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Beware of fake USB sticks on online sites


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SOORENA

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Recently sites like ebay and others have deals on USB sticks such as 32GB and 16GB or more but all these are fake. First they show up as lets say 32GB and you can write things on them but when you remove the USB and plug it back in, the files are corrupt and cannot be accessed. I myself received one of these as a souvenir and it actually holds only 1GB but shows as 32GB. These chips are massive produced in Hong Kong and are sold on Ebay and others for cheap. The chips are programed to show up as a high capacity.


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Good info to have. I saw someone on the hardware forums last week or so asking about how he could get his missing space back. I believe that this was his issue.
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Very interesting, however as far as I know, 16GB sticks are only recent, I don't think any larger than this are available at the moment. Also, you can expect to pay a small fortune for it :)

If you are going to be transporting valuable data on the stick, make sure you grab a quality brand component. Corsair make good ones, for example.
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16GB sticks are so yesterday :)
32GB sticks began surfacing the marker near the end of the summer if I remember correctly, just remember, you need to pay an arm and a leg for the legitimate 32GB drives, it's the easy way to tell it's a fake. :)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233061
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