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Watch out for fake flash drives

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Note: All software described/linked in this article is for Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Recently my friend bought 128GB "Kingston" USB Flash Stick from some guy at eBay. He discovered that flash was fake. Remember, before buying USB stick read article "detecting your flash disk real capacity" and always try to test device before buying it.



Here some stats from our test, it was performed using h2testw procedure is described with details here: Full write test time: 42h 15min 32 secFull read time: 8h 15min 3secReal capacity of 128GBs: 43MB :(.The media is likely to be defective. 43 MByte OK (88064 sectors) 124.9 GByte DATA LOST (262023168 sectors) Details:124.9 GByte overwritten (262023168 sectors) 0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors) 0 KByte corrupted (0 sectors) 64 KByte aliased memory (128 sectors) First error at offset: 0x0000000002a90000 Expected: 0x0000000002a90000 Found: 0x0000001f3ef90000 H2testw version 1.3 Wri…