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How To Avoid Buying Fake Memory Card

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How To Avoid Buying Fake Memory Card by : 4:44 pm On August 21, 2018

Buying of fake memory card can make you feel sad because you spent your money buying it. They’re a bad investment, they’re risky to use, and worst of all, they may cause you to lose data forever. Though, the unassuming buyer may not be aware of that, as the counterfeits can be nearly indistinguishable from the real deal. They come in convincing packaging and are labeled under familiar brand names – Samsung, Kingston, SanDisk etc. Also, many of today’s counterfeit microSD cards have much less actual storage than advertised. For example, a card may have as little as 8GB of actual storage space, but the label on it may read 64GB. The worse part is that your device may also “see” it as a 64GB card – firmware hacks are a common practice and allow this to happen. In fact, your device can and will try to write data to the gigs that don’t exist. This will either overwrite existing data or result in an error. In either case, your data may get corrupted irreversibly.

There’s an easy way of checking if your microSD card is genuine or not. If you have an Android phone or tablet, go to the Play Store and download SD Insight

  1. Launch the app and let it gather details about your memory card.

  2. After that, the app will display information about your memory card. Information like Manufacturer, Model, Size and Manufactured Date.

3.You can also click on the Eye Icon at the top right of the app to see other information about the memory card to know if it fake or original.

4. Signs of a fake memory card includes name shown by the SD Insight app not corresponding with the name on the app. Storage space shown on the SD Insight doesn’t correspond with the one written on the memory card.


But while SD Insight is a reliable piece of software, itmight not be able to read the data from each and every card in existence. So to test your microSD card without relying on the app, just fill it with data. Copy a bunch of files onto your microSD card and fill it up as much as you can. Or record a test video using your phone with the microSD card set as storage location. Once your card is nearly or full, see if the data you just put on it is accessible.

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