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by Rideout
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
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Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

MattHawkinsUK wrote:Don't buy flash media from eBay.

If it's cheaper than a proper shop it is probably fake. The counterfeit rate is so high it just isn't work the risk or the hassle!
Lesson learned. I was unaware that people were faking SD cards. I guess it's been a while since I've purchased one.
by Rideout
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

Dunno about the US, but in the UK there's fairly strong regulation about selling something that isn't as described. Ebay should hopefully settle the dispute in your favour. I filed a dispute with ebay and seller agreed to refund me in full as long as I return the memory cards. We'll see how it goes.
by Rideout
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

Ah, so you've actually got a 4GB card, which has had it's firmware hacked to report a 64GB card :evil: It "works" perfectly fine, as long as the total amount of data on the card is less than 4GB (which is why you need something like H2testw to find fake flash memory). As soon as you try to save any...
by Rideout
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

download H2testw 1.4 and run that over it [on a windows machine] that will tell you if it is fake or not I ran H2testw and here are the results: Warning: Only 63975 of 63976 MByte tested. The media is likely to be defective. 3.7 GByte OK (7939867 sectors) 58.6 GByte DATA LOST (123080933 sectors) De...
by Rideout
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

Uh, what? :shock: Never heard of that. The recommended (and supported) version of Raspbian is available from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ so use that to test your hardware, and if it works you can then use whatever other weird and wonderful distros you like :D I had never heard of it eithe...
by Rideout
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

Re: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

The OS I installed was called Raspian Turnkey Mix by Ghoulmann. I used Win32 disk imager to write it to the SD. I do not recall what the sd card was formatted to but I'm pretty sure it was FAT32. I'll download H2Testw when I get home tonight and see what it says.

Thanks everyone for all the replies.
by Rideout
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi
Replies: 20
Views: 5912

64gb micro sd from ebay not working with RPi

I recently bought a couple 64gb micro sd cards off of ebay with the intentions of using one with my RPi and another with my Nikon. Following a tutorial on Instructables.com, I set out to build a Raspberry Pi server. After installing the OS onto the 64gb Micro SD, I attempted to boot the RPI. I could...

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