Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

We don’t think this 16GB flash drive was made by Sony

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We could find no trace of this model of 16GB flash drive on Sony’s web site so we think that these flash drives from flying-bee2009 are counterfeit and fake capacity. In fact we think any flash memory item sold by ebay member flying-bee2009 will be a fake that trashes users’ files.

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.

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  1. I ordered (3 pcs) this so-called SONY USB flash drive and h2testw shows me next:

    Warning: Only 15983 of 15984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    2.9 GByte OK (6120432 sectors)
    12.6 GByte DATA LOST (26612752 sectors)
    Details:12.6 GByte overwritten (26612752 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    1 MByte aliased memory (2048 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000bab7e000
    Expected: 0x00000000bab7e000
    Found: 0x00000003e6e70000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.17 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 8.31 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4


    January 13, 2010 at 10:21 AM

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