SanDisk Ultra 8GB UHS-I Class 10 Micro SD Memory Card with a read speed of up to 48MB/s is a fast, reliable, and affordable Micro D Card to use as storage on the Raspberry Pi 2. SanDisk makes some of the fastest memory cards in the world, and they are also very reliable. It also only cost $6.21 online on sites like Amazon, so it does not cost much more than cheaper MicroSD cards which are slower, and less reliable. SanDisk Ultra MicroSD card comes with a 10 year warranty. SanDisk Ultra MicroSD Card comes with a lifetime warranty for countries which have Lifetime warranties according to its Amazon page.
Using a faster MicroSD card like a SanDisk Ultra MicroSD cards is the easiest way to make your Raspberry Pi 2 run faster. You just need to insert a faster high performance MicroSD card into the Pi 2’s MicroSD slot, and the Pi 2 will read and write files, programs, and operating files faster on your Pi 2’s MicroSD card.
This SanDisk 8GB MicroSD card has enough storage to install 2 or more operating systems on the Raspberry Pi 2. I think 8GB of space should be the minimum size of SD card you use if you are planning to use the Raspberry Pi for using desktop operating systems like Raspbian, OpenElec, Arch Linux, etc since some operating systems for the Pi can use many GB of space once you install all your programs on the Pi 2. You’ll also not save much money by using a 4GB MicroSD card instead of a 8GB MicroSD card because a 4GB card cost around $5.50-5.80. The money savings is sometimes less than a dollar by using a 4GB MicroSD card instead of a 8GB card. Most 4GB cards are also slower, and maybe less reliable than SanDisk Ultra series of MicroSD cards. The slower speeds, and lower reliability of cheaper 4GB cards can make using the Pi 2 slower, and less reliable with more random reboots, freezes, and slowdown problems.
The 48 MB per second read speeds, and faster write speeds makes this card one of the best MicroSD cards for the Raspberry Pi 2 because your Raspberry Pi 2 will startup faster, and open programs, and files a lot faster than using a slower MicroSD card. The faster write speed of this MicroSD card will make installing the operating systems, programs, and files on to the MicroSD card a lot faster than using a slower MicroSD card. The faster read and write speed will also make your Pi 2 faster since the Pi 2 uses the MicroSD card as virtual RAM/Swap file to use to run programs on it.The SanDisk Ultra 8GB MicroSD card comes with an SD card adapter, so you can use the MicroSD card on a desktop, or laptop computer which does not have a MicroSD card reader, but has a SD Card Reader. You can also use a USB SD Card reader to read the MicroSD card when it is inserted into the SD Card which is inserted into the USB SD Card Reader. The MicroSD card also can Easily Back Up Files With “SanDisk Memory Zone” App which comes with the MicroSD Card.
Most importantly, the SanDisk 8GB MicroSD Ultra card is reliable, and very durable because the SanDisk Ultra MicroSD memory cards are waterproof, temperature proof, X-ray proof, magnet proof, and shockproof, so your data is safer from data loss caused by accidents. Plus, you are less likely to need to re-format your MicroSD card or replace it, and reinstall your operating system, programs and files because SanDisk MicroSD cards are more reliable than some generic brands which don’t make MicroSD cards which are made to last a long time. SanDisk is also well known for making very reliable USB Flash drive, SD cards, and SSDs than lesser known brands which may make storage devices which are less reliable.
I like the Red, and Black color design of SanDisk Ultra series of MicroSD card since the color design makes it looks nicer than generic MicroSD cards which are all black most of the time.
You’ll need to use a desktop computer to format the MicroSD card to Fat32, and copy the NOOBS installer onto the MicroSD card, so you can install your operating systems on the MicroSD Card. You can also use a MicroSD imaging program like Win32imager to image an operating system like Raspbian, OpenElec, RiscOS, etc onto the MicroSD card with those operating systems .IMG files which you can download from the official Raspberry Pi’s official website in the download section for the site.
You can also use SanDisk Ultra MicroSD cards on smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and other devices which has a MicroSD card reader on it.
I have been using a SanDisk Class 10 MicroSD card on my Raspberry Pi 2 for a few weeks since setting up my Raspberry Pi 2. The SanDisk MicroSD card installed on my Pi 2 is fast, and reliable. I never had any slowdown, and crashing problems with my Raspberry Pi 2 which uses a SanDisk MicroSD card as its storage device. It also fits nicely on my Raspberry Pi 2’s MicroSD port, so it is easy to push in, and it won’t fall out when in use on my Raspberry Pi 2.