Samsung EVO 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Card with Adapter (MB-MP32DA/AM)
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Save your precious memories - fast. This Ultra High speed memory card is UHS-1 enabled, which means it captures photos and video two times faster than your typical micro SD. With a transfer speed of up to 48 MB per second, you can spend less time transferring memories, and more time making them.
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1806 of 1872 people found the following review helpful.
Be cautious but aware of how to spot fakes - Great performance and value for a card that many try to copy
I did much research into these cards before purchasing, especially since I read so many issues about counterfeits and foreign scams. These cards seem to be a popular one for fakes, and though so many people reported receiving them, I decided to make the purchase and work it through. I purchased 3 of these cards in 32GB capacity, and researched their authenticity. The following information with included photos is from my own personal research, including direct communication and discussions with Samsung.
One of the first issues pointed out about these cards when they are fakes is the packaging. Some have reported receiving packaging with a Samsung Galaxy phone on the cover while the real one is supposed to be a tablet. I will caution anyone purchasing these cards and jumping to a quick conclusion on the packaging alone: Samsung displays 2 product images on their website for these cards, one including the adapter and one without, and the one without the adapter displays a Galaxy phone while the one with the adapter displays a tablet (ref: http://www.samsung.com/us/photography/digital-cameras-accessories/MB-MP32DA/AM).
I purchased the Micro-SDHC with adapter and my packaging displayed a tablet in the users hand in the image.
Further notes by users have pointed out that English is not the primary language on the packaging. On all 3 packages in my order, this was the case, as Chinese was the first language followed by an English translation. Additionally, the barcode on the back was covered with a sticker labeling the item description, model, and an identification number I can assume is only for inventory purposes. In the United States these cards are model MB-MP32DA/AM. Beneath the stuck on barcode, however, the model on the actual packaging is MB-MP32DA/CN. After researching this, under an assumption of what the model code identified, I was able to conclude that the cards I received are for the Chinese market. Physically and operationally they are no different. The packaging, though, was labeled to be sold in an Asian retail market, which is why the model is wrong for the United States. Europe also has a different code based on region for sale.
The seller of the cards, or whoever prepared them for sale in the US must have printed the sticker to place over the barcode. This does not affect the use of the cards, and will not affect the ability to receive service on them, customer service or warranty wise, should it be necessary.
The physical cards typically appear different if they are fakes, and there are variances among fakes, though the primary indicator is the country stamped on the back. Authentic cards will have the country of manufacture printed as Korea as the bottom line, preceded by 3 lines, the first a non-regional model ID (MB-MP32D), and the next 2 lines a lot or production ID and a serial number. Non-genuine cards will either exclude a country of origin or it will be Taiwan, Japan, China, etc... They will also not include the rest of the authentic information. If you receive the model with the adapter, the adapter will be printed as Made in China, and this is also printed on the packaging beneath the original barcode.
For the design, the back will be a semi-gloss black and the edges will be white on the authentic cards and the fronts will be a very vivid white and orange combination. The adapters will be white and gray, in a matte-like finish. Some fakes have been reported as having a red tint to them and others have black edges or different backs. To further authenticate the appearance you can review some photos and reports provided here: http://thecounterfeitreport.com/product/504/Samsung-microSD-Memory-Cards.html.
Two of the cards I received had identical serial numbers on them and some users have reported that as being a way to identify the fakes. I actually called Samsung and went through an extensive phone call discussing the various design choices and markings on the cards. The serial numbers printed on the cards are not unique and it is entirely possible to receive 2 with the same numbers. Apparently it depends more on location, time, and date of manufacture of the card.
Furthermore, during this phone call I discussed the model numbers and packaging language, which is how I verified the retail market these cards were packaged for. According to Samsung, they used to ask for packaging for warranty or service, but to to online sales they no longer do. The fact that my card packaging was for an Asian retail market will make no difference in my ability to acquire support, as they pay attention to the non-regional model number printed on the card.
Beyond just the phone call and online research into these cards, I ran them through 2 capacity tests for authenticity of the suggested sizes. First, without getting too deep into technical details, a 32GB card, once formatted, will not have a complete 32GB of storage space available. It's completely normal to be somewhere between 28-30GB. Some fakes, however, modify the cards to report a fraudulent amount of capacity that can only be verified by running through these tests. I used H2TestW and RMPrepUSB (QuickTest option) to authenticate the amount of the cards and both tests verified stated capacity. H2TestW leaves the files on the card and requires you to wipe while RMPrepUSB has a QuickTest option that is faster and removes the data upon completion, which is a little nicer.
I also did speed tests, and while results will vary, running numerous tests will yield an average. Instead of printing out a table here, just know that the tests I performed were fairly equivalent to those others posted and only slightly slower in some tests than what I was able to achieve with a similarly matched Sandisk card.
As mentioned, I researched these cards extensively and wanted to pass along the additional information. I know others have reported on their fakes as well, but I have seen numerous users jumping to conclusions about receiving fakes just on the packaging being primarily Chinese or the barcode being covered. If you receive a card that appears otherwise authenticate, if not for the Chinese packaging, it probably is authentic and you will be covered for warranty and customer service. Test the capacity and if it checks out, you are fine. If it doesn't say Korea on the back, however, go ahead and assume it's non-genuine and replace it.
From a performance standpoint, these cards are more than worth the cost. They are not the fastest cards out there, but their durability and performance and perfectly acceptable for the majority of applications. I have had other name-brand cards fail on me as of recently, after only a short period of time, so I am happy to be having better luck with others. Should these encounter a similar fate, however, I will be updating this review.
3002 of 3150 people found the following review helpful.
Does Amazon themselves now carry bootlegs??
By Enrique E.
Ordered my first card (from Amazon LLC themselves, not marketplace); came with no adapter; eh, no biggy. Packaging coloring was a bit faded, and the back of the packaging was in Chinese first, then English. Huh.
Then when I tried to move files into it, it wouldn't take anything more than about 10GB. Photos would be randomly corrupted, and entire folder contents mysteriously vanishing/being deleted (but the folder itself still intact). Also had extremely slow performance; reformatting took 6+ hours!
These are signs of a bootleg card.
Asked for a replacement, and when I got it, wow the packaging was different.
The replacement had:
-Came with an actual adapter
-The printing is more vibrant, and the big picture in the middle is a thicker sticker than the first card.
-The picture is a tablet, versus a phone on the first card.
-Correctly labeled as MicroSD XC for a 64GB card on the top right of the back, not MicroSD HC on first card.
-"Ideal choice for premium smartphones and tablets".
-English durability text.
-English-first product description text; no Chinese at all.
-10 year warranty instead of 5.
-Recycling/disposal symbols arranged differently.
-The card is MADE IN KOREA.
-The barcode has more information.
Wow get your stuff together Amazon, what the heck?? How did this get in your supply??
I really don't want to start buying electronics from big box retailers for guaranteed genuine items but this is actually the THIRD time in a row I've gotten a bad card from Amazon (it was a Sandisk before this one), and I'm suspecting the one before was a fake now too since it exhibited the exact same symptoms.
Hope this helps anyone out there and took look out of you get these.
53 of 56 people found the following review helpful.
Did Not Work - Possibly Counterfeit Card - Did Not Work in my Samsung Galaxy S5
This card did not work in my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. I thought I'd purchase a Samsung-branded card to go with my new Galaxy S5 phone. What a mistake... I transferred all of my stuff off the old card on to my PC. I removed the old card, I inserted the new card (this Samsung card) into the phone and formatted it. I then attempted to transfer my pictures and music to the new card from the PC. Sounds simple enough, right? I got numerous error messages while attempting to transfer the music over, so I eventually gave up and removed all music from the card. After I transferred the photos, I noticed that most of the pictures appeared as black icons with exclamation points in the phone's Gallery. When I took pictures with the phone (pictures that were set up to be saved to the card), the pictures weren't saved correctly and had issues. On the rare occasion I actually got a picture to save correctly with no issues, I couldn't Share them by text message because I then got an error message indicating that the picture was of an unsupported format. I spent about six hours on the phone with Samsung and at least two hours on the phone with Verizon Wireless. Neither could resolve the issue. I eventually gave up and took the Samsung card out and put another smaller capacity card that I had on hand (purchased at Office Depot), formatted it with the phone and began the transferring of my pictures and music again. After everything was transferred, I checked the Gallery and the Music player. All of my photos and music appear perfectly in the Gallery and Music player. Because I no longer have the packaging, I likely wouldn't be able to return it. Probably won't purchase another card from Amazon because I want to be more certain of what I'm getting. I would have rated it zero starts, but needed to give it one star for the page to allow me to comment on this product. The merchant was Amazon - so I was very surprised that I had this issue. Very disappointed that Amazon would sell something that is potentially counterfeit.
UPDATE: Samsung commented on this review and indicated that I should contact Amazon about this purchase. I did so and Amazon was great - they credited back the purchase price. After rummaging around through things in my home office, I found the original packaging and returned all to Amazon (they provided a pre-paid shipping label). The card I received was made in Taiwan - not Korea. A huge red flag. Thank you Amazon for providing the shipping label and crediting my credit card with the purchase price for this fake card.