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private:fake_sd_card_raid [2019/03/21 13:01] (current)
tonyr created
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 +===== Fake SD card RAID =====
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 +This is not a good idea.  I'm not sure why I even did it, except of course the the vendors of fake SD cards cause a lot of unnecessary pain and it would be good if they were reported.
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 +Using your normal eBay account buy:
 +  * Four 4-port USB hubs.  You can get them for less than £0.99 each, e.g.  https://​www.ebay.co.uk/​itm/​4-port-Micro-USB-2-0-USB-Cables-HUBs-Splitter-Adapters-for-computers-cell-phone/​293015514648 at a bit over £0.60
 +  * A job lot of 16 SD card to USB.  I got 10 for £2.09 e.g. https://​www.ebay.co.uk/​itm/​Wholesale-10-PCS-USB-2-0-To-Micro-SD-TF-Memory-Card-Adapter-Reader-Lot-Color/​372273428761
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 +Right - that should have cost less than £7.
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 +For maximum impact, set up another eBay account (they are okay with it) and buy the cheap micro SD cards you see.  Here are some examples:
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 +They are all fake.   Test them with:
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 +Only get them from local sellers, it all takes too long otherwise, plus local sellers are more complient when confrunted. ​  
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 +Take a screen shot of the output, open a "item does not seem genuine"​ case on eBay, demand 100% refund immedaitely. ​ Rince and repeat. ​ I've foudn it faster two buy two at once - that way it's more convinnving that the fake card was not a one off failure but fraud.
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 +You can report all the sellers as fake - especially if you set up an account to do this.
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 +Now, fix up the cards, find the min and configure as RAID like this:
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private/fake_sd_card_raid.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/21 13:01 by tonyr