james mille - 07 Jun 2021
my wife just bought one, as a surprise gift, but knew it was a fake as soon as it arrived.. these things however are very skilfully manufactured, & it is important to mention they also have a controller chip, which dictates everything, to do with formatting & partitioning, thus fools the computer phone, etc, giving the impression that it is is GENUINE. When one buys a 1- 2TB drive, it could take years, before the scam victim, would find out. let's assume however folks whom buy these huge capacity flash or now USB SSD, will most probably intend to transfer massive movie,& music files, like me, so if that is the case, then make sure your initial transfer is around 75-100 gigabytes.it will immediately struggle to transfer that amount with transfer speeds of 2 -4 Mbs /S taking days to complete, but after 20% of the files have been transferred, the error pop ups begin, as your USB SSD has actually reached its actual capacity....then the vendor will ask you to transfer small amounts of data eg 1 Gig at a time, just to fool you, so beware of their tricks. there is at least 10 free / trial software progs, which will root these fakes out very quickly, best is a program called AIDA,64 engineer / extreme, which is a free 30 days trial period, which will scan your drive, then after an hour or so it will stop, after it has scanned the real capacity of the drive,. Chip Genius, is also good, & usually alerts you that these USB 3 drives are actually USB 2. i tried this though, using Diskpart on power shell, i created a 16 gig primary partition, & then exited it however i returned to Diskpart, to create a 2nd partition, of 16Gig, i then got the message ' there is NOT enough space, to create another 16Gig partition &/ or the remaining space is corrupted,& unusable.. That means the real drive capacity is only 16 Gigabytes maximum. the DISKPART required commands can be found on you tube my friends, & they are not as difficult as i thought they would be. Lastly I have no doubt,, that each one of us, have said to ourselves, what if these are genuine, even thought these prices determine otherwise. time a big bunch of us combine & buy these things ,from Ebay but forewarn them , before we actually buy them.. sincere & kind regards jim
Jim Baulch - 15 Jun 2021
What I have noticed with these drives is when you fill the drive up with movies etc,you cant play the movie as it wont open up same with some pictures and some music,drive tells you it is there but wont open up.So if you dont fill the drive up you may be fine.