Durn, BestBuy Raised Their Prices on EVO+ microSD

I searched around and the Samsung EVO+ 32 GB seemed to be the fastest SD card for the money with the rPi. Looking at a bunch of vendors I'll do business with BestBuy had the best price at $9.99 with free shipping. I thought I'd save the trouble of shipping and get it at the store, so I went in yesterday and damn if they hadn't raised their price to $15 overnight! I went back online and even the BestBuy ebay listing at $9.99 was gone. :P

I can find it for around $13 at other online vendors, but I'll have to wait a couple of weeks for the slow shipping from China. I guess I'm just pouting that I didn't get it for $10.

Any other good microSD for the rPi 2 and 3?

I'm also still watching MicroCenter for the rPi zero. I'd like to get at least one of them and I'm definitely not willing to pay for the "kits" to get one. The whole point is the low price, low power and small size so they can be used as embedded processors.

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I've had a generally good experience with SanDisk SD cards.

I use them in cameras and my glider's navigation system as well as with my RPi and haven't had any problems that I can recall.

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Thanks for the advice. I am going for speed here and there is data showing the Samsung EVO+ to be near the top of the heap. I can get one online for a bit above the $10 price. I was just frustrated with the price rise from the time I saw it online and the time I got to the store. Makes you want to not use the brick and mortar stores at all.

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On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:24:35 -0400, rickman declaimed the following:

Whereas I've seen one web page where the prior generation (a 16GB EVO - no +) ranked 4th in a sample of 5 cards. It may have had top speed for streaming single large files, but tended to fall behind once you got to small files and fragmentation, and writing vs reading...

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The Samsung EVO is a good fast card for the RPi, and it fails gracefully by going read only, which is important as all cards will fail sooner or later when used day in day out for a local filing system.

The SanDisk Class 4 cards are really good, lower headline large transfer speeds which the RPi can't get near anyway, but stellar random I/O performance. Compared to a SanDisk class 10 it boots (random read heavy) in 2/3 time, and a large dist-update (random write heavy) is twice as fast.

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Is that true of the SanDisk class 4 cards across the sizes?

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Rick
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I can only speak for the 16GB ones I've bought, but from past experience I'd expect the 8GB to behave identically.

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I was thinking more of the 32 GB cards. One thing I know about SD cards is that all brands are consistently inconsistent.

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Rick
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Oh, yeah. I'm looking for a microSD card too. I've found review that I later realized were for the SD cards which may or may not be different.

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I use micro SD in all the Pi's now, even other older ones.

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According to the guff with my dashcam (which uses MicroSD) we shouldn't be misled by higher numbers. Class 10 is not necessarily better. Class 4 happens to be what they recommend. Says not to use Class 10.

I also always buy SanDisk when I can.

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Where does it say not to use class 10? What exactly is "guff"? Here giving someone guff means giving them a problem.

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In the instructions for my dashcam. It says use class 4, SanDisk if possible. It says don't use Class 10.

Well, here (75 miles from where the subject of this group was invented) guff is sometimes used as a colloquial synonym for "bumf". It's more office slang. It is also used instead of "fart" and "nonsense".

Sorry if my English is a bit too English. ;-)

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How is a dash cam related to an rPi? Why would they have similar requirements?

The benchmarks I saw put the 32GB EVO plus near the top of the heap. It's not at much of a price premium and while Bestbuy had it on sale (well, it's *always* on sale, they just change the sale price one week to the next without mentioning how long any price will last) it was actually a good bargain too.

Everyplace has slang. Using it in an international conversation isn't conducive to being understood.

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Definitely = bumf(luff)

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On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:37:31 +0100, Tim Hill declaimed the following:

Strange -- streaming video is exactly what Class-10 is optimized to handle... Though maybe the dash-cam resolution is low enough to not require Class-10, so the typically cheaper costing cards are recommended.

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Full HD.

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Who are Bestbuy?

This is an "international conversation [it] isn't conducive to being understood".

Plonk.

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Too stupid to use google?

Except by those who can't use a web browser..

Well exactly.

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For SD cards, I usually get pricing info from Amazon & NewEgg, print it, and then go to the local BB store to get a competing price.

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