[Review] microSD Sandisk Ultra 512GB card for Mister – AliExpress

The Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB was acquired in AliExpress, shop Bo Cheng Store, to use in my MiSTer.

Motivation

A DE10Nano, main board of MiSTer, comes with a card microSD, but it has only 8GB, which is insufficient to place the games collections of various consoles and arcades I'm interested.

The 512GB cards have been the choice of many owners of the MiSTer, since it has enough space for the complete collections of various systems, and others to come.

Choice of Sandisk Ultra 512GB

The choice of Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB it happened my positive experience with the brand. I have several Sandisk cards and I never had a problem with them.

The store Bo Cheng Store was chosen because it was the cheapest place where I found the Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB.

Unboxing

The Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB arrived in a bubble envelope. The store was somewhat reckless leaving a high value tag, product description and photo on the back of the envelope. At the front came the standard mailing label, with low value and generic description.

Dentro do envelope, the Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB It came in the original packaging from Sandisk, sealed, with all the original details, including scratch card with verification code.

Check out the photos and the video of the unboxing from the Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB:

Tests

The first test I did with Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB was the scratch card, to check the verification code on the Sandisk website. It is a legitimate product:

Checking the Sandisk Ultra 512GB microSDXC Card on the Sandisk website.

Checking the Sandisk Ultra 512GB microSDXC Card on the Sandisk website.

Then, I put the card in SD Cards and microSD Reader USB Ugreen 3.0 and I did the test H2testw. It took almost 6 hours, frustrating my expectation to put the card in the MiSTer the same day it arrived. More was expected, after all it's 512GB. Everything went well in this test.

Por fim, the performance test was done with the CrystalDiskMark. The reading rate was close to the nominal, while writing was a little low. Note that Sandisk does not report the write rate, limited to saying that it is lower than reading.

Com todos os testes feitos era hora de encher o Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB de ROMs e outras imagens. Coloquei todos os packs do SmokeMonster, de consoles e computadores, inclusive os de sistemas que ainda não posso jogar porque ainda não chegou o módulo de SDRAM. Coloquei também todas as ROMs de arcade usando o script Retrodriven. Só não coloquei ainda as imagens de CD do Sega CD. With all that, o cartão está com 109 GB de arquivos, ocupando um total de 157 GB. Que venha o PC Engine CD-ROM e o Neo Geo CD! 🙂

With the Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB pude finalmente dar alguma atenção para os jogos de Arcade, de Mega Drive e de Game Boy Advance, that I hadn't tested yet because I didn't want to keep selecting games to put on the smaller card. All tests were broadcast live on Skooter Blog channel on Youtube, and are in playlist do MiSTer. Check out:

Tracing

These are the package tracking information obtained in the AliExpress:

2020.03.18 16:00 (GMT-7): Delivery successful
2020.03.12 10:05 (GMT-7): Cleared customs
2020.03.10 08:53 (GMT-7): Accepted by Last Mile Carrier
2020.02.28 08:05 (GMT-7): Departed country of origin
2020.02.26 18:35 (GMT-7): Shipment accepted by airline
2020.02.26 05:01 (GMT-7): Shipment left country of origin warehouse
2020.02.26 03:40 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin distribution center
2020.02.26 03:40 (GMT-7): Shipment at country of origin warehouse

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

18/03/2020
16:00
[REMOVED] / SP Object delivered to the recipient
18/03/2020
12:24
[REMOVED] / SP object out for delivery to the recipient
16/03/2020
07:39
INDAIATUBA / SP
Objeto encaminhado
de Unidade de Tratamento em INDAIATUBA / SP for distribution Unit in [REMOVED] / SP
12/03/2020
10:29
CURITIBA / PR
Objeto encaminhado
de Unidade de Distribuição em CURITIBA / PR for Treatment Unit in INDAIATUBA / SP
12/03/2020
10:27
CURITIBA / PR finalized Customs supervision
10/03/2020
09:24
CURITIBA / PR	Objeto recebido pelos Correios do Brasil

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27/02/2020
14:59
SWEDEN /
Objeto encaminhado
de País em SUECIA / countries in International treatment unit / BR

Informar nº do documento para a fiscalização e entrega do seu objeto. Click here My Imports
27/02/2020
14:58
SWEDEN / 	Objeto recebido na unidade de exportação no país de origem

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27/02/2020
14:25
SWEDEN / 	Objeto postado

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Table-Summary

This is the table-summary of purchase:

Product Name: Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB
Name Original: SanDisk Ultra high speed 512gb Micro SD Card for Drone TF Card Memory Card for Motion Gopro C10 U1 512GB
Store: AliExpress | Store: Bo Cheng Store
Value: R$ 372,31
Current value: R$ 483,66
Payment Method: Credit Card Visa International
Shipping Type: Aliexpress Standard Shipping
Shipping Fee: Free
Package Home Country: China
Purchase Data: 30/01/2020
Submission Date: 26/02/2020
Data Delivery: 18/03/2020
Time in Transit: 21 days
Declared content: memory cards
Type Marked Content: Others
Declared Value: USD $5.0
Taxed: Not
Taxable Value: -
Tax Value: -

Final Considerations

The Sandisk Ultra microSD card 512GB it is legitimate, passed all tests and is fulfilling its role very well in my MiSTer, onde posso deixar gravados todos os jogos que posso querer jogar, sem precisar ficar fazendo umas seleção.

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