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How to identify counterfeit Generic Flash Memory microSD cards

Generic: Flash Memory microSD cards

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Edited: Apr 04, 2017

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Consumers need to be very wary of fraudulent microSD memory cards. They are common on eBay, Alibaba, Amazon and other internet e-commerce websites, often at a fraction of the cost of comparable capacity products price.

The SD trademarks and logos ("SD Marks and Logos") are owned and licensed by SD-3C, LLC ("SD-3C"). The SD Marks and Logos are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and with other trademark offices around the world. SD-3C also owns design patents associated with SD memory cards and SD related technology.

The unauthorized use of SD-3C's intellectual property is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action and/or the detention and seizure of unlicensed products.

The generic memory cards have no brand name, no manufacturer contact information and may display "Telephone Support" icons -- but no phone number.

The Secure Digital (SD) standard is maintained by the SD Card 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.

The memory on cheap fraudulent cards is not the capacity of what is published on the card. Corrupted or lost files is a common consequence. Quality microSD Memory Cards are designed to withstand water, shock, magnets, temperature, x-rays and just about anything else. There is no guarantee of performance with a fraudulent, fake or imitation product.

"H2testw" is a free download and a simple, easy to use tool to verify card capacity and detect errors. The program can be used by anyone who wants to know how their product compares to others, memory capacity and errors detected on the card.

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

 


Fakes Reported By Our Users:
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AliExpress 33 Oct 08, 2016  
Amazon 358 Apr 10, 2017  
eBay 1302 Apr 11, 2017  
Other 1 Dec 05, 2016  
Other 1 Dec 05, 2016  
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Warnings / Hazards:

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

Recommended Action:

If you purchased a counterfeit or fraudulent card 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 "Fraudulent card" feedback for the seller.

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Contact:
SD-3C Licensing Administrator

Address:
4123 Lankershim Blvd.

City:
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Country:
United States

Phone:
(818) 769-2010

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Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Generic 

Model Name:
Flash Memory microSD cards 

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How to Identify a Fake Product :
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This ADATA 2GB microSD is an authentic item. Most smaller capacity cards have been replaced by newer high capacity cards, so always check the manufacturers website for authentic items and buy branded products from authorized retailers.


 
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Fake microSD memory cards are sold in a variety of capacities.

Don't risk damaging your equipment or losing your photos with a fake item. Buy name brand products from authorized retailers.


 
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Despite the colorful graphics and the deceiving brand, these are fake microSD cards. The true capacity is unknown, and they are not licensed by the trademark holder.

The true capacities are unknown.


 
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Fake microSD cards are common on e-commerce websites including eBay.

This unbranded 4GB item listed on eBay is not a licensed microSD product -- it is a fake.


 
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Amazon also has its problems with fake micrSD cards.

There is no such product as a 64GB microSD card in any form or brand. This is a fake.


 


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