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Offline wishbone

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"Fake USB flash drives!"
« on: April 10, 2020, 07:55:27 pm »
Apparently there are a lot of fake flash drives doing the rounds. Only having about half the storage that it is supposed to have. There is a way to have a check if you`re in any doubt as to the storage problem of your flash drives or check when you have a new one.

I came across this:-

https://www.linuxbabe.com/command-line/f3-usb-capacity-fake-usb-test-linux

I used f3probe on one of mine and it came back as being "the real thing".

If you are using windows as well, there are a load of different ones to use on that OS!

I have posted this because there seems to be quite a few people who are filling their flash drives to watch things only to have the picture freeze on them when they have only used halve the storage capacity on them.

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Re: "Fake USB flash drives!"
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 11:58:41 am »
Thank you interesting article.


 


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