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Old 9th June 2008, 14:46   #1
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Hey,
My better half brought this awesome 512Gb Flash Drive from HK. It is just too cool and work fantastically well. Infact i have an external HDD which is 200GB and costing probably 10 times more. Now that seems totally useless.
Although its a fake copy of Sony Vaio, but what the heck. As far as it works fine it, that does'nt really matter.

Here are a few pics i clicked this morning:

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Old 9th June 2008, 14:48   #2
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512 GB on a stick? Come on!
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cheaper than a 200GB hard drive ? A flash drive ?

Are you sure if you had not plugged in something else while you took the photo ?
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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?

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Old 9th June 2008, 14:59   #5
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There used be lots of fakes sold in HK.

Trik is to change the chip so that it reports 512 GB even if size is lesser.

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.
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Congrates... Is this one from Buffalo !!

Just cross check... as many fakes are floating in HK market
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I sense impossibility here. I am not a techie, but quite sure that you cant plonk 512 GB on a flash disk. isn't flash memory limited to 16/32 GB only? Thats the maximum I have heard of ever.

However, I am waiting to be surprised if you can post solid proof in the form of a website etc.
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i doubt it is 512GB in Flash drive, it is not possible.. just try to fill up with some stuff for 500mb+ that will prove it..
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I sense impossibility here. I am not a techie, but quite sure that you cant plonk 512 GB on a flash disk. isn't flash memory limited to 16/32 GB only? Thats the maximum I have heard of ever.

However, I am waiting to be surprised if you can post solid proof in the form of a website etc.

32GB was the last effort from corsair with 10 year warrenty. Wondering if we can go beyond that.
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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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64 GB was the last I heard.
BUSlink's 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive PRO 2 Series - Engadget

If it was this easy and cheap, we would have them all over in laptops.
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i doubt it is 512GB in Flash drive, it is not possible.. just try to fill up with some stuff for 500mb+ that will prove it..
I think you meant 500GB.

Even i never heard of such a phenomena of 512gb on a flash drive. If yes, then imagine carrying 1000 movies in a single pen drive. Wow, that would be something
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Format the Flash drive using the default disk tool present in windows it will show you the correct size.
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its a fake 512 GB drive.

They show up in your PC as 512Gb, they format to 512, but in reality, any files copied to them after their much lower limit are unusable. Another good indicator is the time required to copy the files, it shows as 60+ minutes to copy, but when the REAL limit is reached, the copying time suddenly drops to seconds and then completes.

anything you put into it after it reaches its actual limit will be unusable !
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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.

The method I used to test it was by copying photos onto the drive and then viewing them in thumbnail mode. Most were corrupted.
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