What is a good and reliable SD Card

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My 3 month old PNY 32gb decided to give up the ghost last night. On the bright side, I only keep photos and music on it and everything is backed up to the PC so nothing is lost but had I not recently backed up, it could have been a different story.

So now I am looking for a replacement. Any opinions on brand and model that is a little more reliable?

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Re: What is a good and rekiable SD Card

PNY is usually a great band. Other good brands are Kingston (they made my pc RAM for years) Samsung and SanDisk. There are others as well.

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Sandisk Ultra or Extreme. Whatever you get, format the card in your phone.

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Just remember guys, the past couple of years have been 'rough' between SanDisk's cards and Samsung's newer devices. I've owned three different SanDisk cards with a Galaxy Note 2, an S3, and an S4 and have all failed (random unmounts, etc.). The blame used to be on SanDisk's older chips, but now it seems the phone's are also to blame.

The safest bet would be, of course, to use a Samsung card, but in my case, I went with an AData one (it turns out their chips are supplied by Samsung). So far, no issues.

Kingston is also good, I've used it before with good results but I haven't tried them with the S4 or last year's Sammy devices.
 

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Just remember guys, the past couple of years have been 'rough' between SanDisk's cards and Samsung's newer devices. I've owned three different SanDisk cards with a Galaxy Note 2, an S3, and an S4 and have all failed (random unmounts, etc.). The blame used to be on SanDisk's older chips, but now it seems the phone's are also to blame.

The safest bet would be, of course, to use a Samsung card, but in my case, I went with an AData one (it turns out their chips are supplied by Samsung). So far, no issues.

Kingston is also good, I've used it before with good results but I haven't tried them with the S4 or last year's Sammy devices.

Never had an issue here ;) and been using the same 32GB since my GS3 last year and now on the S4. Maybe I'm lucky.
 

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Samsung sd cards. I have a 32Gb one. Used it in 4 of my last phones(Evo 3D,Gs3,Gn2,Evo Lte) and still works like a champ in my Gs4.

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Thank you for the replies. Looks like the Samsung is the safe bet. Can they be bought at best buy or at&t or should I order. Probably be cheaper to order online I suppose.

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Never had an issue here ;) and been using the same 32GB since my GS3 last year and now on the S4. Maybe I'm lucky.

Maybe you are...or maybe you haven't noticed. The random unmounts/remounts happen most of the time when the screen is off. You can only tell when, suddenly, your battery life seems to drop rapidly for no apparent reason, especially if you have a ton of files in the card. Most of the time you don't lose data because the card doesn't get damaged, but last year I did hear about a couple of cases where the entire card was fried and the data was unrecoverable.
 

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Maybe you are...or maybe you haven't noticed. The random unmounts/remounts happen most of the time when the screen is off. You can only tell when, suddenly, your battery life seems to drop rapidly for no apparent reason, especially if you have a ton of files in the card. Most of the time you don't lose data because the card doesn't get damaged, but last year I did hear about a couple of cases where the entire card was fried and the data was unrecoverable.

yeah I'm part of this 'distinguished' club too. On two different s4's my ultra 32gb would randomely dismount and re-mount seemingly at its own pleasure. Most often during music play. Worked fine in other devices so it's defo a compatibility thing between sandisk and the galaxy range.

Just bought (at a much higher price damnit) a 32gb class 10 samsung today and it's all plain sailing so far....
 

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