512GB for 15$...What's the catch?

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  1. lolboy
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    Hi everyone,

    Few weeks ago I saw 512GB micro-sd card for 15$ on some chinese website (can't remember) . I thought to myself: yeeaaah right.
    So because it was 'limited' offer for 2 hours I took the risk and wanted to see what I will get. I orderd one and received it today.

    I have run H2testw and to my suprise it passed almost 250GB so far (not verified).

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    The write speed is slow. So whats the catch? What can I expect? Should I even bother putting it into my Switch or will it get corrupt fast?
     
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  2. yacepi15

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    Some fake cards start to overwrite the data when they reach their real limit. When the verifying part starts, it will fail.
     
  3. lolboy
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    You think so? So far 252 files are created and I have placed few of my own files and they seem to be OK.
     
  4. yacepi15

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    Put a file on the SD, make a MD5 checksum of it, and then wait for H2Testw to write 8 or 16GB more and check it again. It will be corrupted.
     
  5. lolboy
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    Good idea.
     
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  6. nightshadowon

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    Agree. Most fake SD cards are either 8 or 16GB that have been "faked" to report higher available capacities. Youtube search: fake sd linuxtechshow
     
  7. ghjfdtg

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    It will definitely fail when it reaches the verification.The write speed is a dead giveaway of a poor quality fake.
     
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    Your screenshot only shows the write process. The tool didn't actually check for errors yet. It will do that after the writing process has finished.
     
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  10. lolboy
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    10GB written so far and Md5 still matches. Lets see if it will make it to 16GB.

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    You are right. I edited my post added “not verified”.
     
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  12. ThoD

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    Doubt it's actually 512GBs, but I have seen actual functioning cards that don't fail at 20€ for 256GBs with the catch that they simply are Class 4 or lower (meaning really slow). Cheap cards aren't 100% guaranteed fakes, although 512GBs most likely could be... Does it have a brand or something?
     
  13. lolboy
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    30GB and md5 still matches...

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    Can't check the brand right now.
     
  14. Saiyan Lusitano

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    For what it's worth, 128 GB SanDisk microSD is $25 on Amazon.

    Even if it's cheap, don't buy fake cards 'cause you risk losing everything stored in it.
     
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    I agree, just wanted to know what I will get.
     
  16. radicalwookie

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    Next time, instead of throwing 15$ literally in the trash, give that money to someone who needs it.
     
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    A shitty SD card and got scammed for 15 quid.
    GG.

    If you see SD cards or USB drives that have a large capacity for a ridiculously low price then it's 99/100 times to good to be true.

    However, if you have an actual 512 GB card and everything is legit then GG, nice find.
     
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    This guy do whatever he want with his money wtf... Why the sermoning ?
    We are ALL "wasting" money on video games while it could help someone instead here.
     
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  19. lolboy
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    I am not throwing money everyday. Sometimes we take a risk (bad choice).

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    I never fall for this but dont know why I fell for it this time. It was very tempting maybe because of “limited offer” hehe
     
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    People get what they pay for, I prefer buying a microSD card from Kingston, Samsung or SanDisk from either my local retailers or Amazon (avoid Aliexpress and such since there ARE counterfeits of these brands).
    Here's a rule with Aliexpress, if something sounds way too good to be true that's because it is.
     
  21. Wolfy

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    Hmmmm, as the saying goes. "If something seems too good to be true, it's probably because it is too good to be true."
     
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    60GB so far and my files are not overwritten. Md5 still matches.
     
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    Im wishing to know what is the real capacity of the thing. If it has at least 64gb... You've got what you've paid for.
     
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