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twnty3svn
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Flash cards better than USB?

I read that John says that for some cards that ture. I was looking at getting a new usb (nothing slower than a 20X speed), but if flash is better, should i get fast flash SD card and reader instead?

I was looking at getting the Transcend JetFlash 110 2GB Flash Drive, which Tomshardward has recomended, and speed test suggest this too. But i've done a bit of searching and found that a 2gb SD + Reader is acutally chapaper. I'm no worried about price, rather performance and portability.

Whats everyones thoughts?

*Sorry i posted this on another post, but thought it's probably more relevant as a new topic,

John T. Haller
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No, I didn't

I said that flash-based devices are usually faster than those mini 5GB portable hard drives. By USB... I'm guessing you mean a USB key... aka USB thumbdrive... aka USB flash drive. USB sticks drives use flash ram.

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misinterpreted......

sorry, misinterpreted your reply. thanks for the clarifaction.

however i'm still curious to konw if there is any performance differnce between the USB thumbdrive and flash card ie. SD.

any thoughts?

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No

It all depends on the flash ram used. It varies greatly. But similar speed flash ram will work about the same in SD, Compact Flash or a USB thumbdrive (assuming a good controller in the USB drive and the card reader)

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