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X Speed Ratings: SLC vs MLC,?[edit]

Probably, a thing related to speed ratings of SD cards is the SLC vs MLC issue. Although it is almost never mentioned by SD cards distributors, it seems the critical factor impacting access times, write and read speed, as well as the media durability. I'm absolutely not any kind of expert here, I just wanted to give a hint, hoping it's usefull for soemone more knowledgable. I can't say what is the link between 60, 133, 150x etc. ratings and the SLC/MLC, but there is something on here it seems. Or are the MLC not present on the market anymore?

Searching for "slc mlc sd" gives eg. this document: The Samsung SLC NAND Flash Advantage.

Compatibility section[edit]

I think there should be a separate section on compatibility, e.g. between SD and MMC cards, the issue with 2GB and larger SD cards, etc.


Disputed: 32 GB FAT32 limit[edit]

§ exFAT filesystem says that some SDXC host devices reject FAT32 file systems larger than 32 GB. That's been marked as needing a citation since September 2017 and although it's certainly possible (software may be arbitrarily perverse), it seems remarkably unlikely. Any objection to replacing it with a weaker statement that since such a file system violates the specification, it's not guaranteed to work? 209.209.238.189 (talk) 08:23, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Rename to SD card[edit]

Per WP:COMMONNAME, the term "SD card" is arguably more used and easily more recognizable than "Secure Digital". I think the article's title should change to reflect this.~ Arkhandar (message me) 17:24, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

On Google Trends, for example, it's clear that Secure Digital is far from the common name; it's beyond residual compared to SD card. I'm going to go ahead and WP:BOLD this change. ~ Arkhandar (message me) 17:32, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 8 February 2019[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved  — Amakuru (talk) 17:21, 15 February 2019 (UTC)



Secure DigitalSD card – Per WP:COMMONNAME, the term "SD card" is arguably more used and easily more recognizable than "Secure Digital". On Google Trends, for example, it's clear that Secure Digital is far from the common name; it's beyond residual compared to SD card. ~ Arkhandar (message me) 17:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Support move. This one's so obvious that I'm not sure how it hasn't already been done. ONR (talk) 19:26, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. The acronym is more common and the meaning is not common knowledge, as is USB (and USB flash drive) which are rightfully located at the acronym. I, too, am amazed that there has been no previous RM. Lazz_R 21:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per WP:COMMONNAME. Rreagan007 (talk) 05:17, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per WP:COMMONNAME. Calidum 03:12, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Article titles, "When titling articles in specific fields, or with respect to particular problems, there is often previous consensus that can be used as a precedent."

Article name examples:

  • "MMC card" article is named MultiMediaCard, it isn't an acronym, and doesn't have the word "card" in it.
  • "CF card" article is named CompactFlash, it isn't an acronym, and doesn't have the word "card" in it.
  • "MS card" article is named Memory Stick, it isn't an acronym, and doesn't have the word "card" in it.
  • "SM card" article is named SmartMedia, it isn't an acronym, and doesn't have the word "card" in it.
  • "I2C bus" article is named I²C, and doesn't have the word "bus" in it.

SbmeirowTalk • 20:56, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the input. I should note though that all of the examples you've provided are considerably niche when compared to the SD card. I would argue that the SD card is almost at the same level of notability as USB, and as is, the article is not name "Universal Serial Bus". ~ Arkhandar (message me) 11:39, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
Quit picking your favorite thing to rename. Either rename all of the card articles or none. • SbmeirowTalk • 17:53, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
@Sbmeirow: I don't have a "favorite thing", and that's not how it works... ~ Arkhandar (message me) 01:47, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
There is such a thing as article name uniformity on Wikipedia for many topics. • SbmeirowTalk • 08:03, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
A few points:
  • You missed "XD Card" which is actually under the article named xD-Picture Card - it IS an acronym AND has the word "card" in it.
  • MMC doesn't have "card" in the title as that would be MultiMediaCard Card, a tautology
  • Memory Sticks were never referred to as cards - I don't remember having seen "Memory Stick Cards" as it simply doesn't sound right.
As there is at least one example of Memory cards where the article uses and acronym & has the word "card" in the title, I see no reason for this change to not go ahead • Ian Devlin • 18:01, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

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 Implemented @Old Naval Rooftops, Lazz R, Rreagan007, and Calidum: please update the article's lead and infobox accordingly. --Ahecht (TALK
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