SanDisk says it produced some bad 32GB and 64GB microSD cards
posted by Alan F. / Mar 18, 2013, 12:41 PM
The Register, based in the U.K., spoke with SanDisk and the honesty was quite refreshing. The card manufacturer admitted to a problem in the production of a small number of its 32GB and 64GB microSD cards. The manufacturing problem has already been repaired. If you have a SanDisk card that is failing, whether it is on the Samsung Galaxy S III or any other device, you can contact the company and receive a replacement.
Has any one out there suffering with a SanDisk microSD Card? Drop us a comment in the box below and let us know what happened. You will feel much better getting it off your chest.
source: AndroidCentralforum via TheRegister
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WHAT?! I'm using SanDisk's micro SD card!
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 12:48 PM 3
Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012
Soo... this is a recall? The note says about class 10 microSD cards, but what about class 4 32GB? Are affected too?
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 12:53 PM 1
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How will you know what class of sandisk memory card you have bought? Is it written on the package?
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 12:57 PM 1
Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009
Its on the packaging and in the card itself.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 1:02 PM 0
Posts: 13; Member since: May 02, 2012
i had a 32gb micro sd that every once in a while wouldnt let me get into my gallery because one picture was corrupt. I deleted the file and i was able to access my gallery again. then two months later the card wasnt recognized by my 16gb s3. i tried to load it on my computer to transfer some of the files and it didnt even work in my computer. Definitely contacting sandisk
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 1:40 PM 0
Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 28, 2008
Bought a 32GB card before Christmas and worked great on my DROID RAZR M. Bought a Note 2 about a month ago, worked for a while then it just died. I wouldn't read on my computer or any other phone. In the process of getting a replacement.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 2:54 PM 0
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Nice way to build a strawman argument against Samsung. Take an out-of-context "quote" from one side of an alleged conversation with a rep, and blame them for a problem that has nothing to do with them. A customer complaining about an issue with his memory card, and the rep saying that he shouldn't believe everything he reads on the internet is a complete non sequitur. If this conversation even took place, there's a lot missing here. Is there a full transcript of the conversation? Or is the author of this "article" just pissing in the wind? This article should be about the possibility of having a bad micro SD card, yet the author has devote half his "article" to get his digs in against Samsung, which has zero responsibility in this matter. I don't know Adam F. from shinola, but it's clear that either he has some unjournalistic biases against a certain company(ies), or he's completely clueless. Check your sources, cite your sources, qualify the statements, provide context, and remain objective before you spew a bunch of ignorant drivel all over a website that some people, despite certain articles, trust and respect for their tech news.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 3:27 PM 3
Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010
Sheesh. Samsung and it's products are mentioned so much in this article you'd almost think the writer was attempting to associate Samsung with the SD card problem in the readers' minds here instead of SanDisk.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 3:33 PM 1
Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2012
got a 32g class 4 memory card for my trip back in august of 2012 and the 2 week trip i had taken over a hundred photos of everywhere i went in NY from Mahattan, to Syracuse, Buffalo, Niagra falls, Saratoga. The last day of my trip my phone said it couldn't read my card and so I took it out and put it back in and it still didn't read it. Then when i arrived at the airport it said it could read the card, but all my photos were gone. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!! I tried those recovery things online, but none of them work. Does anyone know how i could recover those photos or if it is even possible???
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 4:34 PM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2012
by the way i don't feel better about getting it off my chest. it brings back the hurt i felt because of all the wedding pics i had from my trip as well.... i haven't used the sd card since just because i didn't want a repeat of what happend.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 4:37 PM 0
Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 17, 2012
I have a 32Gb Class 10 SanDisk micro SD card and mine got corrupted and I lost EVERYTHING. I was furious. I kept all my music, photos, videos, backups, all on that SD card. Some pictures will also randomly become corrupted. I purchased it from SanDisk because I trusted their quality and I will not make the same mistake again.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 4:55 PM 0
Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012
I've had a class 10 Samsung 32GB card start mounting and dismounting till it died... pissed me off. Went it and grabbed a 64 gig and I sure add he'll hope it doesn't act up, it hasn't yet. *knocks on wood.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 4:56 PM 0
Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
Yea I heard about this when I was buying my 64gb ultra. I read A LOT of negative comments about cards dying in less than a few months. Do you have a serial # range of some sort so we can tell which ones might be affected?
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 5:55 PM 0
Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012
I do encounter problem with one sd card i got from the grey market. Intermittent reading/write error. Format the card and problem still persist. From then on, i only buy SD Card from authorise dealer which normally cost a bit more. So far no problem from authorise dealer purchased SD Card. I use it with my pocket camera and my cell phone.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 7:15 PM 0
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So I'm lucky, have mobile ultra 64 on note2 for months now. Have been worked fine! A lot hd videos n only 2gb available.
posted on Mar 18, 2013, 8:36 PM 0
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