Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Seller in Korea auctions suspect 32GB flash drives on ebay

We think this 32GB USB flash drive sold at auction by yulizhi236610 is fake capacity and 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.


Written by fightflashfraud

March 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM

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  1. To clarify what Micro has said:

    The memory chip in this model of flash drive usually started life as 2GB (two gigabytes), 1GB or 512mb (half a gigabyte) before the drive was programmed to display a fake capacity.

    If you buy one sold as 32GB or 64GB then you’ll probably get 2GB one which stores about 1.9GB before your files start to be lost and corrupted.

    If you bought one advertised as 16GB or less your files are likely to start being corrupted after you have saved less than 1GB of data.


    March 5, 2010 at 7:36 PM

  2. Even at 16GB which it clearly shows on the illustration it will be a fake, these models are usually 1.9GB real capacity, sometimes only 512m (4Gb (bits) both these capacities are a tenth or less of than the stated capacity.


    March 5, 2010 at 7:09 PM

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