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How to Swiftly Spot a Fake SD Card

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How to Swiftly Spot a Fake SD Card… Meanwhile it’s not really that easy to spot a fake SD card from a legit one, especially if you aren’t entirely sure of an SD card’s specifics. It will be absolutely harder to tell if you’re buying this online rather than in physical shops. You may ask what’s so dangerous about purchasing an unoriginal SD card when it’ll still work the same as a legit one? Maybe so, but do remember that counterfeits don’t work as well as the original ones. It may work now but fake SD cards become defective faster than legit ones.

Fake SD cards will not have the storage capacity promised on the packaging, and they definitely won’t have the read/write speeds as the original. Your data will end up getting corrupted within a snap. We don’t really want that, do we? Since the goal of having an SD card, after all, is to be able to store as many items as possible.

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Here are a couple of tips to spot counterfeit SD cards from real ones. Fake SD cards will have some similarities with the original ones, from the packaging all the way down to the card itself. Still, they won’t always be exact copies of each other; fake ones will look off at some part or another.

First, check the storage size and price. Some SD card manufacturers don’t offer anything beyond 256GB or even 512GB. While 1TB SD cards do exist, they are very far and few in between, and they will come with a very hefty price tag. If you see a 2TB SD card for a cheap price, run away because that product is absolutely fake as 2TB cards don’t exist just yet.

Next, inspect the packaging. The packaging of the fake ones will often look poorly designed. There will be printing errors, the colors will be off, the size of the logo can be too large or too small, or the letters won’t be as readable as they should be. Counterfeit products don’t put much care into the packaging as they’re sure that most people won’t notice the difference unless they look into it.

Lastly, observe the SD card itself. Does the print on the card look sharp and has quality? If it’s slightly unreadable and the edges of the letters are not crisp, you may have a counterfeit in your hands. Another point to consider is the physical look of the SD card itself. Edges of SD cards produced by Samsung are known to be colored white while fake Samsung cards will have their edges in black, as counterfeit producers will find it troublesome to do that much detail.

Some SD cards will have serial numbers on the back of the card, or sometimes it’ll be printed on the front. Most fakes won’t trouble themselves with this detail. If a serial number is missing, you probably have a fake one.

If you’ve already bought your SD card though and want to be sure, there are still ways to check if what you have is legit or not. For one, you can use programs such as H2testW (Windows) or F3 (Mac/Linux) to run tests on your cards. These programs will be able to tell you if the SD card you have is true to its storage, its read/write speeds, the serial number, manufacturing date, model number, and conclude if the SD card you have is legit or not.

We hope these small tips were able to help you. Never get scammed again with fake SD cards. Remember only to buy SD cards through trusted retailers, and if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.



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