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Topic # 183776 29-Oct-2015 19:37
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I've been using Samsung class 10 micro-SD cards with Raspberry Pi's for a while.  I used the Samsung cards because I find them rock solid reliable, I have never had one fail, and they perform as claimed.  I nearly exclusively use 32GB cards, as the extra space provides plenty of room for the wear levelling algorithm.

I've tried some other brands in the past.  I've had some fail within 24 hours.  I have had some corrupt data.  I have had quite a few that perform no where near the speed advertised.


Much to my horror, the main distributor, Ingram Micro, has decided to cease distributing them.  Now I need to find a new brand.  Anyone got a brand of class 10 micro-SD they would care to recommend?




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  Reply # 1416381 29-Oct-2015 19:40
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  Reply # 1416382 29-Oct-2015 19:42
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I might buy some up.  The problem is if PBTech get them from Ingram Micro then once their stock dry up I wont be able to get them in NZ.




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  Reply # 1416391 29-Oct-2015 19:51
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The other problem is I need to make sure I get the genuine article.  There are a lot of counterfeit cards on the market.




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  Reply # 1417211 30-Oct-2015 17:08
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pdath: The other problem is I need to make sure I get the genuine article.  There are a lot of counterfeit cards on the market.


Pretty sure it's legit no reason for them to sell counterfeit ones.



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  Reply # 1417213 30-Oct-2015 17:09
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I'm sure they wouldn't sell counterfeits on purpose.  It's weather I trust their suppliers.




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  Reply # 1417263 30-Oct-2015 18:38
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Option 1 - order them from amazon

 



 

Option 2 - contact Samsung directly. They have a presence in NZ so they might be able to help or indicate alternative distro.

 



 

Option 3 - as others have suggested get them from pbtech

 



 

If you are worried about counterfeits - and it is reasonable that you should be - then you need to realise that even an official distro can get this wrong. Indeed, sometimes, the manufacturer's own direct outlet can carry counterfeits. There have been some very embarrassing episodes of that around the world. I am not trying to suggest that this is the case with the items that you are buying but it has happened so be prepared to check for yourself wherever you source these items.

 

 




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  Reply # 1417266 30-Oct-2015 18:41
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jpoc: Option 1 - order them from amazon

Option 2 - contact Samsung directly. They have a presence in NZ so they might be able to help or indicate alternative distro.

Option 3 - as others have suggested get them from pbtech

If you are worried about counterfeits - and it is reasonable that you should be - then you need to realise that even an official distro can get this wrong. Indeed, sometimes, the manufacturer's own direct outlet can carry counterfeits. There have been some very embarrassing episodes of that around the world. I am not trying to suggest that this is the case with the items that you are buying but it has happened so be prepared to check for yourself wherever you source these items.


When I searched Amazon, the first supplier that came up appears to be selling counterfeits.  Not a good look.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Memory-Micro-UHS-I-Class/dp/B00MNT86NE

I have contacted Samsung NZ, and they have given me two bricks and mortar resellers I can go to.




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  Reply # 1417309 30-Oct-2015 20:09
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When I search "samsung evo 64gb" on Amazon the first link is http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Class-Adapter-MB-MP64DA-AM/dp/B00IVPU7AO/ for $22 USD.

If you want to buy from Amazon just filter Amazon search on the left to Seller -> Amazon.com

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