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Corrupted after 1 month usage
on February 29, 2012
I've always loved amazonbasics product. Cheap and very good quality.
The card worked great when it worked, it holds true to its class 10 speed. I've enjoyed using it up till an hour ago, when it decided to go corrupt without any apparent reason...
As any other tech nerd, I back up my files regularly. However, it just happens that I took some important pictures of my experiment with my phone that I was going to present tomorrow... After coming back from the lab, just when I'm about to download the pictures, my phone gave me a dreaded "SD card corrupted" message... Loading the card with other devices and card readers have also proved useless.
Luckily, I found this program called "TestDisk & PhotoRec" from ehow.com... Again as a computer geek, I never believed in any recovery software, but I tried it anyway since my only other option is to reformat the drive. And I couldn't believe it when the program actually worked! Of course all the files are renamed and randomly dumped into a single directory, but at least I have the pictures that I took today.
Since someone else has the little card holder case that came with the card, I don't have time to request for a replacement within the 30 day window... Hopefully replacement through Amazon's warranty service is as easy as it's 30 day returns.
I am by no means discouraging people from buying this card. I am just giving you a heads up that there may be an one in a million chance that you may get a defect. And if you do, hopefully the recovery program will work wonders for you too.
I regularly use a number of sd and microsd cards, mostly made by sandisk, and have never had any issue with them... I automatically thought it was something wrong with my phone, and never would I suspect there would be something wrong with the card... Heck, my card will probably work great again after I format it. But after having this experience there will always be a slight fear in the back of my head whenever I save important files on my particular card.
So I'm going it 3 stars partially for being defective, and mostly for giving me the fear of my life that I had experienced in the past hour...