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Old 9th June 2008, 16:11   #16
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512GB memory keys! Only $35! - Feature - Portable tech - www.atomicmpc.com.au
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Old 9th June 2008, 16:13   #17
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It's a fake for definite. Try to copy 40-50 GB to it and then try reading it. It won't because actual capacity would be much lesser. I won't be surprised if it is not even a single GB!
I had read about such fakes, where they report 4-8Gb whereas actual capacity is only few hundred MBs.
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Old 9th June 2008, 16:19   #18
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Wow.. 512GB pen drive and at a price ten times lesser than an external HDD.
Thats some news!
You have any link for the specs for this drive?
Yep. It sure is. Im using a Fujitsu 200GB External HDD which costed me upwards of 15k when i brough it last year. This one is about 3k.


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Can you try this verification:
1. Copy 500 GB worth of data into it
2. Compare it with original [fc command will do that]
If it is really a 512 GB drive then it is amazing.
Well, i have'nt really loaded anything onto it as yet, but will surely do so now and verify the same. Hope it works.


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Congrates... Is this one from Buffalo !!
Just cross check... as many fakes are floating in HK market
Nopes. Its a fake surely as mentioned earlier. Some company called 'Hisun'.


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I have one that I bought from China for Rs. 300. Looks identical but reads 32GB as the capacity. Doesnt work.
Damn. Now that really gets me thinking.

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The method I used to test it was by copying photos onto the drive and then viewing them in thumbnail mode. Most were corrupted.
Gimme some time i'll get back on this.


Thanks for the reply guys. Ill verify this and post some images confirming whether it works or dont.

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Old 9th June 2008, 16:27   #19
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its fake for sure

and external HDDs are quit cheap these days , you can get 500GB drives for ~5k .... altho these are regular destop HDD with enclosure rather than laptop ones which are smaller in size and works without any external power adapter .....
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Old 9th June 2008, 23:20   #20
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Unfortunately, It's a fake.
I believe the maximum capacity in flash drives that's available to consumers is 256GB which was recently unveiled by Samsung and earlier by a US Company. Still it's not the size of a pen drive but bigger. AFAIK, 512GB flash drives don't exist, yet.

PC World - Business Center: Samsung Shows 256GB SSD, Plans Launch This Year

Came across something similar:

Is there a sony 512GB Flash Drive? - Yahoo! Answers

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When i read your thread 512GB,all i was thinking how many songs will it store and how many movies would fit,was soo excited that such small device have such capabilities,but once i saw members comments i was like :( FAKE what the hell,are these drive a imitation thing,but why would anyone need to show off a fake storage drive???
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FAKE what the hell,are these drive a imitation thing,but why would anyone need to show off a fake storage drive???
It's not for showing off. It is for duping innocent customers.
Since the capacity is fake, we don't know how much is actual. Pretty much possible that they picked up ancient pen drives with 32 MB or so for free, and sold them as fake 512 GB ones.
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Update: I was trying to load up stuff on the drive. Unfortunately its only occupied about 3.5GB for now. For the last 10 mins its showing '53 mins remaining'. haha.
Now im gonna attempt to upload 100MB at a time and see if it goes any further.
More updates later.

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^^

If there are any pics in the files you just copied, try the thumbnail view. Mine wouldnt work with even 10MB of data on it.
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your drive could be 4gb to 8 max i guess. i still love my sony 2gb which is green in color and that too trasparant rockx
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I've seen 16Gb flash pens and trust me it was hard to digest..Flash drives at 512GB? Man thats fake from the moment a 5 appeared before the 12.
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Incorrect Info SirAlec. FAT32 supports up to 2 Terabyte, so it is possible to have a FAT32 500 GB drive.


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Its a fake drive. its a fat32 formatted. Fat 32 cannot be formatted for larger capacity drives. Its some software trick.
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