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  1. djtarique's Avatar
    I went to ebay and gambled on a cheap generic 32gb sd card. And I was surprised that it worked. all movies and music played flawlessly. transfers was only at a 2 class level but it works. I don't know if they will work in a month, but they work right now saved me well over a $100 bucks if I bought the real deal. Most of the auctions you will pay roughly $30 once the bidding has ended.


    32GB TF Memory Card 32G Micro SD SDHC MicroSDHC MicroSD - eBay (item 150455747960 end time Jun-29-10 10:48:14 PDT)
    06-29-2010 02:18 AM
  2. storino03's Avatar
    try loading a huge video file or a lot of music and see if they all play. I highly doubt they are genuine and are probably fake ones that are formatted to appear to be 32gb but are probably only like 4gb compressed.
    06-29-2010 02:23 AM
  3. djtarique's Avatar
    I'm at 25gb of music and video on the card. they are generic cards not fakes. the seller is up front that they are generic cards with no sandisk or kingston logos on the cards and im @ 25gb loving this thing.
    06-29-2010 02:27 AM
  4. storino03's Avatar
    nope. i doubt that. good luck with your fake card. I'll link you to a story.
    06-29-2010 02:43 AM
  5. storino03's Avatar
    06-29-2010 02:45 AM
  6. apristel's Avatar
    lets see a screenie of 25gb worth of tunes on it.

    pictures or it didn't happen.
    06-29-2010 02:51 AM
  7. djtarique's Avatar
    I know there not real, who are you trying to convince? I'm just telling you they work for me, Thats all, take a chill. ill post a screen grab when i get 5 more gb. its bedtime.
    06-29-2010 02:59 AM
  8. storino03's Avatar
    So generic doesn't mean not real. Generic means they aren't official but could still be reliable. In this case its obvious the card is fake and not reliable for short term usage. Especially filled up and constantly used
    06-29-2010 03:11 AM
  9. CEaton's Avatar
    So generic doesn't mean not real. Generic means they aren't official but could still be reliable. In this case its obvious the card is fake and not reliable for short term usage. Especially filled up and constantly used
    Pretty sure you have NO clue what you're talking about.
    06-29-2010 03:23 AM
  10. jpdaballa's Avatar
    look at 8th post in this link of the sellers feedback.. sorry the cards a fake, i wish it was real if it was, we would all be buying

    if you say yours works, good luck with it and we're all jealous of you

    eBay Feedback Profile for grandtechdigital

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...rval=0&page=11 this one seconds to last
    06-29-2010 03:25 AM
  11. storino03's Avatar
    I'm just saying first he said they are generic cards, and then he says they are fake. Generic doesn't necessarily mean fake (in all contexts). That's all I was stating. What else is there to question?
    06-29-2010 03:50 AM
  12. jpdaballa's Avatar
    I'm just saying first he said they are generic cards, and then he says they are fake. Generic doesn't necessarily mean fake (in all contexts). That's all I was stating. What else is there to question?
    you are right, they are not all fake, some people have some luck with these cards, going through his feedback i came across a couple people saying it is 32 gb and it works great, and some people saying that there is only 30 gb not 32

    either way 30 gb for 30$ is still really good, but a lot of people are also saying it corrupts data and is not stable, so its a win or lose situation, it depends on if you feel lucky.

    what do i think?

    if the op got a good card, maybe the current batch of cards the seller has is good, and we should all buy them lol (don't hold that against me)
    06-29-2010 03:59 AM
  13. tadtam's Avatar
    How long did it take to ship it to you since it coming from Hong Kong?

    EDIT: Well I bit the bullet and bought one for $20.51.. Being that they are from Hong Kong, they could be from same factory, but not labeled with recognized company and is a "store brand".
    Worth the $20 to find out...
    06-29-2010 06:28 AM
  14. Eazy123's Avatar
    I know there not real, who are you trying to convince? I'm just telling you they work for me, Thats all, take a chill. ill post a screen grab when i get 5 more gb. its bedtime.
    Why is it always bedtime or time to walk the dog or time to make the donuts when someone on the internet gets called out to prove something?
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    06-29-2010 07:32 AM
  15. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So generic doesn't mean not real. Generic means they aren't official but could still be reliable. In this case its obvious the card is fake and not reliable for short term usage. Especially filled up and constantly used
    I don't know anything about the card this guy bought, but neither do you. You've never seen it, touched it, nor put it in a card reader to verify it. How the Hell can you say it's OBVIOUSly a fake? And unreliable. Unless you can point to some specific evidence regarding this vendor's products, you're just blowing smoke.

    Sounds like you got burned by a seller on ebay, and now your'e out to prove everyone's a fraud.
    06-29-2010 08:46 AM
  16. barrysanders20's Avatar
    I stopped buying flash memory off of Ebay. I had a bad experience trying to buy a Sony memory stick for my PSP. It was a fake and the seller wasn't trying to refund. If it works for you, could you try doing some speed tests on the class of MicroSDHC it is?
    06-29-2010 08:50 AM
  17. 05 TypeS DC5's Avatar
    good luck, if you say then hey that's all that counts. I had a friend order one and they never shipped him one, after months of arguing i think they finally gave him his money back.
    06-29-2010 09:01 AM
  18. apexi350z's Avatar
    Why is it always bedtime or time to walk the dog or time to make the donuts when someone on the internet gets called out to prove something?
    LOL! right? or I have to go shopping with my GF time, or make love to her or something..
    06-29-2010 09:43 AM
  19. darrylb1's Avatar
    if he can load 30gb on the card, great! who cares even if it is fake? let us know if you actually store 30 gb so others can buy
    06-29-2010 10:18 AM
  20. Darth Mo's Avatar
    if he can load 30gb on the card, great! who cares even if it is fake? let us know if you actually store 30 gb so others can buy
    The issue is that low quality cards almost always have some sort of data corruption issue down the road. If people want to roll the dice, that's fine, but they should at least be aware because 32 GB is quite a bit of data. I mean if it's pretty much sideloaded music from a PC so there's redundancy, then it's no big deal.

    But you can imagine the threads in a month or two of "I went on vacation but now I can't access the pictures on my phone!!" then you can see where it could become an issue.
    06-29-2010 10:54 AM
  21. digmys's Avatar
    These cards always let you load as much as you think you should, all they do is take a 4Gb (or smaller) card and hack it to say that the capacity is 32Gb. Then when Windows (or your phone) writes to the card, once it gets to 4GB it just starts overwriting the previous data which leads to what people call data corruption which is really your data just being overwritten but the files still showing up so you think they are there until you try to access them.

    To the OP, load the card with movies until it says it is full (30-32GB) and then try to play all of the movies just for a few seconds. All of the movies will still be shown on the card, but when you try to play them only the ones that you put up there last will be playable.

    You bought a fake card.
    06-29-2010 11:01 AM
  22. Mikey47's Avatar
    Time to get the popcorn out and see when djtarique wakes up. This could be a good show! ;-)
    06-29-2010 11:07 AM
  23. akarol's Avatar
    I also got one of these and it's working fine... sorry for all you doubters out there, but it's your loss.
    06-29-2010 12:10 PM
  24. digmys's Avatar
    I also got one of these and it's working fine... sorry for all you doubters out there, but it's your loss.
    Have you done this test?
    To the OP, load the card with movies until it says it is full (30-32GB) and then try to play all of the movies just for a few seconds. All of the movies will still be shown on the card, but when you try to play them only the ones that you put up there last will be playable.
    The reason that there are doubters is because it is currently impossible to manufacture such a card and sell it for that price, unless these people are in the business of losing money, which I doubt
    06-29-2010 12:14 PM
  25. darrylb1's Avatar
    The issue is that low quality cards almost always have some sort of data corruption issue down the road. If people want to roll the dice, that's fine, but they should at least be aware because 32 GB is quite a bit of data. I mean if it's pretty much sideloaded music from a PC so there's redundancy, then it's no big deal.

    But you can imagine the threads in a month or two of "I went on vacation but now I can't access the pictures on my phone!!" then you can see where it could become an issue.

    so where can we find reasonbly priced good cards?
    06-29-2010 12:47 PM
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