1. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    My adventure with this Samsung 64gig micro sd doesnt seem to want to end.

    I think I'm coming to the conclusion it's a counterfeit, but I have refused to give up on it thus far.

    I'm at the point now that if I sync one playlist at a time to it, it syncs fine. After each sync, I go into the Nokia Mix music app to see if it transferred and to play a few songs if it did. So far so good.

    The problem I'm running into is that when the next day comes, some of the playlists are just fine and play with no problems. Others, although the playlist is showing as it's there, will not play any songs in it when selected. I just get the dots left to right like it's looking for it. If I search for particular songs from that list through albums or artists, it's showing that it is there, but when selected to play I get the same loading dots.

    I don't want to admit I've got a fake card (what can I say) but it's looking like it...not unless the card is just bad.

    For what it's worth, I've already thrown out the packaging it came in (dumb) and it is indeed showing as a 64ish gig card. I've formatted it with my computers sd card reader as well as through the phone.

    I have read of people having have some success with making fake cards work online.

    I've just started the process of running it through the H2test and will not get the results for a few hours. A quick error check through it's properties showed it was fine.

    So I guess it comes down to this. If this is indeed a fake, is there any way of saving/repairing it through any means? Wether it be technological or sorcery? :)
    02-01-2015 11:36 AM
  2. yeewiz's Avatar
    just give it up. that is, unless you enjoy punishing yourself. buy another card and begin to enjoy an issue free phone and worry about something else. it's also possible that if your new card also exhibits the same issue, then it's the app or something you're doing.
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-01-2015 11:52 AM
  3. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    I knew that was coming. :(

    I did some more searching here, and I'm going to do a slow format on it and see what happens. If that doesn't get it, then I guess I have to eat it.
    02-01-2015 11:56 AM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar



    I don't want to admit I've got a fake card (what can I say) but it's looking like it...not unless the card is just bad.

    For what it's worth, I've already thrown out the packaging it came in (dumb) and it is indeed showing as a 64ish gig card. I've formatted it with my computers sd card reader as well as through the phone.

    So I guess it comes down to this. If this is indeed a fake, is there any way of saving/repairing it through any means? Wether it be technological or sorcery? :)
    Many sd card manufacturers give warranty on there cards so does Samsung.

    Not sure where you from or where/how you bought it or how you payed.

    But if you still have a receipt/order placement/ bankslip or something like that you should be able to get a replacement. Even if you can't get to the webshop but payed with PayPal or credit card you could file a dispute.

    And that you don't have the packing should not really be a problem for a SD card.

    So as long as you did not get it from WeWillSrewYou.com there is hope

    PS If all of above however fails be glad it's a micro card at least you won't choke on it if you eat it.:-)
    02-01-2015 01:15 PM
  5. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    It's a Samsung Evo....at least it claims to be. Got it off of, drumroll, ebay. The seller had good reviews, so I pulled the trigger.

    I've contacted him with no response. You're shocked right?
    02-01-2015 01:32 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well it could be an original Samsung with damaged hardware. You can try full formatting it on a PC with exFAT format and the allocation to 32K
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-01-2015 01:48 PM
  7. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    Well it could be an original Samsung with damaged hardware. You can try full formatting it on a PC with exFAT format and the allocation to 32K
    In the process now. However, just noticed its set to 128 and not 32. Should I restart it????
    02-01-2015 02:39 PM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    32 is the default but 128 should be fine
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-01-2015 02:40 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    You can also do some read/write speed tests using CrystalMark
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-01-2015 02:43 PM
  10. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    You can also do some read/write speed tests using CrystalMark
    I just downloaded it, but I've never used it before and aren't that familiar what I should be looking for.
    02-01-2015 03:16 PM
  11. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    Going on hour 2 of the slow format.
    02-01-2015 03:17 PM
  12. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    Bench tests are done. It's corrupt/fake.

    16gigs were ok. The rest was corrupt.

    *******.
    02-01-2015 10:02 PM
  13. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Bumer but now at least you know.

    PS
    What about contacting Samsung.
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-02-2015 03:14 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    Ahh that's bad. You can check Micorocenter for some microSD cards, they usually sell it for cheap. And they have like 1-2 warranty (not sure about 2) when sold
    Matthew Blair likes this.
    02-02-2015 07:08 AM
  15. Matthew Blair's Avatar
    Ahh that's bad. You can check Micorocenter for some microSD cards, they usually sell it for cheap. And they have like 1-2 warranty (not sure about 2) when sold
    Their own brand 64gig cards are 27 bucks. Any experience with their brand? I really dont want to get burnt again.
    02-02-2015 04:05 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Their own brand 64gig cards are 27 bucks. Any experience with their brand? I really dont want to get burnt again.

    I've never used them. I buy brand name cards from Newegg.com or TigerDirect.com, the actual stores, not 3rd party resellers.
    02-02-2015 04:09 PM
  17. pankaj981's Avatar
    Their own brand 64gig cards are 27 bucks. Any experience with their brand? I really dont want to get burnt again.
    I have used a couple of 32GB fines, they work as advertised. R/W speeds are not spectacular for a class 10 when compared to the Samsung UHS-1 cards. You get around 10-15 MB/s write (if I remember correctly) which is quite decent for any phone, tablet...not so sure.
    02-02-2015 05:42 PM

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