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Old 10-23-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by murg View Post
I've been wondering this also...
Me too!
But I just did some research and my conclusion is that it's not easy to buy fast microSD cards. They do advertise "class" - which is max sustained read/write speed - but in random access (which is what matters for non-camera usage) it's all over the place, which higher class often (but not always) worse.

If you look at random access 4 KB-block-sized writes, various cards can achieve anything from 2 MB/s (500 blocks written per second) to 0.006 MB/s (yes, 1.5 blocks written per second).

There exists at least one Sandisk 2 GB class 2 model which is incredibly fast, and if Kobo actually ships with that model, it's going to be hard to beat.

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