The best AliExpress memory card stores sell the best SD and microSD card required by your device for storage expansion.
We know finding the best memory card for your device can be really confusing considering all the stupid and complicated jargons associated with memory cards this day. We all need memory cards to expand the storage capacity of our device. We want to record more videos, listen to more music, watch more movies and capture more beautiful moments in pictures.
Memory cards comes in different shades; therefore, one size doesn’t fit all device. Different device required specific class of memory card. A memory card required in 4K dash cam is different from a memory card required in an android phone.
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Since there are several factors to be considered before buying the right memory card for your device, we thought it would be a good idea to do a step-by-step memory card buying guide for you.
MEMORY CARDS BUYING GUIDE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
To ensure you buy the right memory card for your device, here is everything you need to know before making a purchase.
What is Memory Card?
A memory card is a storage device that provides a permanent and non-volatile medium of storing media and data files.
Types of Memory Cards
There are different types of memory cards, but for the sake of this post, we will only focus on 2.
- SD Cards – Secure Digital Cards are full size memory card with a physical dimension of 32mm x 24mm.
- microSD Cards – They are compact memory cards with a physical dimension of 15mm x 11mm. microSD cards are often called TF Cards (Trans Flash Cards) in Asia. If you here a seller on AliExpress says, TF Cards he/she is refering to microSD card.
Usually SD cards are used in DSLR cameras whereas microSD cards are commonly used in smartphones, tablets, action cameras, portable music players, GPS Map readers, GPS Finders, Car Dash Cam, drones, security cameras, baby monitors and other smaller handheld devices.
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Memory Card Formats & Capacities
- SD or microSD – Standard Memory Card. It has up to 2GB storage space using FAT 12 and 16 file systems
- SDHC or microSDHC – Secure Digital High Capacity memory cards. It has more than 2GB or less than 32GB storage using FAT32 file system
- SDXC or microSDXC – Secure Digital eXtended Capacity memory It has over 32GB but less than 2TB storage using exFAT file system.
SDHC or microSDHC memory cards are designed to meet the growing needs and demands for high resolution (HD) pictures and videos. SDHC or microSDHC cards have the same standard shape as SD or microSD cards, however, they meet the high defintion (HD) required of SD memory cards. SD or microSD cards between 4GB and 32GB capacity are usually SDHC or microSDHC memory cards.
SDXC or microSDXC memory cards are designed to also meet the growing demands for high resolution (HD) videos and pictures with a faster data transfer speed better than SDHC or microSDHC memory cards.
Memory Cards Capacity/Size
SD and microSD memory cards come in variety of storage size ranging from 4GB to 2TB. Memory cards with a storage size of 32GB and below are categorized as SDHC cards whereas memory cards with storage size of 64GB and above are termed SDXC cards.
Memory Card speed and performance
This is probably the most confusing part when it comes to buying a SD or microSD card. What the hell is the “speed class” mark written on SD or microSD cards.
In order not to totally confused you, speed class mark on SD or microSD cards are intended for video recording use. The speed class mark is an indication of the data transfer speed. For example, a 4K device required SD or microSD card that can write data at high speed.
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Below are the various SD and microSD speed classes:
Speed class refers to the rate at which a memory card read and write data without a fatal disruption for video. It is usually expressed in megabytes per seconds (MBps).
- Class 2 Card have a read and write data rate of 2 MBps
- Class 4 Card have a read and write data rate of 4 MBps
- Class 6 Card have a read and write data rate of 6 MBps
- Class 8 Card have a read and write data rate of 8 MBps
- Class 10 Card have a read and write data rate of 10 MBps
Well, SD and microSD memory cards speed class used to be this very simple until 2010 when ultra-high-speed (UHS) bus was introduced.
We now have U1 and U3 “speed class” mark on memory cards.
- U1 card provide a speed of 10 MBps
- U3 card provide a speed of 30 MBps
As if things were not already complicated yet, in 2016 a new video speed class mark was introduced to achieve a faster speeds for higher-resolution devices. This newly introduced video recording speed class are known as V class.
The following are V “speed class” mark on memory cards:
- V6 card provide a video recording speed of 6 MBps
- V10 card provide a video recording speed of 10 MBps
- V30 card provide a video recording speed of 30 MBps
- V60 card provide a video recording speed of 60 MBps
- V90 card provide a video recording speed of 90 MBps
Are you still with me on this journey or you are confused? If you are confused with the termilogies, please ask questions in the comment below, I would try my best to clarify.
BEST MEMORY CARD FOR YOUR DEVICE
I really wished, I can say “this is the best memory card to buy for your device” without knowing the device. But there is NO one-size fit all solution when buying a memory card.
The best way to make sure you get the right memory card for your device is by first reading the memory card specification for the device. Checking the required memory card for your device is super important before buying a SD or microSD memory card.
BEST ALIEXPRESS MEMORY CARD STORES
Device manufacturer usually state what type and size of memory card that is required in order to record at high resolution video or images on the device. If you buy a this Junsun 4K car dash cam on AliExpress, you would need to buy a 64GB microSD Class 10 high-endurance card.
BO CHENG STORE
Bo Cheng Store has been trading on AliExpress for 3 years with a 99.2 percent positive rating.
The store sells high quality microSD and SD cards like SanDisk Ultra, SanDisk Extreme Pro, SanDisk Extreme, SanDisk High Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo, Toshiba Exceria, Toshiba M203, Lexar 633x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar 1667x, Lexar 1800x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1066x, Lexar 2000x and Lexar 3500x.
KINGSTON OFFICIAL STORE
Kingston has been selling on AliExpres for more than 3 years with a 98.9 oercent rating. They sell microSD cards, SD cards, USB flash drive, Solid State Drives (SSD), card readers, keyboards, headsets and gaming mouses.
3C PRO STORE
3C Pro Store has been selling on AliExpress for more than 4 years with a 98.8 percent positive rating. They sell SanDisk microSD cards, Samsung microSD cards, Toshiba microSD cards and USB flash drives.
STORAGE PIONEER STORE
StoragePioneer sells Samsung Evo Plus microSD, Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo, Lexar 633x, Lexar 1667x, Lexar 1000x and lexar 2000x microSD cards.
MIXZA OFFICIAL STORE
Mixza has been trading on AliExpress for more than 5 years with a 99.1 percent positive rating. They sell USB flash drives, microSD cards, SD cards, Card Readers and SSDs.
INJOYI DIGITAL STORE
Injoyi sells quality memory cards like SanDisk, Samsung, Lexar and Kodak microSD cards.
LONDISK OFFICIAL STORE
Londisk sells quality branded microSD and SD cards on AliExpress. They have been trading on AliExpress for almost 3 years with a 99.6 percent rating.
SUNTRSI OFFICIAL STORE
SANDISK ONLINE STORE
SanDisk sells quality SanDisk microSD, SD and CF cards on AliExpress for cheap.
SanDisk has been trading on AliExpress for more than 3 years with 99 percent rating.
ELIXZ DIGITAL STORE
YUNQI DIGITAL STORE
TOSHIBA CHINA STORE