Do you trust the brand names Sony, Samsung, Android and Kingston on eBay? Beware you could buy a fake, they are cheap. If you bought them from a Chinese eBay seller you are in danger of flash memory fraud.
If you bought a flash memory item from any of these eBay sellers you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product. H2testw is the software to test true capacity for flash memory. It is used to test memory cards, mp players and usb flash drives. It is free to use and download. A linux alternative to H2testw also exists. To understand what H2testw does and download read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives
If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in their database to publish an offical alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.
Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?
Please see Validation Memory links for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. Reminder, Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You must divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode.
If you need help and information on eBay read:
Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.
Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id: http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs
eBay China Resumes Flash Memory Fraud With A Vengeance. If You Want A Cheap Bargain For USB Flash Drives, MP Players Or Memory Cards On eBay, Expect To Be Scammed. SanDisk, Memorette, Samsung, Transcend, Kingston Are All Losing Their Quality Reputations Thanks To eBay!
ruanyurong – China
New USB 128G 128GB Flash Memory Pen Stick Thumb Drive Sony VAIO $14.88 US
This is one of the oldest and most popular fakes sold for Sony, VAIO is for laptops not usb flash drives.
Samsung 32GB 32G micro SD microSDHC SDHC TF Flash Memory Card Class10 $15.88 US
Please note this listing item is escalating on eBay.
7 inch Android 2.2 UMPC Tablet PC Netbook 3G WIFI Cam $24.88 US
32GB Micro SD SDHC SD MicroSD Memory Card +SD Adapter $14.66 US
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