Review: SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Card

16 GM microSDHC
By Joseph Holder on 1 Mar 2011 12:00 pm EST

One lucky member of the CrackBerry Nation will win one of these.  Read on for details. 

Did you know that your BlackBerry is a voracious, memory-eating machine? Stills and videos taken with your BlackBerry camera, ringtones, music, email attachments, and even emails themselves take up memory. You need a memory card. To get the full use of the multimedia powers of your BlackBerry, you're going to need some space.

Once, I figured 8 gigabytes of storage would be enough. Then I started added entire albums, entire anthologies of work - twenty-six albums take up a bit of room. Digital backups of shows I own on DVD - every Simpsons DVD to date - take up their share of room, too. With 16 gigabytes of memory, I can store over 2,500 6-megabyte MP3's or more than 80 half-hour shows (about 175 MB each).

San Disk is a name I trust and with's reputation, I know the card is good. Twice, I've been burned by bad memory cards bought on ebay. Never again. The 16 GB strikes a nice balance of providing lots of space without breaking the bank. I know I'll certainly put it to good use.

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Well, i am gonna have there some TIziano Ferro and some Gigi D'alessio and also Alessandra Amoroso :D


South Park, South Park, South Park and did i say SOUTH PARK


I have over 95,000 songs on my external hard drive and I would love to fit more on the torch. Maybe even try and stick Seasons 1 through 13 of south park on there.

Drew Oswalt

too many movies to list. :D


I'm going to put in all my samurai 7 anime on them and watch it on my BB!


I would probably put a bunch of Podcasts from Kevin Smith and Adam Carolla on mine. As well as a bunch of albums from Muse, Coldplay, etc. Please let me win!


I'd put my collection of Married, With Children on it :)


I'd like to add more pics, videos, and music.


i would through all my reggae songs, crackberry podcasts because they r always useful,


Podcasts! CB, Stuff You Should Know et al., and 3 Wine Guys.


A few classic rock discographies and of course my entire archive of personal videos


I will store all the seasons of Two man and a half !!! :)) And of course many of my favorite mp3s :)


Bluegrass galore!!! Oh hell yeah 16GB of roots music!


i'd put some murs, kid cudi, robin thicke, daft punk, pepper.. i'm talking discographies here. :)


Put on all the Metal that I have on mp3 (Machine Head,Slipknot etc) and then some Star Trek and some Robot chicken for laughs.


Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Dirks Bentley, Tim McGraw...


Music videos! Lots of them!


A few RUSH songs and videos of my little girl.


If I were to win I would put some queen, tom petty and the who, you know! The classics :)


Monty Python, Mr. Show, n Sublime.


A bitta Oxygene and some Jessie J perhaps oh and all of the Sex and The City episodes of course!


I would have some seriously wonky electronica on there along with Blade Runner & Inception :)


I love Eric Clapton's music, and some old-schoold bands from the US. My memory card now is 8Gb and it's going to be out of space if I keep putting more video clip and music audio flie on that. Give me please!


Lot's of Opera and Musicals in *flac format so I get the best Audioquality out of my Blackberry!


I would put Korn disturbed and photos and movies of my beautiful asian wife on it!


I use my blackberry for all my mobile media needs, its my primary media player as I couldn't be bothered with using an iPod any more. As someone with several hundred gigabyte of music, my 8Gb SD barely cuts it.


i love to have sandisk.


Gotta have Samantha James, Californication, and Spartacus comes to mind for mobile entertainment!


I would be putting as many songs as i can from my 8687 songs library on it :P my 2 gb card is way to small -.-


I would be putting as many songs as i can from my 8687 songs library on it :P my 2 gb card is way to small -.-


1001 copies of Justin Bieber's first album. The most inspiring, technically gifted and melodic music my sweet ears have ever heard!


I am a big time Rock n roll lover....I will definitely be putting Metallica, ACDC, Linkin Park, Kid Rock, System of a down, Evanescence, Apocalytica, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, 3 Doors down, Papa roach, Staind, and so many more. I love Rock, it is for everyone. I am not really into all that rap and love stuff. I like some of them but mainly I like ROCK. It is something I can relate to.


I'd put everything from Tupac, Biggie, Rakim. and all my favorite movies like Titanic, need plenty of room for that one ......anyway let me win team. and whoever reads all these comments has one heck of a job. good work team


Lots of different music, plus episodes of World At War!


- would do sooo much with a 16gb memory card, right now my 4gb is full and I can't add anything else. - would add Adele's 21 Chris Brown;s FAME, Jennifer Hudson's I Remember Me, Tinie Tempah's Disc-overy and Jessie J's Who You Are!!! As you can see, I would need a lot of space lol :)


Justin beiber music !!


MY HUGE collection from iTunes, lots of pop, hip-hop and rnb songs !
116 albums, over 300 songs and still growing, podcasts and tv shows!
Countless video clips and movies (Don't forget it can also be used as a DiskOnKey), A BUNCH of mails and stuff!


I would use my card to put podcasts on and do more caching of Slacker radio


I would use the card to carry all 5 seasons of Absolutely Fabulous...the best BBC comedy EVER!!!
And watch them all whenever my job gets me down.


I would would put my favorite anime episode and a large assortment of my favorite songs!


i wouls store all different kinds of music, pictures, and videos on that card!!


I would store all my self-help videos and Jrock MP3s on the card.


Music definitely, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, Neyo and many more! Video recordings & pictures as well.


I would put a variate of music and music videos on it. It would definitely include The Black keys, Godsmack, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin.


I'd store of all Nas albums, Mariah Carey, Miguel, 50, dance music, and alot of old school rap and r&b!


You're right! 8gb just isn't enough.


Man, I've been dying to buy a memory card. I would store my anime on my Curve 8530. Gotta be an otaku on the go!


Every Dexter, Walking Dead, and Firefly episode I have. It will be my dork media card.


Geeez, with a 16g MicroSD the possibilities are endless (sorta!)


id fill my card up with techno, movies, and more slacker radio cache's then one person should probably ever need!


I would put episodes of East Bound And Down, The Wire and some tunes.


No more deleting! Fingers crossed :)


I would back up my home movies on to the SanDisk...


Only have about a GB of music so far, just don't have the time right now to watch video on the BB.



For videos: I will load The good wife season 1
and for music: the Black Eyed Peas newest album!


I'd have to put on some Curb Your Enthusiasm and Breaking Bad. As for music, I gotta go with lots of Queens of the Stone Age.


Music? We'd load up our entire library, or as much as would fit. This consists of jazz = Django Reinhardt to Miles to Keith Jarrett to the Marsalis family to Lenny Breau to Herbie Hancock and on and on; classical =the big three to opera to chamber music to modern masters and much, more; R&B and soul = mostly sixties and seventies soul + Stevie; world music = eclectic mix from northern and southern Africa; folk = mostly Canadian but some American; and a bunch more, including new artists in all areas . We are music freaks!!!


episodes from fringe will be my primary storage


I would have Firefly on there, and "Serenity". Well, and just about everything else I own!


I would put the entire Beatles collection on it, also the Richard Pryor collection too.


I listen to music on my bb bold........more space is the best


Coldplay, R.E.M. and Springsteen. Tons of pictures of my children and beautiful wife. Videos of the same.


I'd put Sparticus Gods of the Arena, some James Brown, my Entire 2Pac collections, Temptations, Ray charles, african music and lots of family pictures.


i'd put all of my podcasts, Britney Spears music and videos, movies and all the files i need for school! :D


I have a 500 gb mp3 library, I'd load that thing up and rotate all my music through it if I had it! From abba to zoolander sound track yeah!


Traditional Irish music


That would be awesome, I'd love to be able to put my whole music and pictures library.

Thanks to offer that


I'd like to play music videos while in the car, conected to the AUX, it'll look like I have a small screen. Hahaha, sounds awesome!


I purchased a Sandisk 16GB card from Ebay and everytime I get around 4gb of used memory it stops working and says the card is corrupt and asks me do I want to format the card all over again. I then reformat and spend all the time putting my media back and it does it again. These ebay sellers that are auctioning off junk should be banned from life! I'd love to win this card, and not just because I need one, but because I wouldn't have no worries about it's authenticity coming str8 from Crackberry. I would put my some of my fav episodes of Southpark on it and the new Bruno Mars CD. (Wasn't sure if my last post sent so I'm sending


I would put new music on it. Download the mp3 albums online.


I would store music to help me get through school (such as Daft Punk :), a few movies to watch with my wife during our upcoming plane trips to visit family, several episodes of my favorite podcasts ( included, of course), my portfolio of pictures, pictures of family, application backups...

16GB would really make a lot of things possible!


Lots of Beatles music and video clips.


I would put videos of my children on this.


wow thats nice! I would put there my Amon Tobin's collection and some of the M.A.S.H. series :-)


Music for now but I got a child on the way and I would love lots of pictures and videos since I'm going to be joining the military


PODCASTS! I am a paramedic and work long shifts. I have many instances where we don't have any calls. Podcasts help me pass the time.


I'd back up all my music and my favorite TV Series!


I would use it to store all of my snuff films :)


I would put all the 2live crew videos I could find!


16GB... would put my 80s cartoons in it... perfect for the long ride on the bus


Episodes of The Walking Dead and zombie movies!


I'd be putting my epi's of Coronation Street, Criminal Minds & General Hospital on mine so I can watch on my 2 hour commute to work each day (4 hours total I travel)>>>>>


The first four seasons of The West Wing!


I need more space for my movies.


I want one of these so I can put the entire collection of metallica on it and some top gear ohhh-yeah


I'd put my daughter's movies on there. She loves mickey mouse and baby einstein videos, and I'm always running out of room.


Crackberry Podcasts of course!


i'll put glee, the vampire diaries, and pretty little liars!


Well I would really use this out! I got 4GB and it's horrible to have to sync everything and keep my podcast archive on the phone quite limited =(


I have a lot of videos of my grandchildren and a lot of photos.


with only a 2gb mem card in my 9780 im limited to how much music and videos i can have. with the 16 or 32 gb mem card i can add more of my favorite bands and even more of my favorite shows. i like all kinds of music too anything from Drake to Disturbed. Im also a big Law & Order SVU fan and there on season 12 right now lol not to mention im a HUGE Hockey Fan!!!!! Being able to have room for the video clips i take on my phone from the games i go to would be AMAZING!!!


Well hopefully I can win one of these as well. Keep em comin CrackBerry :P


I would def put all 3 godfathers on it and kill time all day long while i'm out! as well as my music collection.


It would be good for my MJ and buddha bar collection...


I would carry all my TV series with me during travel!


I would store twice as much music as I can on my 8 gig card. :)


Let's see.... well over 1600 music files, approximately 8gb of full length converted movies plus custom ringtones and CB podcasts to boot....yup, I could definitely utilize this well. Hook me up CB!!!


I just got into watching Arrested Development. I would put the first few seasons on there, as well as my massive library of thousands of songs, even though theres probably only 200 that listen to regularly.

Also a few of my favorite podcasts to round out the list. I'm not a big photo person on my phone because I prefer to use my DSLR Canon camera instead. The camera on my Storm 2 just doesn't compete.


Finally..all my Linkin Park, Metallica, POD, and podcasts can fit in all one snazzy lil card!!


I usually transfers all the tracks from the cd's i bought and songs i downloaded to my blackberry!


Will be putting the latest chart songs which keeps me entertained and going......


Bob Marley (Reggae), Jungle Brothers(Old school house music), Stone Temple Pilots (Grunge), Machel Montano (Calypso), etc. etc.


I would put on all my red hot chili peppers albums


16 gigs would be twice a good as the 8 gig card I have now.



All of my Jazz and Japanimation would go on this card! Good luck to all.


I could always use more.


Videos and photos of my kid as well as those of my girlfriend. Additionally, my entire celtic punk mp3 collection


Winning! Defeat is not an option...Pick me please!


Who doesn't need more storage! I love carrying my music around with me on the BB. The more the merrier and happier camper I would be!


I'd put a total mix of "my" music and my kid's current music on it. We love to sing!


If I'll own this SD card, I'll definately put all my music collection - tons of 80's, 90's music also trance and hiphop, I love different styles of music. Also, I'll finish watching the last seasons of friends & two and a half men..


I would put all my Ayreon albums and Star One albums on it and also some movies for those long trips.


I'll take one. My music collection is outgrowing my 8GB card.


if i had one, i would upload my Modern Family collection on it, what a great show!!


Sounds good to me, I would put "In this Moment's" new album on in, The Star Crossed Wasteland. Otherwise known, as best cd, I've heard in a long time.


Blues, lots o blues
Sadly, for movies--lectures


If I had one of these it would be an easier tasks deciding which of my 70 or so movies and 20gb's of music I could put on my phone.


I'd put the complete Firefly onto this card. Win!


I'd put a wide variet of music, from Mumford and Sons to Kid Cudi. Then I'd record more videos of my 1 year old daughter!


Gotta put as many episodes of House on there as possible!


It would have to be epsiodes of American Dad! They actually look really good on by 9700 screen!


i would put all of jayz's albums


I need roooooooom for seasons of TV! I have no cable!


I would put all my podcasts and music albums on it. Diana Krall, Kanye West, Black Star, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and of course Lupe Fiasco's LASERS album when it drops on March 8.


Definitley would store as much of my complete series of LOST and a bunch of other randoms on there!


My fave playlists from my extensive itunes library... too many to list! :)


I'd love this so I could have a longer play list and not feel the need to carry an mp3 player along with my phone. I never use video on it now because I don't have room to store them. A larger SD card would be SO nice!


I gotta put Jamiroquai, Muse, and Radiohead in that!


Sweet! My 8gb is about full. Was just looking at larger cards.


I have over 8 GB of music I hardly ever listen to because I'm not home. With this I can take it ALL with me. (Then I would have trouble deciding what to listen to, of course)


Orginal Transformers Animated Seasons 1-4 (well beyond 16GB), so a season at a time.


I would put kid movies on it, and have spare room for all my MP3's.


Music, podcasts and sync my entire document backup folder from my hardrive... 16GB more Blackberry goodness and Crackberry content in my pocket!


That would be one PHAT mem card!

Would love to win one!

Thanks, CB!



Home videos of the babies!


I would fill it up with porn lol just kidding or am i hahahaha


Ok, not the entire collection but maybe a tenth of it! I could also keep many more pictures of my baby girl right on the Blackberry!


IMHO - you can never have too much storage space on any divice. I would put my everything on 16GB card. Besides - the larger the card - the snappier your device will be.

Pleace pick me!



With a 16GB card I would be able to put most of my music and some podcasts so I could stop lugging around both my Blackberry and my iPod.


I would download all the how to videos from


I have a lot of home tennis vids that would have a nice, portable home on my BB!


I would put my Justice league collection and watch that on my lunch time at work


I would store some Dinosaur Jr. And probalbly download some stuff I've lost over the years. Lots of family pictures.


All of pink floyd, the who, U2 and Billy Joel :)


I'd use it to store a wide variety of music from emo/punk to alternative Jazz. Probably music like Fink, Lady Antebellum, Lil Wayne. etc. And Have Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (Epic Movies).


Green day, Foo fighters...and Monty Python's Flying Circus!


I would store everything I wanted too, Finally!!


I would put all of family guy on my BB


Everything on my iPod and get rid of my apple products.


Me. I would put most of my music library on it and what ever TV show I am currently watching. Right now it would be Being Human.


More video's and stills of family and friends and Texas local country musicians and christain rock/pop


Joseph Holder is the bomb-dizzle.... this will let me schelp more porn around...


Entourage and Sons of Anarchy for when I'm at the gym!


Wuauuu!!!.... I NEED This!.
I would put my "base listening": tons of blues/rock like Chris Duarte, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Joanne Shaw Taylor, etc. more the "soul side": Marvin Gale, Jhon Black, Isley Brother... and the tons of "music review" that I listen in my "return to home".

More?... pictures & videos!


nothing better than the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Guns And Roses, and Led Zeppelin. For video i would put the whole family guy season 5 and pictures of my wedding, yes even the ones of my in laws...


I'd crank up the stations that I could cache with Slacker Radio....


WOW I would actually be able to store all of mp3 collection, or at least the ones that I list to regularly, and hopefully still have room for my podcasts and some pictures !! :)


Everything! All my lil wayne, brad paisley, and staind music!


i have soo many pictures of family, friends, and especially my dogs! And i definitely need a new memory card for my 5000+ songs!


i would use it on my wives laptop as a solid state drive it is struggling for space and an extra 16 would be nice.


more memory is always good


I'll take one please. I only use Sandisk in my digital canera and my Garmin GPS units.


As much of my Jazz collection as I could squeeze onto the card.


Would make me happy :)


Def throw some Made in heights and armin van buuren on there. Prob some movies too haha


I would store movies for my son to watch, so i can eat at a restaurant in peace while he sits still for once!!!


Ah! All the music I could finally put on my BB! I hate when traveling and Pandora or Rhapsody loses connection. #silence.


TV shows (Charmed, Dexter, Big Bang Theory), Pics (too much BBM sharing :P), some music for the daily bussing, and some University work (reports, code, etc.)

Variety is the Spice of life! Long live Blackberry smartphones!


My family pics, my podcasts, the entire series of Lost.


This would allow me to put more music on my BB.


as many episodes of Grey's Anatomy as possible! or ... all the albums by The Foreign Exchange, John Legend, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott! Neo-soul lives!


I would finally be able to fit my favorite music albums on it


Finally i can put all my mp3's and videos here, also my pdf documents from work, save for info from my emails, pictures from both work and personal stuff, just download anything i like on the web, a very useful tool for my everyday use :) Thanks Crackberry!


anything and everything I have :)


I need a 16 gb card to fit all of my music.


definitely would use this bad boy to take pictures and videos of my kids' first trip to disneyland.


I daily download near HD quality news podcasts from all the major news sources (more GB means more news :)!


16GB would be N.I.C.E. Thank you!


I would put my entire oldies and Motown collection on it.


I would put all my dirty south rap albums on this thing.


I need an upgrade from 8G memory card to carry my mp4 collection cuz 8G nowaday isn't big enough. :)


Since I got my blackberry multimedia ear phones, I've put away my ipod and now use my Blackberry Bold 9650 as my primary music device. It'll be great to have 16gb to put more songs on it!


i would put all Smallville Season 1o on it and green day albums


This article really spoke to me - Im in the EXACT same boat! Have an 8gb chip and desperately need to upgrade! I usually use my memory card as a revolving door for music and videos. One of my favorite things to do is convert movies to psp format and load them on my BB.

The only problem is that I run out of space too fast. A 16gb is calling my name!

PICK ME!!!!!!!!!


This would totally allow me to keep all of the Zep and AC/DC I love to hear along side all of the BEP's and Katy Perry my kids insist I add to my anemic 4gb card. Looking forward to the upgrade.


I'd put every episode of Arrested Development, Sam Roberts Band albums, and maybe the Back To The Future movies...


This would let me put all my MP3s on my berry, and make my ipod completely redundant.


I would put the Beatles collection on it, along with my favorite TV show, LOST!


All my Yes, Zep and STP!


I need this. Nice.
Thanks CB!


Ozzy.... lots of Ozzy


Music that local bands play, sitcoms (Office), and the Kevin Smith movies.


I'd put the entire Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin discographies on it.


The entire Barry Manilow Collection!!!!!!


Anything/everything by Queensryche!


I would put every season of Entourage on it, great show to kill time with.


I could fill it up with Classic Rock and pictures!!


Definitely the IT Crowd


I would put my "That 70s Show" episodes on there... Thank you for not asking us to post why. Lol


What wouldn't I put on this? My whole music library, videos, photos, documents, Kindle books, and every translation of the Bible that would fit!


I'd put a mix of stuff on it: a few CDs, bunch of MP3s, and a movie or two.


I would sync all my current iTunes playlists plus a few downloaded Podcasts......CrackBerry included of course


Back to the Future I, II, and III. In HD of course. As well as the 2000+ songs from my iPod, which varies from Led Zepplin to Linkin Park to Beethoven to Black Eyed Peas. I hate having to carry both around, this one little card will solve that for me! Thanks Crackberry and happy birthday!


it would be nice to be able to have all my videos of my 2 year old son as well as all my NIN and Rammstein albums in one well as a crap load of 8 gig is full up....I would donate my 8 gig to some one in the comemnts if I won...


Rock, jazz, classical.


Maybe I could put the first season of Justified on there and watch anytime I wanted.


i would ad up with some black eyed peas, some barenaked ladies, bob dylan, rhcp, and of course some jimmy buffet!


Pics and vids of Charlie Sheen winning and all the Lil Wayne I could fit.


I will put my entire Weird Al library!!!


I'd put as many entourage episodes I could on it!! Plus my Tupac albums


I have a 32GB card for my 9700, but my wife only has the 2GB card that came with her Pearl 3G. She says she doesn't need anything more, but nobody says no to free! :)


All my r&b, jazz and gospel


I would love this 16 GB card - I'd put my entire CD collection on it!!!


would love to win one of these since i could put my mp3 christian music on it along with video clips i take with my torch, and yes you're right, the torch is a memory eating (or needing) machine, but that comes from its great abilities.


yea in the same boat as the OP of the article..8gb just isnt enough anymore


I would fill it up with all the home video I take with my Torch (and whatevers left I will use for Radiohead music).


my 13 gigs of various artists from rap to country to oldies, and the rest movies! transformers is clutch! would make my decision to not get an ipod easy!!


+All the other movies that I have, such as Easy A, Zombieland, Avatar, etc. :D


I would put workout videos like p90x to take on the go and stay fit, exercising to keep my body and brain functioning to its highest capacity even with all this technology, and put the music I take on the go for everyday stuff, as well as the exercising.


I would put more music because I can't really do much with 2 gigs.


I put audio books on my current card, starts to get full fast!


How I Met Your Mother and my Music Collection


right now it's all music and pictures for me. ...if you brought me up to the 16GB realm it would be time for MOOOOVIIIIEEEESS! ....maybe some TV shows? ....i would probably start the office over from season 1 - for some reason i think it would be a good fit for "anytime watching"


I really could use it


i'd post all my Radiohead and Arcade Fire albums to my memory card.


I would store pretty well ALL my eclectic music collection: classical, jazz, rock, you name it!


I would put all my music on and then maybe some videos. Wow - it would be nice to win.


I would put my entire Itunes library in it!!!


I would put my entire collection of MP3 music on the memory card.