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MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmus...

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MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

Hi, Has anyone been able to check the compatibility of different MicroSD cards with the Nokia 5310? I am looking to purchase one of these phones and immediately upgrade the card memory to the new 8Gb MicroSDHC. Certainly an ipod beater if it does. Does anyone know if this phone supports the SDHC format or is it only the old SD which max out at 4Gb? Many thanks in advance....
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Mobile Emperor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

I believe it does support SDHC as it has the latest S40v5 FP1 operating system.

Don't know if it supports 8GB cards.
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

Great news psychomania. Thanks for your reply.
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

hi, i was wondering how you went upgrading the memory...
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Mobile Emperor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic



20-Dec-2007 10:10 AM
matjabsa wrote:
hi, i was wondering how you went upgrading the memory...




You buy a micro SDHC memory card and put it in the memory card slot.

Availablity of these cards depends on your country and they are usually cheaper online.
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Counsellor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

I think he wasn't asking how to upgrade the memory rather what the outcome was for you using the microSD HC cards?

Ie. did you get the 4/6/8 GB microSD HC card working in the nokia 5310?

Cheers
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Counsellor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

Come-on somebody in the big bad world must have used the 8GB card in the 5310? Care to share.
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Counsellor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

Well I brought one (8GB) and it works. See report

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=779472&p=3#r49
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

raaaabert, so it worked with a 8 GB microSDHC card, but what about USB transfer rate with PC ? With the original 2 GB one, I only get about 700 KBytes/s (quick test with Nero), that is, quite slow to manage MP3 everyday... So I am planning to buy this class 4 microSDHC from Kingston (which the manufacturer announces as compatible with 5310) : http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsinfo.asp?root=&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=SDC4/4GB&id...
According to SDHC specifications, I should get a *minimum* transfer rate of 4 MBytes/s. But won't the phone memory or USB controllers slow it down to the 700 KB/s I have now ?

Thanks for any reply.

Stéphane, France
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03-Feb-2008 02:07 AM
mysterion wrote:
raaaabert, so it worked with a 8 GB microSDHC card, but what about USB transfer rate with PC ? With the original 2 GB one, I only get about 700 KBytes/s (quick test with Nero), that is, quite slow to manage MP3 everyday... So I am planning to buy this class 4 microSDHC from Kingston (which the manufacturer announces as compatible with 5310) : http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsinfo.asp?root=&LinkBack=&ktcpartno=SDC4/4GB&id...
According to SDHC specifications, I should get a *minimum* transfer rate of 4 MBytes/s. But won't the phone memory or USB controllers slow it down to the 700 KB/s I have now ?

Thanks for any reply.

Stéphane, France




Hi Stephane,

I'd recommend you get the Sandisk 8GB card, though the Kingston will probably be the same.

http://www.sandisk.com/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?ID=2537

It comes with an adapter that works perfectly. I did a few tests and a 6MB song file took less than a second, an entire 50MB album took only 4 seconds, so its definitely USB2.0 speeds.

Card compatibility with 5310
http://www.sandisk.com/Compatibility/Device(8643)-Nokia-5310_XpressMusic.aspx

Card Reader - Note this comes with the 8GB card
http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1386)-SanDisk_MobileMate_Micro_Readers.aspx

Enjoy, its fantastic!
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Counsellor
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

I have used a ScanDisk 8GB microSDHC card with my 5310 and have had no issues at all with it, i get a good transfer rate and no slowdown on accessing it via the phone menus, although my update of the music library took a while lol :smileyhappy:
NokIA 5310XM V5.81 - 06-02-08 - RM-303 - 8GB microSD
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Re: MicroSD card compatibility with new 5310 xpressmusic

raaaabert, you're of good advice ! With Sandisk 8 Go microSDHC card and card reader, I obtain a write speed around 14 MBytes/s. Even with the original Nokia card, it reaches 7 MBytes/s instead of the 700 KBytes/s while plugging the phone directly to the computer, ten times slower ! And with such a storage capacity, I don't have to fill the thing every day. I found the card + the reader at about 55 euros on Amazon.fr, which was in fact linking to DVD.co.uk.
Thank you !

Stéphane
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