Worried about my SD card

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David Dearing

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Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 2:37 pm

I just got my used BMPCC yesterday. I updated my firmware to 2.1, so it has the in camera format option. I put in a brand new SanDisk 256gb Extreme Pro SD card in it, which is on the list of approved cards, but I get a "no disk" message and the format card option is grayed out.

Edit: I formatted the card exFAT with my Windows 10 computer, the computer says it's good, but the camera still says "no card" and the format is grayed out..

What should I do?? Thanks!
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 5:30 pm

Can you confirm it is the Extreme Pro. 95 MB/sec SDXC UHS-I that is listed in the manual? Also, did you purchase this directly from SanDisk or via another reseller?
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 7:28 pm

I bought it from Amazon. But it was only $79, and Amazon said it was a "new supplier". I did a speed test and it reads at about 15 mbps and writes at 12 mbps. I'm thinking that it's a scam. :(
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 8:16 pm

There have been cases in the past that other users reported differences in the exact same model card not working with their cameras. Look into a local retail shop to see if they have the same model and compare the markings/labels to see if this was the case for you.
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 8:50 pm

Since you got it through Amazon, notify them and ask for a refund. This is why I always get my cards from a known dealer, like Adorama or B&H, or a good local photo dealer.
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostFri Jun 01, 2018 10:40 pm

Will do. I was looking at a photo of one on Best Buy's website and the label is slightly different. I'm going to drive over there and have a look. Very disappointing. First time I've had any trouble with Amazon..


Which one of these should I buy? Mine looks like the second photo. It doesn't have the "V30" - AND it's 256gb instead of 128..

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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostSat Jun 02, 2018 1:09 am

Either one should work for a “real”SanDisk SD card, I have used the 128GB and had good luck with them on the Micro and Pocket cameras.
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 1:39 am

Update, I went to Best Buy and got a 32GB extreme pro basically just to make sure the camera isn't screwed up. It works perfectly. The card has its own case as well, which my 256GB card did not. I think I definitely bought a knockoff copy. I guess it's return to Amazon time...

I then set the camera to RAW and laughed... 9 minutes...
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 2:18 am

Good, yes the real card comes with a wee plastic like case for it.
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostSun Jun 03, 2018 8:12 pm

256gb for $79 is waaaaaaaay too cheap... A buddy of mine also thoughed he bought real cheap cards with ultra extreme pro.. Ending up a closer inspection there was Sansnot instead of SanDisk written on it.. :lol: :lol: It looked the same
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostMon Jun 04, 2018 2:21 am

Yeah, I should have known better- it was a new vendor and it was on "special". The vendor is still on Amazon, now advertising $125, which is pretty much the same as everyone else. Returning the card tomorrow.

Attached is a photo of two cards. The 32GB card is the one I purchased from Best Buy, and works just fine in the BMPCC. The 256GB card is the suspected userper. I noticed several things, most obvious is the yellow lock slider instead of grey. The case isn't smooth like the real one. The label is quite a bit brighter as well. The card itself has a rough texture that the genuine one does not. Now, the 32GB is the V30 card, which may me different than the genuine 256GB SDXC, I don't know.

Anyway, I've reformatted the 256GB card four times now, spoke with SanDisk, and I'm now convinced this is a fake. If you were using this on your old digital camera that shoots HD compressed, you'd probably never notice. It now reads around 15mb/s, and writes about 12mb/s. With the NTFS format it reads about twice that fast and writes around 30 bp/s...
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostMon Jun 04, 2018 5:58 pm

I just checked my 256GB SanDisk card, and it looks different from the one above, all my SanDisk cards have a grey slider for the write protection, and fairly smooth cases, and the labels fill card label area. Time to send that counterfeit card back.... ;)
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Re: Worried about my SD card

PostMon Jun 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Thank you for checking. I've sent it back to Amazon for a refund.
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