Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Is this 8GB flash drive genuine or fake capacity?

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We wonder whether the 8GB flash drives sold by timer168 are genuine or fake capacity. They seem a bit too cheap to be genuine, and most flash memory from this part of the world seems to be fake capacity. As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Information received by fightflashfraud seems to confirm our suspicions about Hong Kong seller timer168. The buyer tested this model with h2tesw and it failed the test – under 3GB was ok – after that everything was lost or corrupted.

In our experience if one flash memory item from a seller is fake capacity then all will be fake capacity – buyers test anything you bought on ebay from timer168 with ht2tesw!

Written by fightflashfraud

August 25, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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  1. Test log from this 8GB USB drive from timer168 shows only 2.8 GByte OK (5994282 sectors) using H2testw


    September 1, 2009 at 11:38 AM

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