Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

512GB Sony Vaio USB flash drive listed on ebay USA

There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio USB flash drive of any capacity. Sony only use the Vaio name for laptops/notebooks, not for flash drives. Sony do not sell ANY flash drives of capacities higher than 32GB.

There are no USB flash drives made by ANYONE in 512GB capacity (yet, anyway!) – the highest capacity currently available is 265GB and at present there is only one flash drive of that capacity on the market.

The USB flash drive on the left is a fake that corrupts files. Seller kashifmuhammad obviously got these from a fraudulent supplier.

This seller shows a screenshot – perhaps this seller is foolish enough to think that what the operating system shows as the capacity is the truth. It is not necessarily the truth – the operating system only shows you what someone programmed the device to show the operating system.

The 500GB Sony drive listed by kashifmuhammad is also fake – 500GB is not a size USB flash drives will ever be offered in, this size is only used for hard drives. If you see pictures of a flash drive like the one above or the one on the right – steer welll clear – you are looking at a fake USB flash drive that corrupts 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. @ Sam its a fake there are no 512GB pen drives out on the market yet the highest i’ve seen is 256GB and are expensive right now

    Robert Pugliese Jr

    October 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM

  2. Fake.


    October 1, 2011 at 6:55 AM

  3. Hey i was looking at one which looks a little different than this one on the top left, it’s on ebay and says *NEW TECHNOLOGY* 512gb sony vaio flash memory usb drive. for 90$ is it real or fake?


    September 26, 2011 at 1:59 PM

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