Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

32GB flash drives from jonbob542 in private ebay listing a bit cheap

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The 32GB flash drives in this ebay listing from jonbob542 seem a little too cheap to us which make us wonder if this seller bought from one of the fraudulent suppliers in China. If so they will be fake capacity flash drives and a fake capacity flash drive always corrupts files once the real capacity has been filled.

Fakes are programmed to report a false capacity to the operating system which fools most buyers (and many sellers too) into thinking that what they see when they plug a flash drive into the computer is the actual capacity of the flash drive. Not necessarily so – what the operating system shows depends on what the control chip of the flash drives has been programmed to report.

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

August 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM

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