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Testing flash memory, SD, Micro SD, USB Cards

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Any product bought from any website should really be tested unless you are 110% sure that the product is legitimate. You should firstly do as follows...
 
1.       Download a software package for free called H2testw v1.4 (Google it, it will come up)
 
2.       Install the software and plug the flash memory card in your computer and run a full test.
 
3.       Once the test is complete it will tell you if the card is real or corrupted(Fake)
 
4.       The mb/sec will be there too, which will indicate what class it is i.e. A Class 2 writes at 2mb/sec, class 4 is 4mb/sec, class 6 is 6mb/sec and class 10 is 10mb/sec+ (In approximately 1% of cases, some laptop/desktops running this test at about a 50% lower write speed, i.e. a card which runs normally at 15mb/sec the software says around 6mb/sec, you should always test on another computer to confirm.)
 
5.       See below a fake card, the software states that the card has 1.9gb of data and 29.3gb was data lost. This is 100% fake, and you should report this to the advertised manufacturer via email and eBay or Amazon if bought it from there site.
 
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7.       Remember even if the results are real like the below, and you are unsure about the authenticity you should always email the manufacturer, and they will confirm this.
 
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9.       Remember that it is the writing speed which determines the class of the card, not the reading speed. I have seen a seller advertising Samsung micro SD cards as a class 10 with the H2testw software screen shot with a write speed of 6mb/sec. These are fake/counterfeit, and Samsung would not develop a card of this standard. One of the best one I have seen to date was a seller advertising a SanDisk 32 GB Micro SD Class 10 cards, however SanDisk do not even manufacture a standard black Micro SD card class 10. The seller of these cards was an eBay Top Rated seller..... Basically be careful what you buy, do your research first. 
 
I hope this information helps.
 
Londisk Ltd. 
 
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