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Got a fake...
July 11, 2018
I ordered this based on the speeds that it's capable of, the reputation of SanDisk, and the general rating on Amazon for this product.
As I usually do with my flash storage purchases, I tested the card using h2testw and a few other softwares to confirm the card's authenticity. Unfortunately, it failed all the tests!! Lots of corrupt sectors and total usable space was approx. 7gb, when it was meant to be close to 256gb.
So I guess I was unfortunate enough to have gotten a fake card... Something I was hoping to avoid by buying through Amazon.
My advice to buyers: test the card when you get it to confirm. Search for the plethora of free softwares available to do this online. It might take you a while to fully test it out (as was tt he case for me) but it may save you from using a dud.
The only good thing, in my case, was that Amazon was quick to acknowledge my problems, so got a full refund after returning the product.