Where best value for SD cards?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Kemp, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Kemp

    Kemp Guest

    I'm in the UK. Any recommendations where to buy a couple of 2GB SD

    I want a good price but these are more important:

    I want reliability. (Not fake branded!)

    Might use in campact camera. Approx 100x. Don't need super fast.

    Not a supplier which has no customer service or takes 5 days to despatch.

    No extra charge for delivery or handling.
    Kemp, Jul 17, 2009
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    Alex Monro Guest

    Alex Monro, Jul 17, 2009
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    PeterC Guest

    Does Crucial have them?
    PeterC, Jul 17, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    There are SD cards, and there are SDHC cards.

    SD cards are limited to 2 GB. Anything over 2 MB must be in the new
    SDHC format, which allows much greater capacity for data.

    SD and SDHC cards are physically the same size, but SDHC cards are
    electronically incompatible with devices that were originally designed
    for SD. However, you can use SD cards without problems in most
    devices that were designed for SDHC Cards.
    Bruce, Jul 17, 2009
  5. Actually they're electronically compatible, it's the driver firmware that
    is different. SD-Card devices can often be flashed with new firmware to
    make them accept SDHC. It's just a question of whether the manufacturer is
    willing to produce an update. I managed to get an updated driver for my PDA
    which now happily accepts SDHC cards when previously it wouldn't even
    register the presence of an SDHC card in the slot.
    Marty Freeman, Jul 18, 2009
  6. I would go to Asda or Tesco & buy whichever is cheaper.
    Regards Mike.
    Mike Cawood, HND BIT, Jul 18, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    ASDA and Tesco typically charge several times more than you pay at:

    Even Costco usually cannot match 7dayshop.com's prices.
    Bruce, Jul 18, 2009
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    MB Guest

    I was put off 7dayshop a few years ago when a Compact Flash card that I had
    bought from them failed well before I would expect to it to do so. They
    were no help and did not offer to replace it. I contacted the manufacturer
    and they replaced immediately.

    MB, Jul 20, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    7dayshop.com have moved on from the early days when they did have an
    at least partly justified reputation for poor customer service. I had
    some very slow deliveries. Like many others, I wasn't prepared to pay
    extra for a "post next day" service that didn't consistently deliver
    and I didn't like my credit card being charged for things that weren't
    in stock and might arrive days or even weeks later.

    But to be fair, all these concerns have been fully addressed and, in
    2009, 7dayshop.com is about as reliable a supplier as you will find.
    Bruce, Jul 20, 2009
  10. This thread had led me to place an order for a couple of SD cards from

    I had reservations about them a couple of years ago when I ordered
    something (portable reflector) that was stated as being in stock - then
    I was notified that it wasn't. 12 weeks later it arrived - only to be
    not the one ordered. They asked me to send it back, and another three
    weeks went by I got what I'd ordered!

    I'd given up on them, but what gave them some credibility in my eyes was
    the refunding of my postage costs for the returned item.

    So now I buy the odd bits and pieces, providing the value is OK and I'm
    in no hurry.

    Michael J Davis

    "I never have taken a picture I've intended.
    They're always better or worse."
    Diane Arbus
    Michael J Davis, Jul 21, 2009
  11. I got both cards today (24th) in separate envelopes. So no postage
    charges, no complaints.

    Well done 7dayshop!

    Michael J Davis


    Photography takes an instant out of time,
    altering life by holding it still. - Dorothea Lange
    Michael J Davis, Jul 24, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    Thanks for letting us know.

    There was a time when I had been so deeply disappointed with
    7dayshop.com's service that I vowed never to order from them again.
    But after many months, I relented.

    I'm pleased that I did, because the company is a useful source of a
    very wide range of items, and their service is now very reliable.
    Bruce, Jul 25, 2009
  13. Asda & Tesco prices for SD & SDHC cards actually go up and down more than
    Blackpool's Big Dipper.
    Mike Cawood, HND BIT, Jul 25, 2009
  14. Kemp

    Bruce Guest

    I know. When ASDA/Tesco prices are at their lowest, they still seem
    to charge twice as much as 7dayshop.com.

    But I'm not worried, because it's your money. Not mine. ;-)
    Bruce, Jul 25, 2009
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