[Review] Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB – AliExpress (counterfeit)

The Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB was acquired in AliExpress, shop Old ha Store, for use with my Master Everdrive X7 Deluxe. Unfortunately I got a fake card, that presents serious reading failure.

After doing all the tests, Open a dispute including screenshots the tests showing the flaws and I was refunded. I bought again with another vendor and then I got an original. But on the original will speak in another article, This will show only the false, that's pretty hard to identify.


Check out the photos Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB counterfeit:

Also check out the video of the unboxing from the Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB counterfeit:


One of the most used tools to test memory cards is the H2testw. The fake card failed him with read errors. I tested in 3 different card readers, all have shown here in Skooter Blog: the 3.5 Panel″ from my PC, the USB SCRM059 3.0 the SSK and the XPhoto's that came on my camera package. In all cases there were errors reading.

Another popular tool to test memory cards is the FakeFlashTest. But I can't recommend it, as she left the Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB fake pass tests. He spent both the destructive and rapid test slow test free space. Apparently that's only good tools to test for fake cards that do not have the capacity indicated, This is not the case with this.

Another tool I used was the Check Flash. It had conflicting results. With the Panel PC reader the test failed, but with the reader of SSK the test was successful.

I used the tool still Usb Stick Tester, It also left the fake card pass. Por fim, I used the tool Flash Drive/Card Tester. And in it the Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB fake also crashed.

Sandisk microSDHC test Ultra UHS-1 32 GB spoofed in Flash Drive/Card Tester with the card reader on my PC.

Sandisk microSDHC test Ultra UHS-1 32 GB spoofed in Flash Drive/Card Tester with the card reader on my PC.

Confirmation that it was fake and not a single glitch came from Sandisk verification system. Note that on the back of the packaging there is a sticker with a QR Code and a code of 12 digits. Next to it there is an ink type “scratch card” that to be shaved reveals a verification code of 18 digits. This code of 18 digits can be entered on the site http://verify.sandisk.cn to verify that the card is original. And Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB fake failed this test also.

It is even stranger that counterfeiters have been given the job of copying including verification and peck could make him. They may simply have copied code from an original card? Possibly. But in this case there would be many counterfeits with the same code and after some time the Sandisk could detect excess of checks a same code coming from different IPs at different parts of the world. I think that's what occurred. Or simply used a random code and relied on the fact that the majority of buyers don't check.

To eliminate any doubt with respect to the card readers that used, I tested the original memory card from Sandisk, that came with my Mega Everdrive X 7 Deluxe, the Stone Age Gamer. I used the three tools with which the fake card failed: Check Flash, Flash Drive/Card Tester and H2testw. He went on the three.

So no doubt, the Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB from the store Old ha Store This is a fake. Open a dispute and the seller even proposed to send another card, but I refused and preferred the refund to buy elsewhere.

Then did the purchase with another vendor and then I got an original, He passed every test. But I'll leave the original tests to another article. Do also a comparison between them to show the differences, they are very small.


These are the package tracking information obtained in the AliExpress:

2018.12.17 15:13 (GMT-7): Delivery successful
2018.12.13 15:02 (GMT-7): Cleared customs
2018.12.13 10:19 (GMT-7): Started customs clearance process
2018.12.12 10:24 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier
2018.12.02 04:03 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin
2018.11.29 10:06 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline
2018.11.28 21:24 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
2018.11.28 03:21 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse
2018.11.28 02:51 (GMT-7): Shipment dispatched

Through the code LP + 15 digits, that appears in the system AliExpress, You can get the code from ePacket posted in Sweden (LB + 9 digits + SE), by using the site system Cainiao, that displays the following information:

2018-12-17 15:13:00

Import clearance success
2018-12-13 15:02:00

Import clearance start
2018-12-13 10:19:00

Arrive at destination country
2018-12-12 10:24:00

Arrive at transit country or district
2018-12-07 10:17:00

Depart from transit country or district
2018-12-04 16:19:00

Hand over to airline
2018-12-02 04:03:00

Received by line-haul
2018-11-29 10:06:00

Outbound in sorting center
2018-11-28 21:24:41

Inbound in sorting center
2018-11-28 03:21:47

Accepted by carrier
2018-11-28 02:51:47

And these are the information obtained on the site of the station:

Delivered to the addressee object
Object out for delivery to the recipient
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution in Unit REMOVED / SP
Object forwarded
Treatment Unit in CAJAMAR / SP for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
Object forwarded
Distribution Unit in CURITIBA / PR for treatment plant in CAJAMAR / SP
Customs supervision terminated
Visit My environment Imports
Object received by the post Office of Brazil


It, Finally, We got the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: Sandisk microSDHC Ultra UHS-1 32GB
Name Original: SanDisk Micro SD Card class 10 Memory Card SDHC-SDXC 64 GB 128 GB MicroSD 16 GB 32 GB Max up to six/s TF card GOOD
Store: AliExpress | Store: Old ha Store
Value: R$ 26,60
Current value: R$ 30,92 (US$ 6,07)
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: Free
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 23/11/2018
Submission Date: 28/11/2018
Data Delivery: 17/12/2018
Time in Transit: 19 days
Declared content: USB flash dis
Type Marked Content: Others
Declared Value: USD 4.00
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

Sandisk is one of the most famous brands of memory cards, SSDS and other. This unfortunately makes it also one of the brands that suffer most from fakes. There are even those who prefer to buy memory cards of Chinese brands unknown to avoid fakes.

But I don't intend to give up good marks because of counterfeiters. Sandisk has a great warranty. I've never needed for memory cards, but for SSDs already needed two times (here and here), and both got a new model product superior to that presented problems.

Of course it's unpleasant to wait 19 days for a product and receive a false. But this deadline has decreased enough. In the past it was common to wait months and months for a product from China because of the lengthy post office. And buy in Brazil nor is it any guarantee of receiving a unique product, Since all the stores are crawling with questionable partners in market place.

Financial loss? Only the IOF to 0,38% (I have just done the actual payment via Ebanx) and possible exchange rate changes between the date of purchase and the return. A AliExpress protects very well the buyer in such cases.

So I will buy my Sandisk memory card in AliExpress. Just won't buy again with the store Old ha Store, which do not recommend.

Recommend store Samsung Digital Store, Despite the contradiction with the name, that's where I got my original Sandisk memory card to show you in a future article.

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