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fred_fish
12-04-2011, 08:55 PM
http://www.reghardware.com/2011/04/11/russian_duped_by_chinese_ssd_scammers/
:lol:

somebody
12-04-2011, 09:00 PM
If it sounds too good to be true....

R2x1
12-04-2011, 09:15 PM
Ring now!

bot
12-04-2011, 10:27 PM
More proof why hard drives are the way to go

Renmoo
12-04-2011, 10:58 PM
More proof why hard drives are the way to go
Well, the article doesn't actually compare HDD with SSD. It just shows you how crafty the Chinese are at making fake SSD by shoving a looped flash drive into a hard drive container and selling it as a HDD.

The Error Guy
13-04-2011, 07:44 AM
Actually, it was sold as a 500GB HDD, not a SSD. Hence the bolts to make it heavy.

Still funny none the less

Gobe1
13-04-2011, 08:12 AM
Genius

R2x1
13-04-2011, 09:53 AM
Designed for Vista - - -

Agent_24
13-04-2011, 10:35 AM
This has happened a lot in the past with cheap USB flash drives on eBay, 4GB, 8GB, and they turn out to be only 1GB or something.

They modify the firmware to report the larger size - there's a tool floating around to reconfigure it and restore the drive to the proper capacity and make it usable (without the wrap-around feature)