Ishiyoshi Posted February 3, 2006 Report Share Posted February 3, 2006 Attention all Memory Stick Pro DUO bargain hunters! If you are in the market for a new MS Pro DUO, please take a read at this interesting guide from VR-Zone Hardware Forum - click for more details: Distingush Genuine & Fake Memory Stick Pro Duoexcerpts from the guide:Currently, there is a huge batch of fake memory sticks in the market. It looks so real that even supplier can't see the differences. While walking around Sim Lim today, I also spotted some shop selling fake SONY memory stick pro duo. As I have known, there are currently 3 brands of fake memory stick pro duo products and 2 of them are in Singapore. They are:- Sony- Sandisk- LexarMostly will ask.. HUH!! SANDISK (note.. not SCANDISK is SANDISK)!! Serious or not!! yes.. serious!! THERE IS FAKE SANDISK MEMORY STICK PRO DUO!! lolAnyway this short tips here will tell beginners on spotting the fake SONY memory stick pro duo products. The sandisk one I'm still doing the investigation. All the informations given below are based on web infos + SONY given infos.1 - Prices The prices of fake MS Pro Duo are very cheap at retail shop... unless the boss is doing a closing down sales. The price are usually ranging bout $200-$250 for a 2GB one, and this price is actually the supplier price for an original one.2 - SealsOriginal Sony Package Seals have Long Staple like Seal, and it is sealed in using heat. Fake one have round seals, and the seals are sealed up using glue.3 - CapacityFake 2GB MS Pro Duo have 1948MB and 1959MB of memory space when it is shown on devices like PSP. Genuine one have a capacity of 1909MB while some devices will read 1910MB.For the old batch of 1948MB Fake version, I actually feel quite shocking... because it indeed can save up to 1948MB!! Tested and Proven by myself!!For the 1948mb newer version and 1959MB Fake version, all I have to say is good luck. although it is written 1959MB, the size actually cannot hold more than 1GB.. which is reported by a lot of people, so it means that it is the "cheat" which makes the software reads 1959MB.. while the card is only around 1GB.4 - Transfer SpeedThe transfer speed of real one is at about 80Mbps. Fake one will have slower transfer speed. 1948MB one actually can go on 65Mbps to 70Mbps... 1959MB one ... at most 60Mbps.To test timing, try transfering a 1GB file to the stick and use the stopwatch to calculate the time of file transfer. This is the easiest way.... click the link provided above for further info. <HR noShade SIZE=1>How to Distinguish Genuine & Fake Memory Stick Pro Duo RevisitedFor those still confused between a genuine and fake Memory Stick Pro Duo - please review the following guide: click here for PCPOP's pictorial-guide (translated by QJ.NET) excerpts from the guide:NOTE: Left = Real; Right = Fake The exterior of the genuine memory stick is abrasive, while the fake one feels slick. The back of the genuine memory stick has some information sculpted by laser beam, not printed. The volume of genuine memory sticks is 480MB, while the fake on has only 468MB. Sony customer service center cannot tell if your memory stick is genuine or fake. The genuine memory stick is hard to open up, while the fake one cracks up easily because it's not even glued well. The genuine memory stick uses a Samsung flash memory chip, while the fake one uses an unknown chip (in fact with the text burnished away from the chips), which is inferior.Genuine Sony Memory Stick Pro DUO 1GBThe most ironical thing happened to the author of this article, was that the lady in the Sony CS center replied him "Your (fake) memory stick is genuine, maybe you need to switch to another card reader." after he asked about his (fake) card not recognized by his computer. So, can we assume that even Sony cannot tell if the memory stick is real or fake? Sigh... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Attention all Memory Stick Pro DUO bargain hunters!
If you are in the market for a new MS Pro DUO, please take a read at this interesting guide from VR-Zone Hardware Forum - click for more details: Distingush Genuine & Fake Memory Stick Pro Duo
excerpts from the guide:<HR noShade SIZE=1>
How to Distinguish Genuine & Fake Memory Stick Pro Duo Revisited
For those still confused between a genuine and fake Memory Stick Pro Duo - please review the following guide: click here for PCPOP's pictorial-guide (translated by QJ.NET)
excerpts from the guide:
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