Apple may have you thinking that just like the headphone jack, all old technology is outdated and of no good use. However, SD Card has been around for decades and is surprisingly going strong among users. However, you can end up wondering how to check if SD Card is legit in case you didn’t buy it from an official store.

Since a faulty or fake SD Card can either corrupt your storage data or simply wreak havoc on your device, you need to stay away from the knock-offs. Since you can rarely find physical evidence of a fake SD Card, there is a quick way to spot them with an app.

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Step 1: Download the SD Insight app

In some cases, a simple look at the accessory can help you check if SD Card is legit or not. However, with the high margin of production, spotting the fake one can be as hard as finding a needle in a haystack.

This is where SD Insight app comes in to save the day, helping your internally verify the legitimacy of your SD Card. Simply search for the free app on the Google Play Store or use the link given below to download it.

Check if SD Card is legit

Download SD Insight from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Check if SD Card is legit or fake

Launch SD Insight and accept the EULA agreement to begin working on your SD Card. Obviously, you will need your SD Card inserted into your device before you can begin to discover more information on it.

Check if SD Card is legit

In the SD Card information, you can view details like the manufacturer of the SD Card, the capacity of the storage device and manufacturer date. Since some brands like Kingston do not manufacture their own accessories, don’t be disheartened if the brand names do not match.

However, if the model number of the SD Card in the app and that on the package is different, you might just have a problem. Lastly, confirming the storage capacity will also help you check if SD card is legit or you just got ripped off.

Check if SD Card is legit

Note: If you receive a message such as “SD Card is invalid” or “Origin is unknown”, it probably means that your SD Card is either corrupt or fake.

Were you able to verify the legitimacy of your SD Card with the help of SD Insight? Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: WonderHowTo

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool