Counterfeit (Fakes) SanDisk Flash Cards still out there

Started Aug 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
josh007
Senior MemberPosts: 1,203
Like?
Counterfeit (Fakes) SanDisk Flash Cards still out there
Aug 3, 2013

I bought from Amazon one SanDisk 8GB Extreme UDMA Flash Compact card and as soon I started taking pictures I noticed a very slow writing speed. A quick test indeed revealed that something was wrong. My old Extreme card emptied the buffer of my DSLR in about 9 seconds while this new card took 42 seconds.

I contacted SanDisk Support and they asked me for pictures and they confirmed it was fake. I filed a complaint with Amazon and within hours they refunded my money, almost like they knew. Vendor asked for the card back at my expense which i refused.

See the subtle differences of a genuine and a fake card: (fake a the right)

-- hide signature --
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow