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File corruption with shitty 512 SD Micro

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Mar 24, 2016
How bad could SD chip tech possibly be that when I got one for $15 -- lol -- whenever i put files in there, it becomes corrupt and 0 bytes. Still in the storage apparently, yet invisible in File Explorer only for it to disappear completly (cleaned away i guess) after chkdsk.

I look at a brand name (sandisk/samsung) micro SD of 512gb, it's like 60$+++ with 10k+ reviews non citing corruption errors.



Benching Team Leader
May 29, 2005
Yep, any form of storage is a ticking time bomb, in some cases, you are given a warning, and in others, especially anything flash-based [SD, USB, SSD, NVME, etc] there's generally no warning and it stops working. That's why it is important to have regular [tested] backups of any data you deem important.
Dec 13, 2005
So...Just understanding you right, you got a $15 512gb card and it's corrupting?

Fake card, not bad tech.

The $60+ Samsung/SD cards are more likely to be the real deal.