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couple of good deals on Micro SD cards

admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 13th April 2018, 14:59

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sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 13th April 2018, 19:30

Haven't needed a card for a year or so so ordered one today and then saw this!!
Had already ordered the Tosh card as heard good things about them.  Paid a bit more from Amazon but not worth cancelling.
64GB for £16 or so - ridiculous!

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We will pay the price but we will not count the cost..

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admars (Elite) posted this on Friday, 13th April 2018, 20:15

A guy at work said to me "can't you just copy it on to your pc"

I said yes, in the old days, i used to move the photos onto a hard drive, and burn to CD/DVD, and reuse the card. Nowadays I regularly copy files on PCs, external hard drives, "the cloud", burn DVDs, and with these cards being so cheap now, when it gets filled up, I slide the lock, label the card, put it in a case, and don't use it again and put a new card in the camera.

I think there's 4 brand new cards in the drawer now, and probably a spare in the camera case, I'll check now before I go out tomorrow, that may now be the one in the camera :)


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 13th April 2018, 21:16

I need these every now and again for retro use! People keep releasing nice new interfaces for old computers that take SD cards, and being able to put an entire library of software on one card is great!

Actually I just got myself on the list for the GDEMU for the Dreamcast (it's a floppy emulator), so I need one for that!


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RE: couple of good deals on Micro SD cards

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Friday, 13th April 2018, 21:44

Oh one more thing, beware of fakes. Worth testing any card you care about, so anything you are going to put photos on definitely test with a utility to make sure it's not fake.

Otherwise the first you'll realise is when you are copying your photos to your PC. :(


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admars (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 14th April 2018, 06:44

what would you recommend for testing?

I always buy from known shops, I thought it was just Amazon resellers and eBay to avoid?


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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 14th April 2018, 07:41

It's still quite easy for fakes to enter the supply chain, so I would test if you care. It's something you'll do once per card, so unless you are buying loads of cards...

For Windows users this is the thing to get, it's easy to use:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/H2testw.shtml

For Linux/Mac users (or if for some reason you want to not use H2testw), there is a command line program inspired by the one above:
http://oss.digirati.com.br/f3/

They work the same way, fill up the card with seeded randomly generated data until it's completely full, then read the data and make sure it matches.

The problem with fake cards is they may look full size to the OS, but can be a half or a quarter of the capacity, and the moment you start writing to the second half of the card you are actually overwriting the first half and corrupting everything already on there.

On a large card you may take hundreds of photos, everything looks fine, then you start taking more photos and are losing the old ones (if you are lucky, if you are unlucky you are losing everything) as it overwrites.

Anything that goes in my DSLR cameras I check, regardless of seller. It also helps with peace of mind, I don't want to lose a shot! After that, it's just annoying as it'll be retro games, so anything I get from anyone other than supplied by Amazon directly (so fulfilled by but from another seller I check) I check.


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admars (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 14th April 2018, 10:05

I remember buying a cheap usb stick from eBay, filled it up with
TVshows, took with me went away on business to watch in hotel room, first show worked then file names turned to garbage
:(

Cheers for links,makes sense
fr peace of mind

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marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 15th April 2018, 09:51

A good spot... ordered a new car for a spare, i have a new phone option in a month or two so seems a good time to get a new card

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pat-w (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 15th April 2018, 12:14

Weren't 7dayshop caught selling fake memory a few years back? Not saying it was deliberate, I'm sure they put measures in place to test since. I've ordered from them since. Just pointing out that if a retailer can get caught then it could happen to anyone. I won't buy from eBay unless I know the retailer.

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