1. Ripjames's Avatar
    I'm looking to upgrade the micro as card that came with my hero and was wondering what class card works best for everyone and how big can I go. The Sprint rep told me I could get a 32gb one but I thought that was new on the droid.
    11-26-2009 01:08 AM
  2. Ginbill's Avatar
    I have a class 6, 8 GB. It seems to work great. Although I have nothing to compare it too.
    11-26-2009 01:38 AM
  3. doublebullout's Avatar
    32gb is the max for the Hero too.
    11-26-2009 08:27 AM
  4. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    32 gb class 6 out of the box will work. IF you plan on rooting and installing apps on the SD card, stick with a cheaper card. One thing that doesn't get mentioned much is the fact the running apps or swap files from an SD card on any OS shortens their life by about half. Android is no exception.
    11-26-2009 03:04 PM
  5. Ripjames's Avatar
    No intention of installing apps on the sd card. Just bought a class 6 16 gb card.
    11-26-2009 03:14 PM
  6. doublebullout's Avatar
    Does the class really make much difference? I use the card for music, movies, photos, and documents. I doubt I'll ever want to install any apps to it. There seems to be some disagreement regarding the speed advantage of a class 6 card over a class 4, or even class 2. If the difference is just writing speed when the card is mounted via USB, I can live with that.
    11-27-2009 12:25 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Biggest difference is when the phone reads app data that's stored on the SD card. Honestly, a class 6 card is by no means fast when compared to data on the internal memory. Having said that, IMO a class 6 card is about 300% faster than a class 2. Never used a class 4 card, but I'd guess it would be somewhere in the middle lol.

    Since most apps will store data of some sort on the card, you will see an overall increase in the system speed using a class 6. The biggest difference will be any app (or while in the settings) that reads/writes pictures from the card. Small files (example Robodefense config ) isn't that big of an increase.

    Now please...this is all from MY EXPERIENCE. Of course HTC and Sprint haven't and probably won't ever comment on the differences.
    11-27-2009 06:32 PM
  8. coachcurtisbusse's Avatar
    What class and size card comes with the sprint hero? sry noob from BLACKBERRY
    11-28-2009 06:55 PM
  9. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    2 gig class 2
    Makes a good spare for your digicam case
    11-28-2009 07:26 PM
  10. Dailypush's Avatar
    Thought I would share from xda-developer forum.. response from HTC
    Thank you for taking the time to contact HTC America Technical Support via E-Mail with your inquiry about what class of SD card to use in your Sprint HTC Hero. My name is A.J. and I will be happy to assist you today.

    If you are looking to purchase an SD card that the device will read at its full native speed you will need to purchase a class 2. The device will read a class 4 but not at its native speeds.

    Frank, if you have any future questions about your device please feel free to visit HTC - Touch Phone, PDA Phone, Smartphone, Mobile Computer and send us another e-mail. You may also enjoy HTC Smartphone Wiki - HTC, which has a plethora of information on HTC devices, including the Sprint HTC Hero! I would also like to invite you to participate in a customer satisfaction survey located at HTC Online Survey I hope you have a great day!

    HTC America Technical Support
    A.J.
    Some have mentioned though that they have seen speeds faster then Class 2 ??
    12-03-2009 10:56 AM
  11. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Wow. That completely disagrees with what I see here running the device. I'm pretty sure it's not a placebo effect and I really do get better performance from a faster card.

    I can say for a fact that a 32G class 6 runs, as I've tried it.
    12-03-2009 04:59 PM
  12. kennyidaho's Avatar
    I personally thought that the device read my 4GB Class 6 card slower then my touch pro. When I got my 8GB Class 6 card it seemed faster.
    12-04-2009 12:53 AM
  13. Zerazac's Avatar
    Thought I would share from xda-developer forum.. response from HTC


    Some have mentioned though that they have seen speeds faster then Class 2 ??
    Ok so that last post kinda confused me a little more.
    I was thinking of getting an 8 or 16GB class 6 because I heard a class 6 would make your Hero faster. I don't want to buy one if it's not going to work properly. Advice?
    ALSO, when I do decide to swap out the cards, will I lose any data? Do I need to transfer it somehow? if so how do I do that? I have mybackup Pro and Wavesecure if that helps? Sorry for the newb questions. But any help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    01-07-2010 03:46 PM
  14. Ripjames's Avatar
    mine is a class 6 and it works fine, when i changed out the 2 mb to the new one, I just selected all and copied everything over, make sure you have hidden folders viewable though, there are a couple you wont get that certain apps put on it
    01-08-2010 02:13 AM
  15. Zerazac's Avatar
    So select all from where? From the phone somehow? Can you walk me thru step by step?
    01-08-2010 12:11 PM
  16. Ripjames's Avatar
    mount the card on your computer, R click, select all, copy to your computer, put the new card in, mount it, paste all that you just copied to it
    01-08-2010 01:36 PM
  17. Zerazac's Avatar
    ok , that's what I thought. Thanks man.
    01-08-2010 02:45 PM
  18. reagan247's Avatar
    ordered my 16GB Class 6 A-Data card from Amazon.com yesterday... will be here on the 14th, so I'll give my thoughts on speed and whatnot... God, I'm so excited to have 16GB on my Hero! haha
    01-12-2010 07:29 PM
  19. kennyidaho's Avatar
    mine is a class 6 and it works fine, when i changed out the 2 mb to the new one, I just selected all and copied everything over, make sure you have hidden folders viewable though, there are a couple you wont get that certain apps put on it
    Hidden files and directories are identified in Linux via a period in front of the file name so file.txt is not hidden while .file.txt is hidden. Last time I checked Windows (not sure how Mac handles this) was incapable of seeing these has "hidden" they just showed up like normal - except the all have periods in the file name. So if you are using Windows chances are any hidden files or folders on there which can only be seen by enabling the hidden folders / files view were probably put there by Windows. Windows seems to have a nasty habit of doing that.....
    01-13-2010 02:15 AM
  20. Ripjames's Avatar
    all of my folders with the period in front of them are shaded like a regular window file, I always have hidden folders visible and that is usually how they show up is as shaded
    01-13-2010 09:44 AM
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