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  1. #21  
    To: philliptiongson

    Does a 512MB SD Card actually fit in that little Treo 600 slot?

    They look too big. I thought they were just for cameras. You said you got a good price on it. What was it may I ask?

    I am new to SD's and Treo's and the whole bunch.
  2. #22  
    Thickness-wise, SD is SD is SD, independent of memory capacity. The 512MB card fits fine - I'm using one now. Compact flash cards are a different story - type 1 vs. type 2, different thicknesses, much larger card - maybe that's what you're thinking of.

    Got a Sandisk from Tiger for about $160

    Paul
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    #23  
    As of today nov 12th no one can buy a 1 gig sd card
  4. #24  
    I got a good deal on a PNY Card ($65 with $15 rebate), but look at the VFS results:

    256 MB PNY

    Run #1
    File Create: 42%
    File Delete: 22%
    File Write: 5%
    File Read: 185%
    File Seek: 421%
    DB Export: 23%
    DB Import: 436%
    Record Access: 358%
    Resource Access: 345%

    VFSMark: 204

    Run #2
    File Create: 42%
    File Delete: 22%
    File Write: 6%
    File Read: 185%
    File Seek: 421%
    DB Export: 22%
    DB Import: 436%
    Record Access: 351%
    Resource Access: 342%

    VFSMark: 203

    I ran my 512MB SanDisk once more for comparison:

    File Create: 286%
    File Delete: 216%
    File Write: 58%
    File Read: 162%
    File Seek: 380%
    DB Export: 61%
    DB Import: 393%
    Record Access: 309%
    Resource Access: 309%

    VFSMark: 241

    I may try to return the PNY card... I am already having problems with MP3 skipping on my Sandisk. I am going to try to test the write performance using my USB2 card reader, and see if the write performance is really that bad...
  5. #25  
    For the guy who asked, I got the 512 MB card for $135 (including $20 rebate) from buy.com. On pricegrabber.com there are any vendors selling it for $150 including shipping.

    and yes, it fits perfectly into the slot...
    -phillip
  6. #26  
    I originally got a 128MB sandisk ($50)
    traded for a fuji ($99)
    then got pny 256 for $75
    then best buy had 256 sandsisk for $59 after rebate, but they were out when i brought the pny back

    seeing how slow the pny is, i am going to keep my eyes open over the next 30 days.

    using a reader, i don't notice any performance problems, though...i guess it's just the treo. also, mp3's play great.

    BTW, PNY is made by toshiba
    fuji is sandisk
  7. #27  
    I informally tested the write performance of my 256mb PNY SD card and the 512md Sandisk SD card. I used a PQI USB 2.0 card reader with my Dell 2.5 GHz P4 with USB 2.0. I tested transferring 70 GB of mp3 files to and from the cards.

    Read performance was about the same.
    Deleting took slightly longer on the PQI card.
    Writing was a whole different story:
    Sandisk: 30sec
    PNY: 1min 45 seconds!

    Sandisk was 300% faster than PNY, using the USB 2.0 card reader. Using a USB 1.0 card reader, you are limited by the transfer rate of USB 1.0, so the difference between the cards is minimal, but when you are using USB 2, you see the PNY card really sucks.

    That being said, it was really cheap ($50), and I may end up using it for MP3 playback, but I will never buy PNY again, at any price.
  8. #28  
    My 256M Sandisk ($59.99 at Best Buy after rebate):


    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 129%
    File Delete: 58%
    File Write: 57%
    File Read: 165%
    File Seek: 380%
    DB Export: 51%
    DB Import: 308%
    Record Access: 320%
    Resource Access: 317%

    VFSMark: 198
  9. #29  
    Lexar 32x 256mb SD card
    in Treo 600

    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 174%
    File Delete: 239%
    File Write: 71%
    File Read: 157%
    File Seek: 393%
    DB Export: 39%
    DB Import: 375%
    Record Access: 301%
    Resource Access: 293%

    VFSMark: 226

    [this is also reported in this thread..

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...-t41897/s.html
    ]
  10. #30  
    Just got my SanDisk 512MB from Amazon. Popped it in the SD reader that is built in to my Toshiba laptop (I've had the laptop for almost two years and thought I would never use the SD slot). I copied over 480MB of MP3s in just a few minutes. Nice.

    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 109%
    File Delete: 65%
    File Write: 51%
    File Read: 167%
    File Seek: 393%
    DB Export: 43%
    DB Import: 414%
    Record Access: 323%
    Resource Access: 320%

    VFSMark: 209
  11. #31  
    My results on my $87 512MB SanDisk SD card (after rebate, see thread http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...-t43273/s.html)

    VFSMark 512MB SanDisk SD


    File Create: 89%
    File Delete: 127%
    File Write: 56%
    File Read: 169%
    File Seek: 393%
    DB Export: 44%
    DB Import: 372%
    Record Access: 317%
    Resource Access: 320%

    VFSMark: 209
    Bill Petro
    www.billpetro.com
  12. #32  
    Panasonic 512mb card on Treo 600
    $140 on eBay What a deal!

    File Create: 196%
    File Delete: 249%
    File Write: 86%
    File Read: 154%
    File Seek: 380%
    DB Export: 49%
    DB Import: 375%
    Record Access: 299%
    Resource Access: 288%

    VFSMark: 230
  13. #33  
    SanDisk 256MB Secure Digital Card (completely empty after reformatting):

    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 97%
    File Delete: 82%
    File Write: 23%
    File Read: 93%
    File Seek: 256%
    DB Export: 43%
    DB Import: 255%
    Record Access: 196%
    Resource Access: 192%

    VFSMark: 137

    Why are my numbers so much lower than the other ones posted here for SanDisk 256MB?? Does it matter if the card has data already on it or if it's empty? How bad does performance need to be before actually considering the SD card as "defective"?
  14. #34  
    Here are the results for my SanDisk Ultra II 512MB card. ($205)



    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 454%
    File Delete: 352%
    File Write: 135%
    File Read: 162%
    File Seek: 357%
    DB Export: 173%
    DB Import: 387%
    Record Access: 309%
    Resource Access: 309%

    VFSMark: 293


    I guess the Ultra II does matter

    -David

    (This card has about 150meg on it already.. not sure if that matters..)
  15. #35  
    davidr,

    Where did you buy your Sandisk Ultra II 512MB SD?
    -- "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" --
  16. #36  
    Ultra II DEFINITELY makes a difference! ($220 from www.chumbo.com)

    VFSMark Results

    File Create: 460%
    File Delete: 341%
    File Write: 210%
    File Read: 165%
    File Seek: 380%
    DB Export: 223%
    DB Import: 401%
    Record Access: 326%
    Resource Access: 320%

    VFSMark: 314

    Sweet!
    -- "In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" --
  17. #37  
    I bought a Kingston 512 card from NewEgg.com for $124 dollars.

    It works great with MP3 files and Pocket Tunes. Fast load to play.

    I Ripped my Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Radio Dramatization, it's 6 hours of listening time and converted them to .mp3 files.

    But it took 12 hours to sync them over to my Treo 600.

    Each of the 12 tracks were recorded at 64 bit encoding.
    They are roughly 28 minutes playing time each and about 14MB file size each.

    Each one took about 1 hour to sync over. I think they are taking up a total of 168 megs on my sd card.

    I just need to get some good stereo earbuds for my treo.

    I had to use an Emerey Board to sand down the card to fit the top profile of the Treo because it stuck out too much.

    I'm pleased with the card though.

    Thanks for reading and see you out there.


    Brad Hoesman Real Estate One Agent Ann Arbor, Michigan
    (734) 945-5626
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    #38  
    Price on NewEgg is $143 - how did you get it for $124?
  19. #39  
    The SanDisk Ultra II 512Mb card works very well. I have used ptunes ALOT and have had no probs with it.

    BTW it gives a VFSmark around 290-300.

    -David
    Last edited by davidr; 01/08/2004 at 11:50 PM.
  20. #40  
    Originally posted by Loki Sunrider
    I bought a Kingston 512 card from NewEgg.com for $124 dollars.
    <snip>
    But it took 12 hours to sync them over to my Treo 600.
    <snip>
    Each one took about 1 hour to sync over. I think they are taking up a total of 168 megs on my sd card.
    WOW, 12 hours!!! You might want to consider a card reader for your computer, especially if you plan on transferring mp3 files a lot. Readers are pretty cheap. I just backed up a full 256M SD card to my computer via a card reader (rather than via a hotsync).

    It only took 56 seconds.

    Bill S
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