Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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Dave’s fix for a powerangollee fake flash drive

Hello all,
I purchased a flash drive from Powerangolee which was rated at 16GB turned out to be 4GB in a fancy dress costume with a faked capacity. It was cheap thankfully and easily restored to fully working condition.
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January 7, 2009 at 4:18 PM

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Merple’s guide to fixing hacked flash drives

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An ebayer who was warned by the owner of this blog about a fake flash drive she purchased managed to fix her drive so that is now a usable innocent – no longer a fake capacity frankenflash monster. You can see the guide she wrote about how she did this here – if you bought the same model try her solution and let fightflashfraud know how you got on by leaving a reply to this post.

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January 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

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Fake capacity flash drives

Fraudesters program the control chip of low capacity flash drives to report the drive as having a much higher capacity drive than it actually is. Many flash drives sold on Ebay especially from Hong Kong /China have had this treatment. Drives that are seen by the operating system as being 16GB can have a true capacity as low as 1 or 2GB. These are mostly unbranded drives. The big issue is not so much the fact that the fraudsters are getting money by deception by doing this but that if you use these drives but you will eventually end up with lost/corrupted files. If this has been done with a drive that shows a brand name then it is a counterfeit. So how do you find the true capacity of a drive that you bought? With the free program h2testw!

Written by fightflashfraud

November 24, 2008 at 4:01 PM