Got a #fake #memorycard on #Amazon!

Just received my 32Gb micro SD card from Amazon. After opening the package, I thought that the quality of the printing on the card looked a little blurry. Of course I first blamed it on my deteriorating eye sight, and thought nothing of it.

Tried to (tried!) copy the latest version of Raspbian on it and put it in the Raspberry Pi. Powered it up. Nothing.

Strange, this had never happened before. Let’s try the same again. Of course with theĀ same result. no boot up.

Time to take a picture of the card. As a comparison I’ve also uploaded a picture of the real thing.

Real Sandisk

Real card (someone else’s)

Fake sandisk

Fake card (mine)

Off to the police tomorrow. Let’s see what happens.