How to Tell a Fake SD Card from a Real One

An SD card is a flash memory card small in size. It is designed to offer a memory of high capacity though seemingly small itself. SD cards are for use in portable devices such as computers, digital cameras, mobile phones, and audio players. SD cards come in varied sizes or capacities.

An SD card capacity will range from 16MB to 1 GB. Probably because of their popularity and necessity, there has cropped a scum that has prompted manufacturing of fake SD cards which have flooded the market all over the world. A good SD is a beautiful piece of innovation whereas a fake one is such a loss to the beholder especially for those that write upon full memory consumption. The problem, however, is that the two are almost similar in features. How then could one differentiate a fake SD and an original?

How to Tell a Fake SD Card from a Real One

First of all, we must appreciate that great innovations come with a cost. Hence you cannot have your cake and it. Due to work involved in producing an SD as well as the convenience it provides, is only natural that it is costly. For any cheap bargain on an SD, expect a counterfeit.

Physically check for the following:

  • Seal: A genuine SD is well packaged and sealed in such a way that it cannot tamper. A fake SD, however, has a pasted edge easy to split open.
  • External and inner details: Ensure the details of a particular SD are matching with what is offered by a specific manufacturer. Upon opening a pack, check the card for a unique serial number as well as country of origin. These details are missing on a fake card or are done vaguely.
  • Barcode: The barcode for a particular capacity should indicate the same. If you purchase a 32GB, then it should be reflected on the barcode. If an otherwise magnitude is revealed, then there is a problem

Other indicators (complex)

  • Data waning: Upon purchase, a fake SD will read the correct size, for example, 32GB on the properties icon. However, as you continue to store, data will keep on vanishing. A good SD will indicate adequately and keep the data too.
  • Use of software: There are free Apps that assist to display information like model number, manufacturer and SD capacity. If possible, run your SD through software’s like H2testw and D Insight to countercheck information presented on the SD.
  • Check or consider the source of your SD: The best practice will be to buy all your software from a manufacturer of your choice or his authorized agent. It is very uncommon for a manufacturer to warrant sale of competitive devices such as it is in the market now. Sure the price will be a bit up, but it cannot be compared to a loss of compiled info be it music or official data. Visit the SD-3C website for an update on compliant companies especially if you are a bulk dealer.

All in all, much as you consider the best deal, remember that cheap is expensive and could even be too expensive.

One Reply to “How to Tell a Fake SD Card from a Real One”

Barbie Munoz

September 9, 2018 at 3:39 am

they tend to overpriced the fake ones, just to cover up the behind the scene. always look for top rated authorized agent.

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