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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to tell if your SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 64GB card is fake or not?

Hello, I just bought the card. I read that there are many fake products in the market. Is there a good way to tell if the one I got is authentic or fake? Thanks.

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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a windows utility called h2testw you can use to test the card. Biggest risk is a card that's hacked to report a larger capacity than it really has, in which case h2testw will report errors when run.
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Thanks. Is there any way to tell without opening the package? If I open it, I cannot get an exchange. (Store does not allow refund.)
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That I don't know. Depends on how much effort someone will go to to make something look real.

Of course "no refunds" is a tricky one if involved in illegal activity (such as selling fake goods). Guess it's a matter of where the store is and, even if it's in a reasonable jurisdiction, how much effort you're prepared to make.

Personally I only buy memory cards from established vendors who have a returns policy and who I know I have some comeback on. Probably costs me a few more, but saves this kind of worry. I guess if it's a physical store rather than an eBay shop you've more comeback if it is fake.
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