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UK ebayer auctions off an odd mixture of flash drives

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damtowers

UK ebay member damtowers seems to have acquired a very mixed bag of flash drives somewhere (car boot sale perhaps?) a few of which are shown above. These are being auctioned off on ebay – looks as though some may be genuine but others seem to be fake. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM

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  1. Hi Traveler,

    If the drive you are talking about is one of those pictured then we can say that it can almost be guarenteed to be fake capacity.

    If (as your comment indicates) it comes in the package shown second from left AND looks like ANY of those pictured we can guarentee it will not have a capacity anywhere near 32GB.

    fightflashfraud

    August 13, 2009 at 9:04 PM

  2. This seller has a recent listing for one of the drives pictured above. An ebay member contacted the seller about the possibility of the drive being quite possibly fake capacity. The listing has remained the same.

    The advertised drive is in packaging that should ring alarm bells as soon as seen. Not one drive ever sold in this kind of packaging has proved to be capacity stated.

    Ido not believe this present one will show anywhere near 32gb if tested with h2testw. Do you?

    Traveler

    August 13, 2009 at 8:54 PM


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