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Best place to get microsd

cheneg 15 10 August 16, 2016 at 10:28 AM
Which place should I purchase 128gb Microsd Samsung brand? No fakes.i will be using in IP camera.diffeence between orange and red card?

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Which place should I purchase 128gb Microsd Samsung brand? No fakes.i will be using in IP camera.diffeence between orange and red card?
Personally I would only buy major name brands from known retailers. Buy Sandisk, Lexar, or Samsung from retailers like Amazon, Newegg, or photo stores like Adorama or B&H Photo. If you're looking for a buy it now local dealer most of the electronics departments (Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc.) will have something, but you will pay a premium.

The difference between orange, red, black or other classifications of cards is the read/write speed of the card. If you're taking 4K video or burst pictures it might matter - for standard IP camera (assuming it's just taking HD or even 720p video - or even just stills every few seconds) you can probably get by with any of the speeds that are currently offered. I would check the IP camera requirements for their minimum recommended read/write speeds.

Brands to avoid - anything that's a Chinese off brand (like Adata)
Deals to avoid - anything that sounds too good be true
Places to avoid - eBay or any relatively unknown internet dealer

If you can wait there's generally front page deals that pop-up here every few weeks for Sandisk or Samsung.
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Personally I would only buy from

Personally I would only buy major name brands from known retailers. Buy Sandisk, Lexar, or Samsung from retailers like Amazon, Newegg, or photo stores like Adorama or B&H Photo. If you're looking for a buy it now local dealer most of the electronics departments (Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc.) will have something, but you will pay a premium.

The difference between orange, red, black or other classifications of cards is the read/write speed of the card. If you're taking 4K video or burst pictures it might matter - for standard IP camera (assuming it's just taking HD or even 720p video - or even just stills every few seconds) you can probably get by with any of the speeds that are currently offered. I would check the IP camera requirements for their minimum recommended read/write speeds.

Brands to avoid - anything that's a Chinese off brand (like Adata)
Deals to avoid - anything that sounds too good be true
Places to avoid - eBay or any relatively unknown internet dealer

If you can wait there's generally front page deals that pop-up here every few weeks for Sandisk or Samsung.
3rd party amazon sellers would be one to avoid as well. Adata isn't a bad company, they make pretty solid SSD's but I woudl agree for a flash card they would not be my first pick.

My concern for a IP camera is the card being written to all the time and it being "used up" essentially. What about a smaller card thats cheaper?
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My concern for a IP camera is the card being written to all the time and it being "used up" essentially. What about a smaller card thats cheaper?
I would not be too concerned about that....I have cards running for years on motion detection where there is motion at least 8-12 hours a day without issue...a larger card will make it last longer as well as there will be less total rewrites...
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newegg would always be a good place to look. agree with willow to stay away from chinese fake brands.
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