Deli23: Hi guys,
Just bumping the tread to let everyone know that grab a deal has A-data 32 gd micro sdhc class 10 SD cards for $50.00 (NZ) - 5 hours or so left. Was just looking for a card to buy today and there it was. Also includes delivery.
After hearing about this deal in the Galaxy S II owner's thread, I purchased an ADATA 32GB microSDHC class 10 card on the Grab-a-deal website for the low, low price of $50 shipped (which in retrospect is suspiciously low). After some considerable delay in shipping, the card finally arrived today.
jpanwala: Hey guys... I have received my 32 GB micro SDHC card today by courier, and auto-doc is indeed the guys at streetbitz..
Just a warning though, dont freak out when you receive the parcel, was in a open unsealed box with no company name etc, there is branding on the card itself and it is working fine for me so far, so not so good out of the box experience, but hey if it works as it should, its a steal for 50 bucks! 31.03 GB free memory on mounting... :)
As stated, the packaging is generic and the only branding is on the card itself (will upload some pictures at some point, but the card is still in the process of testing).
Unfortunately it appears that the card is a counterfeit - a 1GB card with a fake boot table to allow it to report 32GB capacity.
I am in the process of testing with h2testw (http://flashfakecentral.wordpress.com/testing-flash-memory-chips/h2testw-english/) which essentially fills the drive with test data, then verifies that is is readable.
My interim results (still 4 hours to go):
Warning: Only 31764 of 31765 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
925.9 MByte OK (1896416 sectors)
7.0 GByte DATA LOST (14768838 sectors)
Details:2.0 GByte overwritten (4372171 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
4.9 GByte corrupted (10396667 sectors)
209.9 MByte aliased memory (430049 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x0000000039dfc000
H2testw version 1.3
Have written a somewhat restrained email to [email protected] - will report back if and when I hear from them. I'd be interested in someone else's results, too - maybe it's just my card (hey, pigs could fly).