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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:03 AM

Which one is better for every day use of watching movies and listening to the music on the computer, Secure digital or USB flash drive and why? I am looking for something that will last a long time and will not fail me. I want something like a 32Gig drive. What are you thoughts?

Edited by bigdog1100, 15 May 2012 - 09:03 AM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:14 AM

You don't have a choice actually because although SD cards can be used as a storage device, they don't support computer ATA signalling and therefore cannot be used as playback devices.

In addition, all SD cards incorporate DRM which prevents the card being used as a storage medium for protected content.

#3 bigdog1100

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Thank you.

I was actually able to run some videos on my computer using USB jack that has SD slot on the other end. I was thinking about family pictures and videos I can carry with me on the card through out the day and play them. So it is not necessarily protected content. My main concern however, will SD card stop working or deteriorate over a short period of time?

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

SD life cycle is about 100,000 writes, so I don't think that's anything to be concerned about.

I think the main problem with them is their size. Because they're so small, they can get lost very easily and where family photos and movies are concerned, these things are irreplaceable. At least with USB stick, you can chain it to your keyring.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:16 AM

Ok. Thank you.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

You're welcome.




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