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8GB Sandisk Cruzer on ebay Germany seems too cheap to be genuine

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We think these are too cheap to be genuine 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB flash drives. We suspect that ebay seller mobilfunkdiscounter24 bought these from one of the wholesale outlets supplying counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives. If we are right then this flash drive is fake capacity and corrupts files.

We at fightflashfraud strongly advise everyone who buys flash memory items that they should always 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.

8GB Sandisk flash drives on ebay are either a bargain or fake

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kitkit85Either the 8GB flash drives sold by kitkit85, a seller registered in Malaysia are a snip at this price or they are dangerous fakes that will cause file loss and corruption.

Without one of the team buying one we can’t tell for sure until buyers report in.That said we do find the packaging a bit suspect.

Genuine Sandisk flash drives usually come in sealed packaging that is destroyed by opening it.

This looks like the pop-open packaging commonly used by fraudsters to us. Also we wonder why the capacity of the drive on the packaging has been airbrushed out.

If you bought one of these from kitkit85 test the available space with h2testw.

You won’t be able to test the whole drive capacity if U3 is present as claimed because this and the file management system take up some of the space. However, if it is genuine the test will run without any errors and you can simply delete the test files.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

September 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM