Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

test flash memory from ebay seller afei2006 with h2testw immediately

with 4 comments

The 16GB Sandisk micro SD cards sold by ebay seller afei2006 (registered in China) seem too cheap to be genuine. As afei2006 has also sold the very obvious fake Sony Vaio flash drive on the left (invented by fraudsters in China and not sold by Sony) we conclude we have another fake flash fraudster from China here.

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. Hi secretsquirrel,

    Your test results look just about what we’d expect – a flash drive with 2GB of flash memory programmed to mis-report capacity as 16GB with the result that after the first 1.9GB of data files become lost or corrupted.

    Don’t forget to report in with all the details needed for the database to the email address given in the report fakes and counterfeits article.

    fightflashfraud

    May 24, 2010 at 8:16 AM

  2. Mine arrived today
    Results:

    Warning: Only 15991 of 15992 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4073408 sectors)
    13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28676160 sectors)
    Details:13.6 GByte overwritten (28676160 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    16 MByte aliased memory (32768 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007b4f8000
    Expected: 0x000000007b4f8000
    Found: 0x00000003e74f8000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 3.76 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 7.21 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    secretsquirrel

    May 24, 2010 at 7:52 AM

  3. Thanks for the info šŸ™‚ i’ll test when mine arrives and post the result here šŸ™‚

    secretsquirrel

    May 21, 2010 at 2:45 PM

  4. These are 100% Fake and Not 16Gb.. Got 2, both Rubbish. Seller Now only wants to refund me $5 each.. If I don’t get a Full refund, He will be reported to ebay and Other Authorities to track him down.. it’s amazing how Small the World Can be šŸ˜‰ ..

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    ebay kr***67

    May 20, 2010 at 7:01 AM


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