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Scam Report eBay Fake Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, MP Players – SOSFakeFlash Q2 2011. Did You Buy On eBay?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on August 1, 2011

H2testw, the free software available as a download continues to be the best detector for true capacity of flash memory chips. All usb flash drives, mp players and memory cards should be tested for real capacity with H2testw prior to first use. Failure to test using a software like H2testw puts consumers at risk for potential data loss from fraudulent chips. Testing with H2testw gives peace of mind, if the advertised capacity matches the report H2testw generates for you!. H2testw also gives you the additional benefit of detecting class C and D flash memory chips most often used in hacked items. Our report on H2testw first published in 2008 is still is the most comprehensive and a classic. After three years, H2testw has a 96% user satisfaction rate. Name another flash memory chip testing software that can match it. It runs under Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Server 2008, Vista, Windows 7. There is a Linux alternative to H2testw, called F3.

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Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Posted by techchips on January 20, 2010

Fake Flash Memory is false capacity memory. Flash nand memory chips have been reprogrammed to lie about their true capacity. They trick operating systems into believing they are bigger then they really are. Once you exceed the real capacity of the memory chip, you will lo0se data and files. There is no place on the memory chip.

Fakes are created by reprogramming the flash memory chip with special software. Certain usb flash controller chips have flaws. Fake Flash Memory sellers always seem to use the same chip sets.

Products affected are usb flash drives, MPx players and memory cards. A strong indicator of a fake, is the price paid. See Global Report – eBay Fake Memory 2008 – 2009

To make sure you did not purchase a fake flash memory item, you should always test it for capacity. The best tool is H2testw. It is free. To learn more about it read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives


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