Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Fake capacity flash drives

Fraudesters program the control chip of low capacity flash drives to report the drive as having a much higher capacity drive than it actually is. Many flash drives sold on Ebay especially from Hong Kong /China have had this treatment. Drives that are seen by the operating system as being 16GB can have a true capacity as low as 1 or 2GB. These are mostly unbranded drives. The big issue is not so much the fact that the fraudsters are getting money by deception by doing this but that if you use these drives but you will eventually end up with lost/corrupted files. If this has been done with a drive that shows a brand name then it is a counterfeit. So how do you find the true capacity of a drive that you bought? With the free program h2testw!

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Written by fightflashfraud

November 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM

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