I was going through the SDHC cards available in the market and found a really cheap card from a website offering discounted camera and photo gear. I did go through the mostly recommended San Disk SDHC cards, but would you guys suggest me to go for this Toshiba SDHC card? I haven't really come across any reviews about Toshiba memory cards. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

My intentions are to use it for HD videos mostly.

  • Just FYI, there seem to be a number of indicators that that site is a bit shady. I'd double-check. For one thing: based in Gibraltar. But beyond that, all reviews of the site I can find are very glowing but also posted with the past month, and searching turns up a large number of "planted" blog posts and search-engine-optimization drivel also within the past month. That, combined with prices you describe as "really cheap", make me skeptical. I'm not saying it's necessarily a scam, but I'd sure triple-check.
    – mattdm
    Nov 9, 2011 at 0:15
  • Yes indeed, I was and still am very skeptical about the website. To be honest, I was planning to buy my DSLR camera from there soonish. Still doubtful whether I should or not take the risk after all its not a small lump of money involved.
    – Neophile
    Nov 9, 2011 at 0:20
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    I once lost 279 pounds purchasing a computer parts on a "cheap" website thinking that I would get to save something like 30 pounds compared to other sites. I never buy from websites with no respectable reputation after that. I end up paying 299 pounds on another reputable website for what I originally wanted to buy, totaling 578 pounds for what should have been 299 pounds.
    – Gapton
    Nov 9, 2011 at 1:43
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    I'm going to go ahead and unlink the web site in question. I don't think sending traffic there is really the point. :)
    – mattdm
    Nov 9, 2011 at 4:34
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    Also worth noting that even if the company delivers on the cards, it's possible that they're pirated. False-label SD cards are quite common.
    – mattdm
    Nov 9, 2011 at 21:15

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Toshiba is a reputable company that does put out quality products. At one time they have even had claims to fame for the fastest SD cards(source). If you are looking for the cheapest of the cheap, I do not know why you are necessarily asking this question. They are not a popular brand of memory cards, so you will not find many reviews(if any). If you are concerned with speed and reliability, and not price, I would recommend Sandisk, Transcend, Kingston, or Lexar.

  • Yup, looks like its gonna be Kingston for me :).
    – Neophile
    Nov 9, 2011 at 21:42
  • You could also try getting the Toshiba cards (if you're truly set on them) from Amazon - though I got some very cheap Transcend 16GB Class 10 SD cards from Amazon recently.
    – nchpmn
    Nov 10, 2011 at 7:15
  • Was that SD or SDHC card?
    – Neophile
    Nov 10, 2011 at 9:20

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