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Title: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
Post by: Valiant on May 20, 2008, 11:40:07 pm

http://martybugs.net/articles/fakesandisk.cgi

Just found out my card is fake :(
Title: Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
Post by: Biggsy on May 21, 2008, 11:35:16 am
This is why I stick to Toshiba.  A less popular brand, so less likely to be faked.  The white Class 6 2GB ones I got cheaply from Hong Kong work fast with my cameras and PC.
Title: Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
Post by: Woofage on May 21, 2008, 11:46:59 am
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.
Title: Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
Post by: Valiant on May 21, 2008, 11:53:37 am
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.

Silent server? Keep me informed sounds interesting and efficient :)
Title: Re: Becareful of fake sandisk cards on ebay
Post by: Woofage on May 21, 2008, 01:24:47 pm
Thanks for that. I recently bought an 8GB card off eBay (for my silent server project). Luckily it looks like it's real.

Silent server? Keep me informed sounds interesting and efficient :)

Will do. It's for our home office so our storage requirements are low. I have an 8GB CF card and an IDE adapter (well, 2 actually - one for later). I'll use an old mobo I have and a very basic graphics card. I'll use one CF card to set it up and establish that it all works, then add another (one for /, the other for /home) and rebuild. Later I will put in a real HDD (for photos etc) but if I get hdparm right it will sit at idle until it's needed.

Got the idea from Linux Format a couple of months back :)