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    I just picked up the Sandisk 1Gb Ultra Sd card. It is about $30 more than the std. speed. I was looking at storing programs/video on the carad. Will the ultra help me with any situations or should I just get the standard card. Some posts have concluded that the Ultra was the way to go.
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    Definitely ULTRA.

    In some instances, you may not notice a difference, but in streaming video and running some apps from the card it will make a HUGE difference.
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    where did you get it? any good prices on this card (Sandisk ultra 1 gig) at present?
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    From what I understand, just like with digital cameras, if the Treo (or digital camera) doesn't support the higher speed card it won't make any difference what speed card you get. This can be seen on many of the digital camera websites where they put 80x and 20x cards into (for example) some consumer point and shoot cameras ... all transfer rates remain the same while on some of the high end SLR's the difference is quite noticeable. HOWEVER if you put it in a card reader in your PC it WILL make a noticable difference between card and PC. IMO I highly doubt you will see any difference whether you use a 10x or a 1000x in the Treo (or any PDA or phone device). The device has to support the higher transfer rates to get the speed benefits. I guess it's similar to putting high octane gasoline into a Ford Focus .... it ain't gonna helpl


    Quote Originally Posted by TreoDeJaneiro
    Definitely ULTRA.

    In some instances, you may not notice a difference, but in streaming video and running some apps from the card it will make a HUGE difference.
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    i got mine thru Chumbo.com $92.99 free shipping. They are now sold out. I would think that it would make a difference. I have a 4x and 12x compact flash for my digital camera and I notice that the 12x takes pictures slightly faster.
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    From 4x-12x it might since the 4x is very old and slow but there is a definite limit to what any specific device will support. 4x to 12x should be 3x faster. The ultra cards require HARDWARE support in the hardware to "kick in" the higher speed transfer just like with digital cameras. They have a xfer rate of 2.5MB/sec. I just can't see Palm building in support for hi-speed memory cards as only the very high end camera companies would do. Actually very few photo devices support the higher speed transfer cards.

    There was another (more technical) thread posted here somewhere recently explaining this. I think the limitation is due to the speed of the processor & memory bus on the Treo.

    For the small price difference though I'd still go for it I just wouldn't expect any speed improvement.
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    I can't say for sure the 650 will support a 'faster' card... but with a significantly faster processor in the 650, we should see an improvement.
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    You would see the same improvement with a slower card. To reach the maximum transfer of that card you'd be talking computer type speeds not handheld type speeds to make a difference.
    Quote Originally Posted by TreoDeJaneiro
    I can't say for sure the 650 will support a 'faster' card... but with a significantly faster processor in the 650, we should see an improvement.
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    Net, net... the faster card will perform better than a slower card.

    For the price difference, IMHO, the Ultra card is the better choice.
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    If the transfer rate is 2.5MB/sec, that'd be 20Mb/sec.

    Typical DVD quality videos stream at between 8-12Mb/sec on a PC. Since Treo doesn't have the pixels to display that high a quality, the video stream would use lower bandwidth.

    It's likely that one need both the hardware support and the application to notice the difference.
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    anyone know what the difference between the "Ultra II/III" and the "Extreme" cards is? A Thorough search of the web and sandisk's site didn't yield anything definitive (for me at least). can anyone shed some light? Thanks
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    From what I've seen, the "extreme" card works at more extremes of temperature, and may have a longer guarantee. But it is not faster. The card that will be coming out soon supposedly is faster (20mb/sec read/write vs 9write/10read on current ultra II card). But it is likely it will not really be any faster in the treo due to hardware... we'll just have to wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreoDeJaneiro
    they ream you on the shipping though. $12 for ground shipping for a product that weighs all of two grams is ridiculous.

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