Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

128GB flash drive from ebay seller dyfa008 sure to corrupt files

The supposedly 128GB flash drive in this ebay listing from dyfa008 (item number 180604618781) is fake capacity and corrupts files. The same applies to any flash drive you see with a shiny capacity sticker. The stickers are for the convenience of the fraudsters in China who programme flash drives to report a false capacity to the operating system so that they know what fake capacity it is programmed to show.

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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