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H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 2, 2008

H2testw 1.4 has proven itself to be the best of breed for detecting counterfeit Flash drives. It is extremely easy to use and proves detailed information. Created by Harald Bögeholz, the interface is in German but has the option to run in English. It is free and standalone.

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Nothing is installed into the operating system. Designed for Windows it can run under Linux if Wine is installed. It will not run under Macs as it is a Windows Software . If your computer can not run the software – ask a colleague or friend who has a windows based computer to help you test.  However if you are a Linux or Mac user we have good news for you,  keep reading. A software has been developed based on the idea of H2testw,  just for you.

To learn more and for download information

Sections covered:

  • Gold Standard rating for H2testw 1.4 Why do you give this software such a high rating?
  • Results for a 64GB USB drive purchased on eBay, using H2testw 1.4
  • Results from H2testw have been verified on drives detected as fakes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Download Links
  • Note To Flash Drive Sellers

Gold Standard rating for H2testw 1.4? Why do you give this software such a high rating?

We give H2testw 1.4 the highest rating and recommend it for testing counterfeit USB Flash Drives for the following reasons:

  1. Easy to Use
  2. While in German an English Execution is possible
  3. Stand alone executable file – no installation required to run it
  4. You do not need administrator privileges on a computer to run it
  5. Tested to work on 1.1 and 2.0 USB drives
  6. Tested to work on 1.1 and 2.0 USB Ports
  7. Tested to work to analyze drives advertised as 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and yes …64 GB capacity.
  8. Reports seen capacity – what the operating system sees size to be.
  9. Will write 1 GB files up to the reported size – requiring no work on your part except patience if it is a large drive and a slow computer
  10. Will read all the files it wrote and verify them
  11. Will produce a report. a) short if all is well b) detailed if there issues found.
  12. The program is offered free

The readme.txt file provides:

  • Explanation of the program and what it does for general computer users
  • Information on how to interpret the results
  • Technical information for those who have a deeper understanding of data storage and file writing and for the skeptics out there. Output results can easily be copy pasted into notepad to be saved as a text file.

Test results for a 64GB USB drive purchased on eBay, using H2testw 1.4

Sample Output For A Fake 64 GB Drive

The media is likely to be defective.
3.8 GByte OK (8084847 sectors)
58.6 GByte DATA LOST (122921617 sectors)
Details:710.5 KByte overwritten (1421 sectors)
7.6 MByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 15630 sectors)
58.6 byte corrupted (122904566 sectors)
710.5 KByte aliased memory (1421 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x000000003cef8470
Expected: 0xeb7ac43a237c5170
Found: 0xeb7a843a237c5170
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 9.24 MByte/s
Reading speed: 10.8 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

This is 4GB USB flash drive not a 64GB USB flash drive. It is of poor quality. As 4GB drive it should be about 3.9 GB not 3.8 GB formatted. This indicates in low level formatting a lot of bad sectors had to be locked out. Usually flash chips like these are rejected for major brands and should be destroyed. Unfortunately instead of the furnace flames these chips are leaving the back door of factories to be resold. These chips are a favorite for counterfeiters to reprogramme. Low cost, big profit.

The results from H2testw have been verified on drives detected as fakes. How?

  1. Drives were dissembled
  2. Controller chips identified
  3. Flash chip identified

Searches on the actual flash drives using their identification number revealed their true capacity. These matched the output from the H2testw Program.

In a few cases, when drives were disassembled, epoxy glue removed holding the flash drive to the bottom casing, quality control stickers were found with a size circled. The size? Exactly what H2testw reported as the capacity it could write to. All drives autopsied for investigation and validation of this program were purchased on eBay.

We do not see any other program that can match these features. Therefore, H2testw has been adopted as the Gold – Standard to detect and test fakes.

eBayers use this program to PROVE they have received a fake from a seller. It is confirmed with more eBayers reporting the same results for the same drive model. We have been able to prove this repeatedly, to the point we have only one conclusion. If a drive model fails capacity testing with H2testw then any for that listing on eBay is a fake. Having more eBayers test the same model only confirms what H2testw reported. The autopsies on counterfeit drives have also proven the value of this program. The report is a God send for eBayers who must file disputes. It gives them evidence to submit with their case.

Acknowledgements

To Herald Bögeholz who wrote the Program H2testw, Thank You!
To c’t Magazin für Computertechnik, Thank You!
To www.heise.de for hosting the download of the programme, Thank You!

People around the world who have suffered the misfortune to receive a Counterfeit Flash drive are grateful for your contribution in the struggle against False Capacity USB Flash Drives and memory cards.

Mac Users:

Linux Users:

Download links For Windows Users:

Using Google translation into English

Article Manipulated data loss caused by USB sticks – Heise Online

H2testw 1.4 Website – English

Note: Using translation can slow down access speed of the web pages.

German

H2testw 1.4 Website – German – Direct Site Access

You may prefer to search with Google for the software. Type in H2testw 1.4 which is the current version at the time of listing on this page. To search all versions you can just type in H2testw.

Direct Download Of Software For version 1.4 of H2testw

Note To Flash Drive Sellers

Please test your merchandise using this software. Do not offer for sale unless the drives are able to pass testing. You do not want to face the consequences of angry buyers. If you have drives which fail, contact the source you acquired from. Submit the proof you have as evidence for receiving counterfeit merchandise.

If the drives you offer for sale are able to pass the testing of H2testw 1.4 – congratulations!

Please indicate this in your advertising or listings. Let prospective buyers know that you have tested. That your drives pass with the program and that you are able to guarantee the true advertised capacity (minus a small overhead for operating system file formatting.). This will increase your sales potential.

If you find the tool H2testw 1.4 useful to you, please return and leave a comment on your experiences with it.

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420 Responses to “H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives”

  1. dmn2574 said

    How to get refund from paypal for faked drive?
    How do we prove to paypal that the drive is fraud.

    The first 32 GB flash drive I bought, Paypal wanted me to ship it back to Hong Kong w a tracking number. I decided not to press the issue w paypal because i don’t want to spend $20 w US post master just to get $22 back. Not knowing the story of fake drive, I ordered another 64 gb from rolexralph159. here is the result from h2testw:

    Warning: Only 35504 of 63984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.4 GByte OK (7198688 sectors)
    2.9 GByte DATA LOST (6176800 sectors)
    Details:375 MByte overwritten (768000 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    2.5 GByte corrupted (5408800 sectors)
    105 MByte aliased memory (215040 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000008
    Expected: 0x0000000000000011
    Found: 0x0000000000000000
    H2testw version 1.3

    At this time the test still is running but the actual byte ok is stuck at 3.4 GB, while the data lost GB is increasing.

    Again How we do prove to paypal and ebay that these drives are fake ?

  2. TonyTheTiger said

    dmn2574,

    Paypal knows about rolexralph159. They just do not want to return your money. Did you sign for the item?

    No proof of delivery, then just file a dispute for item not received. A lot of people are for fake flash memory sellers at this site. It is easier.

    Paypal is part of the scam with ebay. Scam back. They deserve it!

  3. RLC said

    Followup to TonyTheTiger comments.

    Paypal with deny a “goods not received” claim if the package was sent with a tracking number and the shipping company indicates that the package was delivered. Signatures are only required for items over $250. If your packages has a tracking number you can go on the shipping / postal companies tracking site and determine if the package was delivered. In the case of postal shipments from HongKong to US check both HongKong and USPS sites.

    The reason to verify the delivery status of the shipment is that some of the seller add a fake tracking number on the package.

    Also, if you left any feedback your claim will be denied.

  4. honeymay1008 said

    After using this utiliy tool, this is what i got and the message i sent to the seller from ebay.ph

    Dear morpheus29,

    Hi sir,

    Below is the results of the test I ran with the 8gb Kingston I bought from you.

    I will be awaiting for your response on how we are going to be able to resolve the issue.

    Thank you.

    Warning: Only 8048 of 8049 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    950.9 MByte OK (1947640 sectors)
    6.9 GByte DATA LOST (14534664 sectors)
    Details:6.9 GByte overwritten (14534664 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    1 MByte aliased memory (2048 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000003b5ff000
    Expected: 0x000000003b5ff000
    Found: 0x00000001f6ff0000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 847 KByte/s
    Reading speed: 924 KByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  5. hanny said

    bought this from a chinese guy. picked up personally and asked him if this was original. says yes. tried copying/moving files to this flas drives. lots of problems. losing data. corrupted files created that cannot be deleted. here’s my reading from the test software

    Warning: Only 8 of 127984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    0 KByte OK (0 sectors)
    8 MByte DATA LOST (16384 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    8 MByte corrupted (16384 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 2.40 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  6. Spider-Head said

    I bought a “16GB” USB flash drive from eBay in May 2009. It was so cheap that I had to buy it. The seller was in Hong Kong, and offered free shipping. I had problems, but did not guess what was wrong. Today, in January 2010, I found this site, and used H2testw 1.4 to test the drive. Here are the results:

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4071345 sectors)
    13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28661839 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    13.6 GByte corrupted (28661839 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007c3f6200
    Expected: 0x000000007c3f6200
    Found: 0x0000000000000000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 6.80 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 12.8 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    I also noticed that the drive write speed was 1.2 MByte/s for the first 2GB of testing. Does this mean it is actually a USB 1.1 drive?

    Thank you for putting out this information and great tool. Too bad I wasn't aware of this scam before now. I'll spread the word.

  7. aqua said

    Ebay needs to put back ebay member history.
    That is, “THE MEMBER SINCE” part in sellers’ profiles as I used this information as a valuable tool in deciding who to buy from…

    Since that information is no longer displayed, I haven’t bought anything from ebay.

    I was about to from:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/128GB-FLASH-MEMORY-PEN-STICK-THUMB-DRIVE-USB-2-0-128-GB_W0QQitemZ190369057503QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item2c52e14adf

    Thank you!

  8. aqua said

    Ebay is as much to blame for removing said information on sellers…

  9. InspectorTech said

    To aqua

    Thank God you did not bid for zwjhxy!

    128GB FLASH MEMORY PEN STICK THUMB DRIVE USB 2.0 128 GB

    Buy now price US $26.80 with free shipping? Get real people! zwjhxy is using “private auctions” and we all know what that means. 169 people bought for this listing aqua.

    Glad you found SOSFakeFlash in time to avoid becoming 170 for that listing.

    It’s a bit too much. Good thing DragonDakel is joining the FrankenFlash Project. He is lucky, not under the rules of SOSFakeFlash. Scammers such as zwjhxy are going will be his target.

    On this one listing, zwjhxy earned $4529.20 US!

    Will SOSFakeFlash be hearing from victims of zwjhxy?

    Depends…

    eBay will probably shut him down or Kingston or he will do so by himself, deregistering to avoid negavite FB.

    LOL! US $26.80 for 128GB?

    At least aqua is not going to be a victim. SOSFakeFlash tries to prevent people from becoming a victim. My team at FixFakeFlash tries to help people stuck with fake flash memory, trying to return them to the real size of the flash chips.

    People do your homework like aqua did, before you bid or buy on eBay. Otherwise you will be reporting a fake and struggling to get a refund. Worse, you could lose your files and data!

    STAY AWAY FROM EBAY! 95% OF ALL FLASH MEMORY ITEMS ARE FAKES, FAKES AND FAKES!

  10. TonyTheTiger said

    hey inspectortech,

    you forgot to mention ebay sellers in china do not pay listing fees for items listed on ebay in the united states. zwjhxy and others registered in china get a free ride.

    if you bought from zwjhxy you are a sucker! duh.

    dragondakel, please contact me.

  11. aqua said

    LOL!

    Hey,

    I was going to buy 25 of them, omfg!

    I had trouble with ebay/paypal asking me for credit card info which they have already.

    Good thing I didn’t have that info readily available!

    I see the “member since” part is under user profile now but I’ll still refuse to buy from anyone who’s been a member on ebay for less time than me.

    We all know that these guys have created aliases from back whenever and go back to these created aliases to up their feedback on each.

    I was reluctant to buy from him because he didn’t respond to my email!
    Good thing!

    Three things too many in negative Karma, catch my drift?

    We all want to make some extra cash, “if it sounds too good to be true…THEN IT IS!”
    I almost forgot my own guidance!

    Thank you!

  12. abba said

    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.9 GByte OK (8273590 sectors)
    60.0 GByte DATA LOST (125892938 sectors)
    Details:34.3 GByte overwritten (72106753 sectors)
    41 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 82 sectors)
    25.6 GByte corrupted (53786103 sectors)
    64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0x0000000ffcab0000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.93 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 3.84 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    I bought this flash memory as a 64GB from ebay. seller nike is (wuzhua8)

  13. BDMK said

    bought an edgetech diskgo 32GB flash drive from ebay. got an interesting result when testing with h2 (reran the test twice thinking the result was a fluke the first time, it wasn’t-it repeated again). it didn’t tell me ‘media is likely bad’ or that it had corrupted or lost sectors or anything.

    what does this mean? is my flash drive a hacked fake or is something else wrong:

    Error reading file ‘E:\1.h2w’, offset 0x1e800000.
    (Data error (cyclic redundancy check). Code 23)
    Writing speed: 980 KByte/s
    Reading speed: 962 KByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  14. ITGuy said

    The data error indicates there was a non-recoverable error when reading data from the flash drive. The communication error could have occurred on the USB connection between your PC and the flash drive or between the flash chip controller and the flash memory chip.

    Errors on the USB connection can be caused by a bad cable, too long of a cable, bad USB hub. To eliminate this you should try the test on another computer.

    The other cause will be bad flash memory chip on the USB stick or a “hacked flash drive”. Since the error occured @ offset 0×1e800000, I suspect a hacked drive. Why I say this is that this hex number is significant – it indicates the error occurred @ 512MB point of the read, which is suspicious. It could indicate a fake flash drive with a 512MB chip.

  15. Aqua said

    You may have to low level format to FAT16 using HPUSBFW.EXE

    I too had 3 usb ports with errors but none on 1 only usb port (4 ports directly off mobo).

  16. aqua said

    Especially with:
    Writing speed: 980 KByte/s
    Reading speed: 962 KByte/s

    Any of these speeds (under 1MB/sec.) are generally indicative of improperly formatted UFD’s.

    Again, format with HPUSBFW.EXE then go to wwwvirustotal.com and upload file to make sure it’s not one tampered with…

  17. Tom Lee said

    This is 8GByte MP4 digital player buy form hongkong.

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.8 GByte OK (3956153 sectors)
    5.4 GByte DATA LOST (11483719 sectors)
    Details:5.4 GByte overwritten (11483719 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    8 KByte aliased memory (16 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000078bb7200
    Expected: 0x0000000078bb7200
    Found: 0x0000000078bb5200
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 1.80 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 5.68 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  18. aqua said

    Pls. remember than FAT (12?-16) format only applies up to a 2 GiG.

  19. aqua said

    Go check that out!

    party.world.sg
    normands09
    city1city1

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=normands09&ftab=AllFeedback

    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=city1city1&ftab=AllFeedback

    1 day MAXIMUM shipping transaction from Singapore to Latvia???
    WTF???

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320482732037

    Bidding has ended on this item. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.
    Item:64GB Leather Flash Memory Pen Stick Thumb Drive USB 2.0

    * View relisted item

    AND I DON’T EVEN WORK FOR EBAY!!!

  20. aqua said

    Attention!

    We have determined you are trying to contact an eBay member with whom you are not currently involved in an open transaction. For the protection of the eBay community, we sometimes block these types of communication. To prevent this occurrence from happening in the future, we recommend the following:

    *

    If you are a seller, respond to all bidder questions before the auction ends.

    *

    If you are trying to contact the seller of an item that has not yet ended go to the item page and click the “Ask seller a question” link.

    *

    If you are the winning buyer of an item go to your My eBay page under the items I’ve Won section. Click the action drop down menu and choose the “contact seller” action.

    *

    If you are a seller trying to contact your winning buyer, go to My eBay and under the Items I’ve Sold section, click the action drop down menu. Choose the “contact buyer” action.

    *

    Reply to seller/bidder through personal email provider (if the sender has not hidden their email address).

    Thank you for your understanding.
    ————————————
    helgevaleria
    ————————————
    http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=zwjhxy&&sspagename=VIP:feedback&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller

    lmfao!

    I guess he was fooled into, “leave +ive feedback and I refund, no problem…”

    Fun over for today…

  21. Winfried said

    This card was sold on ebay Germany as a Kingston Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card SD6/32GB (Class 6):

    The media is likely to be defective.
    472,4 MByte OK (967661 sectors)
    30,7 GByte DATA LOST (64525331 sectors)
    Details:
    15,3 MByte overwritten (31485 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 Bit/Sektor, 0 sectors)
    30,7 GByte corrupted (64493846 sectors)
    247,5 KByte aliased memory (495 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0x0000000600000000
    H2testw Version 1.3
    Writing speed: 13,4 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 10,5 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  22. Joseph said

    Help anyone have an idea how much GB does my fake 32GB USB flash drive have:
    The media is likely to be defective.
    6.9 GByte OK (14540675 sectors)
    24.9 GByte DATA LOST (52394109 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    8.5 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 17 sectors)
    24.9 GByte corrupted (52394092 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000001bbbf0000
    Expected: 0x00000001bbbf0000
    Found: 0x00000007fa200000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.73 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 4.08 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4
    I bought it from ebay seller:
    king88zone

  23. TechChips said

    To Joseph.

    It looks like you have an 8GB flash drive chip, with a lot of bad sectors. Grade D.

    Did you try to take it apart and decode the flash drive storage chip, using it’s serial on the internet? Do you know the brand of the storage chip?

  24. derek said

    I have also been caught out by this seller… however I get the following from H2testw – what does it mean?????????? The card could not be read by anything apart from the test software and now after testing even that cannot see the card – it’s supposed to be a 16Gb micro sd card….

    From a write + verify –

    Error writing file ‘F:\5.h2w’, offset 0x1a100000.
    It is still possible to verify the test data written up to this point.
    (The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Code 1392)
    Warning: Only 15991 of 15992 MByte tested.
    Writing speed: 4.55 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Then from just verify –

    Error reading file ‘F:\1.h2w’, offset 0x600000.
    (Data error (cyclic redundancy check). Code 23)
    Warning: Only 5120 of 15992 MByte tested.
    Reading speed: 17.1 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  25. derek said

    just an addition to this – after quite a bit of trying, i managed to do a format the card (using hdllf then various different methods of formatting in windows) – it took a combination of these to actually get the card in a state that windows recognised it and showed it as a 16Gb card. Once I’d done this I ran H2testw again (the first time the card had not been showing up as being there in windows). This time I got the following errors – at least i know it’s a fake now!!

    Error writing file ‘F:\4.h2w’, offset 0x0.
    It is still possible to verify the test data written up to this point.
    (The volume for a file has been externally altered so that the opened file is no longer valid. Code 1006)
    Warning: Only 15983 of 15984 MByte tested.
    Writing speed: 3.78 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Error reading file ‘F:\4.h2w’, offset 0x0.
    (The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable. Code 1392)
    Warning: Only 4096 of 15984 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4052976 sectors)
    1.0 GByte DATA LOST (2238480 sectors)
    Details:1.0 GByte overwritten (2238480 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    2 MByte aliased memory (4096 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007b9fe000
    Expected: 0x000000007b9fe000
    Found: 0x00000000bfffe000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 15.7 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  26. Wyndley said

    Just completed test on 32Gb 2.8 LCD Touch Web 2.0M camera MP· MP4 Video Player bought from best-e-bay-sell (Hong Kong) and it is only 2GB:

    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.8 GByte OK (3907056 sectors)
    27.7 GByte DATA LOST (58294800 sectors)
    Details:26.0 GByte overwritten (54667189 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    1.7 GByte corrupted (3627611 sectors)
    127 KByte aliased memory (254 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000007731d000
    Expected: 0x000000007731d000
    Found: 0x000000007730d000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 2.32 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 11.8 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Will be making claim from PayPal if seller does not exchange or give refund (which is highly unlikely looking at other comments on here). I am also notifying e-bay to see if they are prepared to take action against this seller.

  27. aqua said

    Try using hp format tool as previously mentioned herein and format to FAT32, try again…

  28. aqua said

    you will have to get it back to FAT16 before using in most cameras.

  29. Adam said

    64Gb flash drive :

    Warning: Only 33818 of 64639 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    3.0 GByte OK (6354808 sectors)
    29.9 GByte DATA LOST (62904456 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    29.9 GByte corrupted (62904456 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000ba1bb000
    Expected: 0x00000000ba1bb000
    Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 4.45 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  30. Brendan said

    The media is likely to be defective.
    2.8 GByte OK (5977920 sectors)
    28.3 GByte DATA LOST (59531456 sectors)
    Details:28.3 GByte overwritten (59531456 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    8 MByte aliased memory (16384 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x00000000b5ee8000
    Expected: 0x00000000b5ee8000
    Found: 0x00000007ceee8000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 3.44 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 12.2 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

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  33. […] Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010 If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller memory.prince33, you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives […]

  34. […] Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010 If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller u1u3.u3u8, you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives […]

  35. […] Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010 If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller penglancon, you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives […]

  36. […] ghi tại VOZ. – So sánh giữa SLC và MLC @ Buffalo. – Tuổi thọ của SLC và MLC chips. – H2testw – chuẩn vàng khi kiểm định USB flash. Trả Lời Với Trích Dẫn […]

  37. […] Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010 If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller cellphonestore2009, you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives […]

  38. […] Posted by DragonDakel on February 26, 2010 If you bought a flash memory item from eBay seller gamer51562, you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives […]

  39. Roger said

    I contacted gamer51562 and asked a bunch of questions about his drive but never got a reply…what a surprise. There is currently some 500gb Sony drives listed by larochel123 and he also does not answer my questions but I did send warnings to two of his customers to test their drives and mentioned for them to reference this site for info. I thought about using the report this item tab, but I have done that in the past and never saw any good results from it, just a message from eBay stating what they would do… but the seller is still around.

  40. […] advertised capacity of usb flash memory products. Read : H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. It explains why H2testw is such a great tool and includes links to obtain the free […]

  41. james said

    Bought this from hoey2009ho on ebay.co.uk as a 32GB drive!!

    Warning: Only 32683 of 32684 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    107 MByte OK (219136 sectors)
    31.8 GByte DATA LOST (66715648 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    31.8 GByte corrupted (66715648 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000005590000
    Expected: 0x0000000005590000
    Found: 0xffffffffffffffff
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 1.08 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 2.66 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  42. KittyFireFlash said

    Hi James,

    Hope you reported in to SOSFakeFlash. Everyone is busy with Operation Fake Flash Storm.

    Has hoey2009ho being selling a lot? If not, you should check his feedback to see what he recently purchased. Compare against our fake flash seller lists. There are increasing reports of eBay members reselling their fakes purchased from known fake flash memory sellers, passing the problem along to others.

  43. jojo said

    Warning: Only 128 of 131035 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    0 KByte OK (0 sectors)
    128 MByte DATA LOST (262144 sectors)
    Details:126 MByte overwritten (258048 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    2 MByte corrupted (4096 sectors)
    1008 KByte aliased memory (2016 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0x0000000007f24000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Reading speed: 4.19 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  44. […] Testing Formatted Capacity […]

  45. Mo said

    Hi, I note that in response to Rafael’s partial test above, the Inspector Tech shown concern about Rafael’s partial test, I have purchased a 4GB Sandisk sometime ago from ebay and only recently started using it with an R4i card in order to keep loads of Nintendo DS games on this micro SDHC card. I already have installed some 1.19GB worth of games on this card together with some other system files for R4i adapter card, which I didnt want to delete and reformat before running the H2testw 1.4 test. So I run the test on the remainder free space on the card which is 2.49GB (making a total capacity of this card of 3.68GB). The test result found no error. My question is that since I know how many GB my existing games are on the card, having then run the test on the remainder 2.49GB resulting in no error, should this be a correct indication that this card is indeed a good one?
    p.s. having already tested and run correctly all the games already on the card.
    Thanks for your views on this.
    Regards

  46. InspectorTech said

    Mo,

    From the information you presented it looks like you have a genuine card, from the capacity perspective.

    In testing results received from victims for memory cards, most get about 2GB. In some cases 4GB. No one got more than 4GB so far. It has to do with the prices people pay and also the size advertised.

    The fraud is ocuring mostly for memory cards advertised at 16GB and 32GB.

    If your card was advertised at 4GB, if you can run your games just fine and the balance of the spaced tested by H2testw gave no errors you have a good card.

    Would advise though to keep a copy of your games somewhere else as a back up. Its a good habit.

  47. koray said

    eBay seller: chendongyu0504

    chendongyu0504 is selling hacked flash drives and micro sd cards. my 8gb card is 512mb in real.

    Warning: Only 1200 of 7794 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    488.4 MByte OK (1000256 sectors)
    711.5 MByte DATA LOST (1457344 sectors)
    Details:711.5 MByte overwritten (1457344 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors)
    2 MByte aliased memory (4096 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000001e868000
    Expected: 0x000000001e868000
    Found: 0x000000004aee8000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 1.93 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 9.62 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

  48. Juan Rodriguez said

    Compre una memoria microSd anunciada como Sandisk de 16Gb en Mercado Libre Mx(afiliado a Ebay)pero cuando la recibí esta venia sin el empaque, solo en su caja de plástico con un adaptador SD; Ademas que su apariencia se notaba de inferior calidad que otra memoria que tengo de la misma marca, trate de meterle datos, primero unos 2Gb y al parecer no hubo problemas hasta que intente meterle otro 5Gb y ahí no terminaba de transferirlos hasta que comencé a recibir mensajes de errores y cancele la operación, trate de revisar el contenido en la memoria pero algunas partes no las podía leer; enseguida le hice la prueba con este software y el resultado que recibí es el siguiente:

    Warning: Only 15979 of 15980 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    1.9 GByte OK (4048880 sectors)
    13.6 GByte DATA LOST (28676112 sectors)
    Details:13.6 GByte overwritten (28676112 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: 0x000000007a8fe000
    Expected: 0x000000007a8fe000
    Found: 0x00000003e68fe000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 3.61 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 10.1 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    Por lo que creo que he sido victima de un fraude, ahora estoy en espera de la respuesta del vendedor por el reembolso de mi dinero.

    Gracias.

  49. Jay S said

    I think I’m getting scammed by yingstar22, he sold me a:

    16GB 3″ Touch Screen RMVB MP3 MP4 OGG VIDEO PLAYER Z

    eBay sent me a note, while this was in the mail, that this auction had be removed.

    I ran the h2testw program on the player and it came up with this:

    Warning: Only 14756 of 15574 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    980 MByte OK (2007040 sectors)
    13.4 GByte DATA LOST (28213248 sectors)
    Details:13.0 GByte overwritten (27331585 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    430.4 MByte corrupted (881663 sectors)
    31.5 KByte aliased memory (63 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x000000002c8ec000
    Expected: 0x000000002c8ec000
    Found: 0x000000002c8e4000
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 6.17 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 7.82 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    I'm guessing this memory is wrong. Would you mind helping me decipher what this says or a link to an explanation.

    I think I'm going to go ahead with my PayPal complaint and try to get my $$$ back.

    Any advice???

    thx,
    Jay

  50. red said

    Jay S,

    Yes, unfortunately, you are being scammed.

    You received that email from ebay because the seller has been suspended and all of their listings have been removed and you can no longer leave feedback for them, though you can leave followup if you have already left feedback.

    When you view the feedback for yingstar22, you will see that their status shows as ‘Not a registered user’.

    Your h2testw results indicates that only 980MBytes of memory could be verified, meaning that your player is most likely only a 1GB player.

    Yes,
    1. file an ‘item not as described’ dispute with paypal to get a full refund, resist returning the item if requested,
    2. leave followup to your feedback, and
    3. send a report as described here: https://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/

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