Just bought a Sony MS Pro Duo 8GB on Ebay

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Jun 26, 2010
  1. AC/DS
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    OK I was fed up with my 4GB SanDisk not being enough for MGS PW (that game really eats space like crazy) +some other games I want to play simultaneously, so I decided to get a cheap 8GB memory stick. Ebay seemed to have the cheapest ones so I just clicked "buy it now" at a random seller and then it occurred to me that when it says "from Hong Kong" I should not expect good quality.
    What do you guys think will it be fake or not?
    I must add I DON'T mind if it does not support Magic Gate, as long as it runs iso's fine and does not corrupt data, I am a happy user.
     


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    Most likely fake. They sometimes aren't the capacity they say they are and are modified to appear larger. There is a program to test for that though.
     
  3. Gore

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    Absolutely definitely fake. It will be slow and I hear may be less than 8GB considerably and just displays that it is 8GB and may be a lot slower. Most likely it will be perfectly fine though, just a bit slower than an official one.
     
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    Fake.

    Ebay + Hong Kong = Fake.



    BTW -- what program tests the "real" capacty of a memory card?

    Does anyone have any recommendations?
     
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    And you opted for a fake???? One of the reasons fakes are so unreliable is that it's impossible to predict if you're going to get random corruptions or problems.
     
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    I don't really trust HK memory cards after that little mishap with my DS SD memory card. -__-;;
    Two months after I started using it, it died on me.
     
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    Yeah I've had many bad experiences with them. You probably won't be able to send it back to them, though you could try and see what they say...Or you could just sell it as fake, or you could just use and back up your data, like, every 2 hours.
     
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    xist i must continue to disagree with you on this subject, there are varying qualitys of fakes.

    when i first got my psp (going on 2 years ago now) i got 2 4gb fake sonys from dealextreme. they both work fine. during this time i have only ever had 1 corrupted save.

    yours probably isnt the same kind though =P

    but there are 'good' and 'bad' fakes. the 'good' ones will work fine, just not support magic gate, and the 'bad' ones can have any number of things wrong with them, fake capacity, bad quality memory, etc.

    this is the 8gb version of my 4gb ones. if i was going to buy another pro duo for my psp, it would likely be one of these (or 2 microsd's for my crc-5400 thinger i have in my drawer lol)
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15683

    if the memory is indeed hacked, dx will send you a new one.
     
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    So, you must be a gambler if you buy fakes and hope they work fine.
    I just save a bit more cash and get a memory stick I'm sure won't fail because, hey, I'm planning to be using this stick with my PSP and not changing it for a while, why would I need to risk it in that case?
     
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    But you're agreeing with me. The words i used were "impossible to predict". Unless you have a sure fire way of identifying how to spot a good fake before you buy it the best plan is to buy genuine. Looks like you've agreed to agree with me whilst disagreeing to agree.... [​IMG]
     
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    but the kind i got from dx arent crappy ones.
     
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    Most people have issues with DX stuff though, especially memory.
     
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    Nothing against it, but it does not even have "SONY" written on it.
    I know it does not guarantee anything when buying HK stuff, but the one I bought on Ebay at least pretends(?) to be Sony.
     
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    I bought a 16 gig memory stick from DX and it works fine. Ive used all 16 gigs, no spoofed capacity. Ive never got anything from DX that i wasnt happy with.
     
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    what does having sony writing on something have to do with the quality? and yes, they do have sony on them, when you get them they have a white sticker covering up the sony logo. must be some kind of copyright shit, i dont know.
    its a crappy picture, but this is what the card actually looks like. http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/brows....15683~id.50165

    i just compared my 4gb fake to my 256mb legit one, they look exactly the same, save for the difference in capacity labeling, and the MARK2 logo thing, which isnt on my legit one. (it was an early one anyways)
     
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    Do a PSXReality speed test on your stick muddaload and post the result.
     
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    ive done it before... i might still have it on my photobucket... brb...

    fake 4gb sony.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    legit sandisk 2gb
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    legit 256mb sony

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    its hdtach not psxreality, but im sure it does the same thing.

    same time i did those 2 cards i did a UMD

    UMD (GTA VCS)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    lol, just edited this post like 15 times...
     
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    Doesn't give the write info though....
     
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    NEVER BUY FROM HONG KONG AGAIN!!!!
     
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    k fine, ill run your fancy program on my psp later this week and give the results. i have finals on thursday.

    but write speed doesnt affect how the psp plays the games... just how long it takes to get them on to the disk
     

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