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  1. j_hansen's Avatar
    Which way is best to test if a card is real or fake?
    Card in question is a Samsung Evo Select Class10 U3 UHS-1
    11-07-2019 03:10 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you have an older device handy, you could test it using SD Insight. (I think the app won't work on Nougat or above, but it's worth a try.)
    11-07-2019 05:03 PM
  3. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    Which way is best to test if a card is real or fake?
    Card in question is a Samsung Evo Select Class10 U3 UHS-1
    Why would you suspect its fake?

    I usually use this app.
    Attached Thumbnails Test of a new SD card-screenshot_20191108-074624_google-play-store.jpg  
    11-07-2019 07:47 PM
  4. gernerttl's Avatar
    11-07-2019 09:24 PM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    Why would you suspect its fake?

    I usually use this app.
    Source: Amazon is plagued with sellers selling counterfeit SD cards. I started a thread a while back about relatively inexpensive SD cards. That same search also netted several shady ones. Like a 1TB SPY microSD card for under $40.
    11-07-2019 09:27 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    Which way is best to test if a card is real or fake?
    Card in question is a Samsung Evo Select Class10 U3 UHS-1
    Quick question. What is the capacity and how much did you pay? A legit Evo Select 512GB microSD card will cost around $77. A 256GB $37, and a 128GB $19.

    As far as I know, there are no 1TB Samsung Evo Select OR Plus microSD cards. I think Sandisk is the only legit 1TB microSD card manufacturer at the moment.
    11-07-2019 11:36 PM
  7. j_hansen's Avatar
    It's a 256gb and was 33 USD I think, I got it because the Evo Select is the Amazon branded version of the EVO Plus so buying it on Amazon would be fairly secure, but the 2 different apps I tried got a max of 41 in write speed when it should be 90
    11-08-2019 04:01 AM
  8. j_hansen's Avatar
    I should add that the packacking and card itself looks legit with made in the Philippines and white plastic on the sides of the card etc...
    11-08-2019 04:22 AM
  9. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    It's a 256gb and was 33 USD I think, I got it because the Evo Select is the Amazon branded version of the EVO Plus so buying it on Amazon would be fairly secure, but the 2 different apps I tried got a max of 41 in write speed when it should be 90
    Well if its rated for 90mbps but shows 41mbps than its worth a refund. Unless its like my case where im using a UHS-II SanDisk Extreme Pro with 275/100mbps speed... And tests will never be able to achieve anywhere near the 275/100 mbps speed as its UHS-II whereas phones only support UHS-I...
    11-08-2019 06:40 AM
  10. gernerttl's Avatar
    It's a 256gb and was 33 USD I think, I got it because the Evo Select is the Amazon branded version of the EVO Plus so buying it on Amazon would be fairly secure, but the 2 different apps I tried got a max of 41 in write speed when it should be 90
    Yeah, that is about right price wise.

    Keep in mind that 90 MBps is an UP TO number and is a lab result and does not reflect real world use. There are other variables involved. It could be the app, it could be the card reader, etc. I have the Evo Plus and if I were a bettin' man, and used the same two apps as you, I'd probably get similar results.

    Could the card be bad? It is possible. However, unless you have an identical Evo Select 256GB card as comparison, it would be hard to prove.
    11-08-2019 03:13 PM
  11. j_hansen's Avatar
    Well I formatted the new card in the Note 10 plus 5G straight out of the packaging, tested with only highly scored and paid for SD card testers from Google Playstore, si I would imagine it reading as high as it says on the packaging it can, maybe a little under but not half the speed or less
    11-08-2019 03:37 PM
  12. gernerttl's Avatar
    I used the following two apps to test my Evo Plus 256GB card.

    A1 SD Bench (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...nch&hl=en_US):

    Read: 77 MBps
    Write: 41 MBps


    SD Card Test (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ter&hl=en_US):

    Read: 82 MBps
    Write: 42 MBps

    Since the difference between our two cards is branding, I'm thinking your card is performing as it is suppose to. It's either that, or we both got bum cards.

    My card is encrypted. I am assuming yours is too?
    11-08-2019 03:42 PM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    Well I formatted the new card in the Note 10 plus 5G straight out of the packaging, tested with only highly scored and paid for SD card testers from Google Playstore, si I would imagine it reading as high as it says on the packaging it can, maybe a little under but not half the speed or less
    That is pretty much what I got for my Evo Plus, which has the exact same specs. Samsung doesn't test its SD cards on its phones. They are tested in a lab under optimal conditions.

    P.S. I also have the Note 10+ 5G.
    11-08-2019 03:47 PM

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