Is this a fake 64GB Sandisk flash drive?

Posted on May 21, 2009 by

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yshopretail

Can ebayer yshopretail (regisered in Australia) really afford to risk selling a genuine 64GB Sandisk flash drive on ebay at a quarter of the retail price?? We don’t think so. Profit margins on USB flash drives are generally much too narrow for this to be possible. Some of those involved in the frankenflash project have been re-sellers of flash drives and we couldn’t have risked it!

We suspect that this item from yshopretail is fake capacity. The seller may not know this – but we suspect he or she does. The fact that buyer IDs are hidden supports our suspicion that this could be deliberate fraud. Perhaps someone in Australia could contact the seller and ask if it has been tested with h2testw. We would be interesed in the seller’s response. If you bought any flash item listed on our blogs please test it with h2testw – you are at risk of data loss!!

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

UPDATE 22/05/09 Here is a screenshot from the Sandisk website showing this model:

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Seems from looking at the Sandisk site that this has to be a fake (thanks for leaving a comment with a link to the page, Matt!) – it appears that this model is only made in capacities up to 16GB. There is a visual difference between the drives which suggests that this is probably a counterfeit manufactured by fraudsters rather than a reprogrammed Sandisk – either way it is certainly not likely to be a 64GB flash drive!

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