AT&T to Windows Phone 7 Users: Don't Touch That MicroSD Card

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DerfMcWoowoo

Yes, I have a Samsung Focus. Yes, I installed my own 8GB microSD card and now have 16GB of memory. I had to look at the quick start guide to figure out what to do. I remember it consisting of pressing and holding the power, volume down, and camera button for like 15 seconds. I was then prompted about formatting the card and losing all the data on it.

In the end, though, it worked like a charm.

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_Jono_

So apparently Microsoft's argument holds a little bit of weight and the microSD companies are to blame. At least in the case of Kingston. Check this article out for more details:

  h t t p  ://tinyurl . com/yk2hjoz

Also, there are a few reports on which microSD cards seem to work and oddly enough higher speed ratings dont mean a better experience. In many cases quite the opposite. The best high capacity microSD card out there in terms of consistency and reliability seems to be the class 2 SanDisk 32GB microSD. Did not figure that. This is where I got my info - 

   h t t p : / / tinyurl . com / 2gx7s6z

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Danthrax66

Bullshit, they use class4 micro sd cards in phones just get a class 6-10 and you should be good. At&t = full of shit.

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Slugbait

Incident count is skyrocketing out of control. Many of the people who wake up to just 15MB of storage are using Class 6 or higher, or they're using a 32G card...this also mean complete loss of data. Fortunately, other people only suffer performance degradation. It fully depends on which card you put in the phone.

Besides, everybody knows a SanDisk Class 2 will outperform a Kingston Class 4.

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biosc1

Absolutely agree.  This is another example of a company trying to (or wanting to) sell a "certified" product that is actually the same as the cheap product you can pick up from Monoprice or other retail outlet.

"Wait...don't touch that...because...urmm...serious side effect...chaos...you know."

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_Jono_

yea.. but do you know who makes a class 6 32GB microSD? Sandisk doesn't even make a class 4 version. The highest rating I've seen for a 32GB microSD card is class 4 from Kingston. Could someone enlighten us on what they could possibly mean by the speed rating not being the only determining factor?

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