BE CAREFUL! DON'T BUY FAKE MICROSD

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  1. aristo
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    FAKE MIRCROSD's ARE DANGEROUS!!!

    To all those who are planning to purchase microsd for the newly
    purchased R4, please be careful.

    Don't buy your MicroSD just because they are cheap.
    I've read news about fake MicroSD which are offered at ridiculously cheap price.
    Those are Chinese made MicroSD using slow or 2nd grade memory, which will
    result your R4 to perform incorrectly. (I saw few people having Castlevania RoR not running properly.)

    If most shops are selling 1GB Kingston at around $30~$40 and
    if one shop offers the same thing at $15 or less, it's going to be a fake one,
    unless you are using a coupon/points to get a discount.

    Links regarding the make MicroSD... google it and you will find lot more.

    http://www.photomalaysia.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2987
    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-repli...cfm/575653.html
     
  2. Renegade_R

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    I would personally stay away from Kingston too...its as slow as 2nd grade memory. But its not royally slow.
     
  3. KingEdgar0

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    Kingston seems to be one of the best choices, as long as you get one made in japan.

    but yeah, buy from somewhere reputable when you get your microSD card. You can get a 1G made in japan Kingston for $25 from newegg for instance. I was a little worried that it would be made in taiwan at that price, but it was a good one [​IMG]
     
  4. Hairy

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    I get mine off amazon.com [​IMG] I've only gotten SanDisk ones though, and they work absolutely fine!
     
  5. SynGamer

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    Unfortunately i see that my Kingston 1 GB was made in taiwan...but for $15 its hard to pass up. Is it noticeably slower or inferior?
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J45BK...3793074-3439338

    that's the card I got. Shipping was killer (around 7.49 or so) but the card works like an angel! It only came with the microSD card and adapter and the plastic case to hold the card and adapter. No instructions or software were included.
     
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    So if they're made in Taiwan are they inferior? Why? I got a Sandisk 1GB for $42.95 AUSfrom a local retailer which is made in Taiwan. Seems to be o.k.
     
  9. aristo
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    No, It doesn't make Taiwan made memory inferior...
    There are really cheap memory available which looks exactly same with packaging and manual everything.
    Some memory are produced in Taiwan and China by OEM. However those really cheap fakes are problematic one...

    My friend had one, he was blabbering about how cheap he bought his memory and so on...
    After 1 week.. he lost all his date on it and... online store he bought it from had dissapeared... [​IMG];
    So, I am just saying to be careful...
     
  10. Saturnplanet5

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    o.k I see. I have heard of fake ones being sold on E-Bay then the E-Bay seller disappears.
     
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    Me too, and it works 100%!
    I wonder why few people are having problems with PoR...
    I am sure it's either fake MicroSD or faulty R4(but just on one game???)...
     
  13. glitchbit

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    yea I got the same deal as Hairy except from emart and it was probably a dollar cheaper but I am still waiting on it arriving... it was shipped on the 27 of last month >
     
  14. SynGamer

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    Where did yours say that? I'm looking at my microSD right now and on the back of it, it says the follow;

    SDC/1GB
    30785-001.A00LF
    TAIWAN

    *Edit: When you said you got yours, did you get it from Buy.com? I got mine during the Google Checkout deal so i picked it up for like $14.95 shipped after rebates.
     
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  16. SynGamer

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    Oh well, if i have any problems, hopefully i can have them replace it as i learned that they sold different models under the same name...
     
  17. adgloride

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    The best way to avoid buying fake microSD cards is to not get them on ebay. I've always got them from shops like amazon.
     
  18. kohkindachi

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    My Sandisk is made in taiwan, but I bought it from my local game store. And it has the Genuine logo and serial no. on the box
     
  19. SynGamer

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    As long as it works, thats all i care about. I'll just be sure to make backups of my saves [​IMG]
     
  20. qtrinh

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    oh man.
    well, i'm very close to ordering this A-Data 2GB micro sd for $50USD. It would cost me locally to buy for $90USD.

    pls pls pls.... guys tell me if this sounds too good to be true?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820211065
    if link does't work, just visit newegg.com and search for 'a-data 2gb micro sd'

    thanks in advance