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Old May 27, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Hey guys, i just got a 16GB SanDisk microSD from a RFD seller for my BlackBerry... and was wondering if there's any way/program to check if it is really 16GB?
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:25 PM
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If you have a microSD reader you can pop it into that then plug it into your computer, you should should also be able to see it when you plug in your BB to your pc and look for storage space. Another way is going into options and looking for memory (it should list both onboard and what your card is)
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:27 PM
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Doesnt it say 16gb right on it?
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:27 PM
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yeah i did that.. it did report 16gb.. but i m just afraid that there are those fake ones that reports correctly in windows but not the actual physical capacity :( ... i m sure those fake ones can manipulate windows registry to read them as advertised or something

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Doesnt it say 16gb right on it?
yes it did.. lol... if they are fake, then they will put 16gb and probably only 2 to 4gb of memory chips?

Edit Arinoth: Please use the edit/multi quote buttons instead of making a new post.

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Old May 27, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Sandisk does make them. They are about 100+ new. soooo if you got it for 19.95...its fake.
Run this program and see if it errors out on ya:
How To Check The Real Size Of USB Flash Drive?
never used it on sd cards...but have on USB drives. ;)
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:38 PM
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Well you could always try to put about 16GB of stuff on it and see if it all holds as well
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Old May 27, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Sandisk does make them. They are about 100+ new. soooo if you got it for 19.95...its fake.
Run this program and see if it errors out on ya:
How To Check The Real Size Of USB Flash Drive?
never used it on sd cards...but have on USB drives. ;)
thanks!!! i m testing it now using the USB flash drive tester off that page, then i m going to test it using the h2testw afterwards... thanks!!

and yeah, i got them 30bucks shipped...... shipped in an envelope... the adapter that came with it was a Kingston ... lol as long as it's 16gb, i dont mind the speed actually

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Well you could always try to put about 16GB of stuff on it and see if it all holds as well
i tried... but it's not that easy as it's FAT32 and cant copy file over 4gb i think.. so i did copied some photo folders over and over again... then some errors saying delay writing error, hardware not responded blablabla....
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so.................. writing went well for USB flash drive tester, but when verifying, it produces a lot of errors.................. so i tried the h2testw...... writing is fine, but when verifying again......

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The media is likely to be defective.
1.9 GByte OK (4057832 sectors)
13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28677400 sectors)
Details:13.6 GByte overwritten (28677400 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
16 MByte aliased memory (32768 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x000000007ad5d000
Expected: 0x000000007ad5d000
Found: 0x00000003e6d5d000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 3.85 MByte/s
Reading speed: 10.4 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4
Does that mean, it is actually 2GB card.........................?????????
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that or it was a 16GB when it was bought new and then it broke so only 2GB was usable and the guy off loaded it on you.
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that or it was a 16GB when it was bought new and then it broke so only 2GB was usable and the guy off loaded it on you.
well apparently, he sold it quite a lot of times on ebay and on the forum..................
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