it says the media is capable to handle up to 30MB/s! Don’t ask me if this is really true as I’ve not done a speed test yet. :-p
See how small the media is? Technically speaking, I should not be call it a MicroSD but a MicroSDXC instead. This new Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) format supports cards up to 2TB (2048 GB), compared to a limit of 32 GB for SDHC cards in the SD 2.0 specification.
Also included in the packing is a QR Code that will bring you to the website that allows you to install the backup application that SanDisk provides free to all customers.
I’ve placed and formatted one of the SanDisk 64GB Class 10 MicroSD in my new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and everything seems to be working fine. Hopefully this holds for the second piece while I think of where to use it. 😀