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|15th November 2009, 16:23||#1|
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Beware of Fake 32 GB Kingston Pendrive
Hey, guys, there is news that fake 32 GB Kingston pendrives are doing rounds in the market at throw away prices. Actually, inside it is 1gb or 2 gb capacity. The storage chip is from SAMSUNG and the controller is from Alcor Micor.
What they have done is assembled the controller and memory chip and have created a firmware which shows non-existent sectors .Every time you paste something larger than the actual capacity the data is written into these virtual sectors and is lost.
Here is the complete report: THE FAKE 32 GB's
So buy the Pen Drive from genuine shop with all relevant bills and warranty card. The above link has instructions to check the actual capacity of your PEN DRIVE.
|15th November 2009, 16:39||#3|
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My friend got duped some months back in his office where a guy with a thela of 32 gb pen drives had come, he got one 2 for 500 bucks, nothing more than 250 mb fitted in them.
Also when he checked on the computer, it showed 32 gb but the actual data that could be transfered on it was 250 mb.
|15th November 2009, 17:48||#4|
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just scroll below - there is already a thread
for those of you lazy folks
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ash-drive.html (512GB Flash Drive.)
there had been a market for 8/ 16/ 32 - heck, 512 even GB fake mp3 players long before the thumb drives started hitting the scene
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