Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Genuine 32GB hello kitty flash drive? We think not!!

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We don’t think the hello kitty flash drives listed by seller panshuai518 are genuinely 32GB, though so far no buyers seem to have left negative feedback.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 13, 2009 at 5:11 PM

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  1. Apparently this is only a 1GB drive!

    Just did the test and here is the following details:

    Warning: Only 32683 of 32684 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    995.1 MByte OK (2038144 sectors)
    30.9 GByte DATA LOST (64896640 sectors)
    Details:23.2 GByte overwritten (48672480 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    7.7 GByte corrupted (16224160 sectors)
    1.5 KByte aliased memory (3 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000003e330000
    Expected: 0x000000003e330000
    Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 12.7 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 14.5 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Hello Fakey

    September 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM

  2. I brought one of these recently, have not begun the test as I have had other problems before even filling it up! The data you copy over will get corrupted before you can read it from another computer. Beware of these products!

    Hello Fakey

    September 2, 2009 at 6:45 AM

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