4GB Sandisk Pro Duo Memory Stick - £30.82 Delivered

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  1. Godspeed

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    As title from MemoryBits

    Use your google checkout account (free) to get a £10 discount bringing it in at £28.70 delivered :thumbsup:

    Fantastic price for a genuine branded 4gb card with 5 year warranty :)


    They also do the same card bundled with a usb card reader HERE for a couple of quid more.


    Cheers

    G
     
  2. bonzobanana

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    They are fake memory cards and a lot cheaper on ebay.
     
  3. Godspeed

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    Thanks for your constructive input. How about a link to a post saying what they recieved checked out ok?

    Like HERE?

    Or someone who actually contacted Sandisk with their serial number and was told it was genuine HERE? or HERE

    Do you think it's fake because it comes up as not supporting magicgate in the psp menu? I've got a genuine 256mb card that says unsupported - other people have had the same HERE

    :)
     
  4. h0l1yw0od

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    I got mine today and with the links you put to the DVDForums and here i'm also wondering what i've got.

    I haven't found a definitive anser but what are the chances its an OEM product? I've had OEM things before that came without packaging.

    http://www.sandisk.com/Oem/Default.aspx?CatID=1011
     
  5. RidleyDeckard

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    Ignore, I was talking about the wrong flavour of memory stick!!
     
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    Hi,

    Regarding the no packaging/fake situation i got this reply from them:

    Hi i can confirm the cards are original we buy in massive bulk from Sandisk and they are sent loose this is the reason we can sell them so cheap.Lyndsey

    Thankyou

    www.Memorybits.co.uk
    Your One Stop Flash Memory Shop
    0845 2026500

    And have just seen this tip regarding speeding them up on DVDForums:

    Originally Posted by jimbo1
    Have managed to speed the card up on the PSP by formatting it to FAT/16 rather than FAT32.
    Read about it on another forum and it works a treat. Much faster transferring now.

    To Format to FAT16 :

    How to format specifying filesystem
    1. Go to Start Menu -> Run...
    2. Type 'cmd' without quotes
    3. At command prompt, type:
    'format x: /q /fs:FAT' (without quotes, this is for FAT16 filesystem)
    'format x: /q /fs:FAT32' (without quotes, this is for FAT32 filesystem)
    (change x to your MS drive)

    If asks for a Force Dismount, choose yes.
    If it warns you about compatibility problems on FAT16, just ignore it.
    If it asks for a Volume Label, just type anything or none at all.

    ----

    Gonna give it a go and see if it works.
     
  7. bods

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    I raised a call with Sandisk about this and they stated that their products are *never* shipped without packaging. You should always receive the product in a blister pack with the Sandisk documentation.

    I think that this information, combined with the lower transfer speeds you will see, should let you reach the conclusion that these are not 100% genuine.
     
  8. Tejstar

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    I have never heard of these cards being sent out without their blister pack packaging...
     
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    It is odd....... As some people are reporting that the cards come in the official packaging, and pass the magicgate test.

    I have also read that they are very good at refunds if you are not happy.

    Incidentally, I have ordered the Sandisk (Red) Gaming version, at £2 more, as I have not seen any reports of fake versions of this card. Perhaps it is the fact that the plastic is too hard to replicate, or that you can see all the inner parts. (the fakes can often be recognised by their inner parts).

    Will let you know how I get on.

    Ricky

    p.s. I note that play are doing the Sandisk gaming version for £35.99 herehttp://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/1112089/SanDisk-Gaming-Memory-Stick-PRO-Duo-4GB/Product.html.
     
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    I got 8GB and a card reader for £37 on eBay.
     
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    But that is SD rather than Memory stick pro duo which is a totally different memory card;)
     
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    I got the standard 4gb pro duo and also the game 4gb pro duo from Memorybits.

    Both came in the Sandisk packaging that cuts your hands to pieces and both show as supporting Magicgate on my PSP.

    I'm very happy with these.

    Chris
     
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    So i guess that confirms mine as a fake then if the standard 4gb memory pro duo shows supporting MagicGate on the PSP.

    Poo. How can they get away with that?
     
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    They'll probably try and shift as many as they can, close shop and reopen. That's why I always tread carefully when ordering from new etailers.
     
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    I received my 'gaming' one from Memorybits last week, says magicgate supported and works a treat. Chuffed to say the least.
     
  17. Godspeed

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    Price drop - Now £28.70 delivered via google checkout.
     
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    Recieved my 'gaming' one today.

    It came in the original Sandisk packaging, that is near on impossible to open (without scissors);)

    The card also says it supports magicgate, and is quick with transfers.

    I am very happy.

    Ricky
     
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    With the memory card or in life generally?
     

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