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How to identify counterfeit Sony microSDHC flash memory cards

Sony: microSDHC flash memory cards

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Edited: Mar 22, 2017

Product Information:

Many buyers of counterfeit products find that branded microSD memory cards are actually re-branded inferior quality cards or cards of smaller capacity.

You can not determine the authenticity of a Sony microSD card from an internet stock photo or by simply viewing the capacity displayed by your computer, phone or camera. Counterfeiters fraudulently overwrite the cards internal memory with a false capacity which will display a false capacity on your device. Actual memory must be checked with a test program.

To check if your Micro SD drive has the capacity and speed stated, "H2testw" is a simple tool that is distributed for free, and offers a very simple, easy-to-use interface. The program can be used by anyone who wants to know how their actual product compares to others, the real capacity and the amount of errors that can be detected on the product.

The Secure Digital "SD" standard is maintained by the SD Association (SDA). The Secure Digital format includes four card families; the original Standard-Capacity (SDSC), the High-Capacity (SDHC), the eXtended-Capacity (SDXC), and the SDIO. The cards are available in three form factors; original, mini size, and micro size.

It is not unusual to find counterfeit and generic cards with memory substantially below what is printed on the card. If you don't check your purchase, you may lose content or damage your equipment.

The Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) format is defined in version 2.0 of the SD specification, and supports cards with capacities up to 32 GB.

 


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Warnings / Hazards:

Loss of valuable data or damage to your equipment. There is no SanDisk warranty on counterfeit products.

Recommended Action:

To make sure you're getting the real thing, always purchase your memory cards from reputable authorized dealers.

If you purchased a counterfeit from an e-commerce website (including eBay, Amazon, AliExpress) keep the counterfeit product as proof for your dispute, the manufacturer or authorities. If returned, the seller will claim it is not counterfeit, or re-sell it to another unsuspecting consumer. Contact your credit-card company and dispute the charges -- you have the counterfeit product as proof. Leave negative "Counterfeit" feedback for the seller.

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Address:
919 East Hillsdale Blvd

City:
Foster City, CA 94404

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(650) 655-8000

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Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Sony 

Model Name:
microSDHC flash memory cards 

Model Number:
64GB mocroSDHC 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
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Authentic Sony microSDHC flash memory cards are available in capacities up to 32GB.

When you buy from unauthorized retailers and online e-commerce websites, you risk receiving a counterfeit.


 
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You can not determine authenticity from an image.

The microSDHC format is defined in version 2.0 of the SD specification, and supports cards with capacities up to 32GB. This 64GB microSDHC card is a fake.

Always buy from authorized Sony retailers.


 
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Walmart offers a Sony 64GB microSDHC memory card 2-pack for $99.

There is no such product in the Sony microSDHC product line, and the microSDHC standard is limited to 32GB. The product offered is a fake.


 
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This eBay listing offers a Sony 64GB microSDHC memory card for $54.

There is no such product in the Sony microSDHC product line, and the microSDHC standard is limited to 32GB. The product offered is a fake.


 


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