Gear / Technical Help => Recording Gear => Recording Media => Topic started by: sleepypedro on August 08, 2011, 03:14:05 PM

Title: Transcend SDHC?
Post by: sleepypedro on August 08, 2011, 03:14:05 PM
I've got a Transcend 8gb / class 6 sdhc card that I've been using for years in my Edirol R09 running 24/48.  I'm looking to buy a couple more for upcoming festival use.

I read somewhere the other day that current production runs of Transcend cards aren't as trustworthy now for digital audio.  Can anyone confirm or deny?

I'm looking at this item:
Transcend 8 GB Class 6 SDHC Flash Memory Card TS8GSDHC6E, currently $11.99 on amazon.com.
Title: Re: Transcend SDHC?
Post by: Fried Chicken Boy on August 08, 2011, 06:07:39 PM
I can't personally vouch for the reliability of Transcend SD cards as I've never used them, but I have heard the occasional report from a few different people that they don't play nice with some digital recorders and other devices.  Write errors, won't format properly or the card just unexpectedly goes teats-up.  That's been enough to keep me away from buying that brand.

I can tell you that I've used PNY (16gb, class 6), Kingston (8gb, class 4) and Sandisk (4gb, class 2) SDHC cards in my Edirol recorders for the past 3+ years and have never had a single bit of trouble with any of them.  On that note, there's a Kingston 8gb, class 4 MicroSD card listed on Amazon and Newegg that comes with an full-size SD adapter for around the same price as the Transcend.  The Kingston cards work well with Edirol recorders and, should you ever need it for a device that uses MicroSD cards (ie: Sony M-10), you can use it for that, too.

edit: added SD card sizes and classes