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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-14-2016
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Fake micro sd card? How can I prove that?

I bought a SanDisk micro sd card 32gb on ebay from China for 8.99 $ US. I flashed raspbian, but when I plug in my raspberry it has burned. I think it is a fake, but how can I prove that?

I post some photo of the micro sd card: http://imgur.com/a/4Qjxt

Sorry for my English and thanks in advance.

 

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Fake micro sd card? How can I prove that?

Buy only retail packaged cards for trustworthy dealers.

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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Fake micro sd card? How can I prove that?

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Test it using h2testw. You can also call SanDisk Tech Support and verify the serial # printed on the back of the card is genuine.

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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-28-2016

Re: Fake micro sd card? How can I prove that?

Even trusted retail stores have been duped by fake products,  as was proven and was shown on TV  in UK with a specific popular and top selling  hair care product!

Everything about the fake looked as genuine in its packaging as the originals - it was only when the particular product was chemically analysed in a laboratory  that it was proven there were harmful toxic chemicals in it. Fakers get more and more clever and if genuine retailers are fooled what chance do we as individuals stand? 

 

 

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Newbie
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Registered: ‎09-29-2012

Re: Fake micro sd card? How can I prove that?

Yes, that packaging is a very bad quality fake,  Hopefully the memory will have the real capacity check it with the h2testw utility.

Nicolas Zartaryan,
MEGA-IMPORT
Buenos Aires, Argentina
SanDisk Reseller