This is a quick guide to Fake USB/SD Cards/HDDs that are available on the internet.

What is a fake flash drive?

A fake flash drive is usually a low capacity flash drive (i.e. 1GB) that has had the firmware modified that tricks the device (laptop, camera etc) that it is in fact a higher capacity drive.

Why is this bad?

Well, obviously you don't get what you've paying for. Also, you may not realise the drive is a fake, meaning the first ~1GB of data is saved and the rest of the data disappears into the abyss.

You may not be protected by Paypal, and it may result in more time, effort and money to get a refund.

How do I spot a fake

Firstly, if it's too good to be true, then it probably is. Secondly - jump on this website and download the software.

Direct link to H2test here

It's a fake, what next?

  • Provide negative feedback if possible
  • Report the seller to ebay
  • Try to obtain a refund

SOSFakeFlash has some great information on what to do next.

Other Information

Spotting a fake SD card (visually)