FAQ

Q. Who is Cheap Chips?

  • Gaiton Pty Ltd (ABN: 45 169 737 179) operates under the name Cheap Chips. Cheap Chips commenced operations in 2004. We are a Brisbane based online store specialising in all types of memory cards, USB flash drives and genuine printer ink cartridges. Cheap Chips are approved Australian resellers for Lexar, SanDisk and Verbatim to name a few.

Q. Is Cheap Chips a Secure online store?

  • We take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you. Personal information may be stored both electronically on our computer system, and in hard-copy form. Firewalls, 2048 Bit v3 SSL encryption, passwords, anti-virus software and email filters act to protect all our electronic information. We do not store credit card information, we securely submit credit card information to our bank for processing

Q. Can I get help selecting a card?

If you're not sure which card you need for your device we offer a few options for you to try.

  1. You can try the "Memory Card Finder". If your device isn't listed go to step 2.
  2. You can call us during business hours on (07) 3077 7093 or 1800 803335.
  3. Outside Business Hours: email us using the "CONTACT" page, and we will respond ASAP.

Q. What are my payment options?

  • We accept payments by EFT / Direct Deposit, Paypal, Visa or Mastercard.

Q. What is the difference between SD, SDHC and SDXC?

  • Secure Digital memory cards or SD cards are available in different physical sizes and storage capacities. With so many choices it's very important to understand which cards will work best with your device. SD cards are available for digital cameras, video cameras, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, PC's and many other devices.

SD, SDHC and SDXC card Capacities

  • SD / MicroSD: Up to 2GB
  • SDHC/ MicroSDHC: 4GB to 32GB
  • SDXC/ MicroSDXC: 64GB to 2TB.

It is very important that you know and understand the following about compatibility for your device.

  • SD cards will work in SD, SDHC and SDXC compatible devices.
  • SDHC will work in SDHC and SDXC compatible device but not SD devices.
  • SDXC will only work in SDXC compatible devices.

Always consult your device manual if unsure which cards are compatible.

 

Q. I’ve accidentally inserted my SDXC card into a PC or host device that does not support SDXC and re-formatted the card. The SDXC card no longer works with SDXC host products. What can I do to return to the SDXC format?

  • If you accidentally insert your SDXC card into a PC that does not support SDXC (using a direct SD slot or USB reader/writer), the following messages may appear: “You need to format the disk before you can use it,  Do you want to format it? 

         CHOOSE NO/CANCEL. DO NOT FORMAT, otherwise the card will no longer be SDXC format.      

You might be able to return to the SDXC format on your card, please install the SD 4.0 formatter: 
For more information on SDXC, please visit the SD Association website: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4

 

Q. My microSD card is write protected or locked! How do I unlock it?

SOLUTION 1 - Unlock the memory card

   - If you are using a microSD to SD adapter, make sure the Lock switch on the left side of the adapter card is slid up (unlock position). You will NOT be able to modify or delete the contents on the memory card if it is locked.

SOLUTION 2 - Toggle the lock switch.

  - If the lock switch is loose and moves easily It is likely the switch is sliding to the locked position as the card is placed in your host device. In this case the card reader will need to be replaced. 

SOLUTION 3 - Check the mobile device settings
  - Some mobile devices have a feature to lock the card.  Please check with your mobile device manufacturer for instructions to unlock it. 
 

Q. How many photos fit on a card?

  • There are many variations that can be used to calculate how many photos or songs or how much video will fit on a memory card or USB Flash drive, so all tables shown below should be used as a guide only.

Photos - JPEG

Megapixels

File size (MB)

2GB

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

128GB

4MP

1.2

1430

2861

5722

11444

22888

45776

91552

5MP

1.5

1144

2288

4577

9155

18310

36620

73240

6MP

1.8

953

1907

3814

7629

15258

30516

61032

7MP

2.1

817

1634

3269

6539

13078

26156

52312

8MP

2.4

715

1430

2861

5722

11444

22888

45776

10MP

3.0

572

1144

2288

4577

9155

18310

36620

12MP

3.6

476

953

1907

3814

7629

15258

30516

14MP

4.2

408

817

1634

3269

6539

13078

26156

16MP

4.8

357

715

1430

2861

5722

11444

22888

22MP

6.6

260

520

1040

2080

4161

8322

16644


Photos - Uncompressed RAW 

Megapixels

File size (MB)

2GB

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

128GB

4MP

12.0

143

286

572

1144

2288

4576

9152

5MP

15.0

114

228

457

915

1831

3662

7324

6MP

18.0

95

190

381

762

1525

3050

6100

7MP

21.0

81

163

326

653

1307

2614

5228

8MP

24.0

71

143

286

572

1144

2288

4576

10MP

30.0

57

114

228

457

915

1830

3660

12MP

36.0

47

95

190

381

762

1524

3048

14MP

42.0

40

81

163

326

653

1306

2612

16MP

48.0

35

71

143

286

572

1144

2288

22MP

66.0

26

52

104

208

416

832

1664

Minutes of HD Video

MBps

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

128GB

256GB

5Mbps

98 Min

190 Min

364 Min

722 Min

1390 Min

2700 Min

5499 Min

15Mbps

30 Min

60 Min

120 Min

238 Min

446 Min

900 Min

1800 Min

25Mbps

15 Min

30 Min

70 Min

139 Min

268 Min

535 Min

1080 Min

44Mbps

12 Min

20 Min

40 Min

80 Min

150 Min

300 Min

600 Min

Approximate number of songs

 

2GB

4GB

8GB

16GB

32GB

64GB

128GB

Number of songs

500

1000

2000

4000

8000

16000

32000

 E.&O.E.