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13th April 2014, 03:01 PM   |  #1  
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Hello,


Just ordered a Note Pro 12.2.
Now I need an SD card and not sure which one to buy.
I want a 64gb one with the top performance (read/write speeds), should I get San Disk or Samsung?

Also, should I get a screen protector or is it useless?


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13th April 2014, 06:39 PM   |  #2  
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I have the SanDisk, but the Samsung would be fine as well.

I am normally against screen protectors, but have ordered the MIME one as the Note Pro is not Gorilla Glass.
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14th April 2014, 01:49 AM   |  #3  
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I have the SanDisk, but the Samsung would be fine as well.

I am normally against screen protectors, but have ordered the MIME one as the Note Pro is not Gorilla Glass.

I didn't know this, so what material is the screen made of, and any idea how scratch proof it is?
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Originally Posted by tomic888

Hello,


Just ordered a Note Pro 12.2.
Now I need an SD card and not sure which one to buy.
I want a 64gb one with the top performance (read/write speeds), should I get San Disk or Samsung?

Also, should I get a screen protector or is it useless?


Regards,

NeoXx

I have both the Samsung and the San Disk. I can't tell the difference in operation.


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14th April 2014, 03:51 AM   |  #5  
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I didn't know this, so what material is the screen made of, and any idea how scratch proof it is?

Samsung doesnt specify what the screen material is. It likely could be gorilla glass even though they dont say it. It seems rather resilient to me and considering they use gorilla glass on everything else the make......but I also ordered the mime. I want to use mine without a flip cover.

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Samsung doesnt specify what the screen material is. It likely could be gorilla glass even though they dont say it. It seems rather resilient to me and considering they use gorilla glass on everything else the make......but I also ordered the mime. I want to use mine without a flip cover.

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It's Gorilla Glass 3.
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19th June 2014, 06:18 AM   |  #8  
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I got the SanDisk 128GB microSDXC. It offers a ton of storage with quick transfer speeds. It has been reliable and comes with an adapter in case you want to transfer files to and from a PC. I haven't tried a Samsung one, but I can tell you that Sandisk has been good in my experiences. Got mine for sale on Amazon for $100. Normally I think it's around $130 but I'm sure you can find a deal somewhere.

Also, I have a screen protector from BoxWave. It is pretty good and very affordable. I personally would not risk it, especially if you're ike me and plan to use this tablet/stylus for drawing. Scratches and scuffs will cause distractions while creating an image and maybe even interfere with your drawing depending how deep the scratch may be. Be aware that you probably will want to switch out the rubber nib on the stylus for the plastic one since pretty much all screen protectors create more friction unless you get a really expensive glass screen protector, or a high quality hard plastic one.
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This is an old thread and I had answered a similar question in a more recent one. For others looking for a fast 64GB card I'd recommend the Sandisk Extreme Plus or the Extreme Pro. There IS a difference in performance between those and the cheaper cards for those who care about transfer speeds. Key to picking IMO is to find cards with high rated write speeds. The Extreme Plus line is rated by Sandisk as having up to 50MB/s write speed, 80MB/s read speed. Looking at their specs on Sandisk's site one will notice that they do NOT rate the write speed of their Sandisk Ultra Class 10 cards. Instead they'll just say "Write speed lower" when compared to their 40MB/s read speed.

Having one of the 64GB Extreme Plus and one 64GB Ultra I did some testing with USB 2.0 and 3.0 cables from a windows 7 workstation by timing file transfers to my Note Pro. Results are in the other thread linked below.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...80&postcount=8

These are simple timed tests and they're clearly geared towards larger file transfers. Most memory will slow down significantly for random writes of very small files. For all I know the tables would turn in random small writes but since that's not what I do with external microSD I care not to test that.

Bottom line from my experience is that between a Sandisk Ultra (or other comparable Class 10 card) and the higher end Extreme Plus cards you will see significant improvement in transfer speed even on USB 2.0. For those like me who are impatient the nearly 2x cost upfront is a gift that will keep on giving for a long time down the road. My one wish is that they'd come out with larger capacity ones than just 64GB. I'm excited for the future when these faster high capacity cards come down in price and become the norm.

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