POSSIBLE FAKE Kingston 2GB JAP MicroSD cards

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Sep 20, 2007
  1. cynthia
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    I just bought a MicroSD card a couple days ago, and when I opened it I found out that the printing was pretty crappy
    compared the other ones I have. I have a 2GB Toshiba Japan, 1GB Kingston Japan, 1GB Sandisk, 512MB Transcend card and the ones manufactured in Japan all have no problems running Downhill Jam and Castlevania PoR.

    But the one I got recently (The one with crappy printing) has a slower transfer rate (Speed tested with SCDS1 "Automatic Speed Detection") than the other Japanese ones, and hangs time to time on PoR. (Didn't test Downhill Jam, but I suppose it would have problems)

    For the speed, it's detected as 2X by my SCDS1.

    Kingston's website says it's genuine (by a serial check) but I suppose the serial could be duped. I didn't have the time to order another one to check if the serials are the same.

    Below is what is printed on the card,

    KingstonÂ
    2GB
    MicroSD

    0726K60972V
    SD-C02G JAPAN
    SDC/2GB (Pb)

    The (Pb) is a something that looks like Pb in a circle, it maybe Mb, Pq, Mq - the print is too small and the print quality makes it hard to read, so it's just a guess.

    Has anybody else bought a card like this?
     
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    Oh, and this was bought from a Korean retailer.
     
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    The 2GB card IS meant to hang on Castlevania: POR, but not very frequently. Doesn't really sound like a fake card to me. The Pb thing inside the circle with the line across it means that there is no Lead content (from my nooob Chemistry/deductive skills >_>), and this sign is present on many Kingston cards I've seen (whether they are Japanese or not, I do not remember).

    Test the speed using a USB2.0 reader and post the results. They should be able to verify whether it is genuine or not
     
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    HD Tach says it's average read 4.1, the reader was a USB 2.0 multi reader (From what I know its a PNY OEM)

    Second test says it's 4.2.
     
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    Ouch? MB/s read speed was 4.2? It doesn't seem real anymore [​IMG] unless your USB port isn't very good
     
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    It was tested on my Fujitsu laptop. I'll check my other cards, it could be the reader or the USB port.

    Maybe I should do a test on all of my cards on my desktop, didn't give it a try since my main OS at home is OSX.
     

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