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2 years ago#1
I ordered a 64gb sd card from China, for use with my phone. My computer recognizes it fine, and I start loading mp3s onto it... Copying goes normally... But after it's done, a bunch of the folders on the card are empty! It seems to start "losing" files consistently after a certain point in the transfer, so I suspect it's an 8gb card disguised as 64 somehow. This happened both out of the box, and after formatting it to exfat with my phone.

Anyone have any experience with something like this? I wanna make sure it's not me before I file a claim with eBay.
2 years ago#2
should have paid the extra for a quality card instead of cheaping out
2 years ago#3
It's not unheard of to see counterfeit flash devices, especially from Asia.
Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.
2 years ago#4
At worst, I've got a 10 dollar 8gb card - or free, if eBay is willing. I still love me some cheap Chinese electronics.
2 years ago#5

That's a thread from 2011 where people were selling "32GB cards" that actually only held 2GB of data but still registered to the computer as having 32GB of space.

I think you got scammed... good luck with ebay.
2 years ago#6
I wonder how that counterfeiting industry works, then... How do they keep doing it/having high feedback?
2 years ago#7

Seems to be a big enough problem that they produced an FAQ on the subject, and according to that, people are fooled by the fact that these lower capacity drives work, just not at full capacity, so as long as they don't go over the REAL capacity they think it's a good working drive.

Maybe that's how they get good feedback...
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