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Fake 128GB USB memory stick is really only 2GB - can it be altered?

By razil
Oct 11, 2011
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  1. hi,

    i bought a USB memory Stick from overseas, and it was supposed to be 128gb,

    when i tested it with 'H2test' the realy stoarge of the USB is only 2GB.

    Am i able to hide/delete/alter the portion of the memory stick that is faulty and useless.

    thus changing the propoerties of the memory stick

    thanks
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Change it to what? You can't make 2 gigs hold 128 gigs.

    If you bought with Paypal or a credit card you may be able to dispute the purchase....
     
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,209   +424

  4. razil

    razil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you got to love the creativity of the chinese.

    i was hoping to hide the crappy bit on the memory stick that doesn't work?
    and use it as a 2gb usb memory stick
     
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I'm not sure why you think there is more than the 2Gb that's there. It's probably just a 2Gb stick that they said was 128Gb. It's not that part of it doesn't work, it's that there is only 2Gb to begin with.
     
  6. razil

    razil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can i change the properties to only say 2gb, in lieu of 128gb
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    To be honest, I wouldn't even trust the 2Gb part to save any important data. If it were mine, I guess I would probably not use it but that's just me.
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    :/ Man, that'd be quite the magic trick.
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Indeed. Thats what I thought at first, maybe?

    I thought he was asking at first to get the advertised space, but then I figured if he posted he was pretty sure he got scammed. Then as I read subsequent posts I decided he just wanted to make the drive show as 2Gb. Now, I'm not very good with computers.. but somebody made that 2Gb drive show as 128Gb, so I think he is just asking if he can make it show to have a 2Gb capacity like it really is. That probably isn't such a magic trick, I mean, somebody did it once to get him into this situation.
     
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,266   +92

    Ah, thanks for the explanation.
     

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