Beware Of A Fake Microdata USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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It is probably not a surprise to get a USB flash drive from Aliexpress that does not do what it says on the tin. This is actually my first flash drive that is misbehaving. I purchase most of the time from Amazon or from established companies online. So until now I have not seen a fake USB flash drive.

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The seller is kinda funny telling me that I need to check it on a USB 3.0 interface. What does he think I bought the USB 3.0 flash drive for. Will I not use it on the 3.0 interface. Probably he thinks I am kinda noob.

Let’s show him and to everyone that this flash drive is USB 2.0. We will disassemble it. The USB 3.0 flash drive must have additional metal contacts. It is like USB 2.0 but on steroids. Yes, the USB 3.0 is different but it is back compatible with USB 2.0.

The capacity of this drive is 128 GB. But I am not sure this is true capacity. I guess it is compressed somehow or whatever is done to it to fool us all.

I have decided if they have less that 90 percent positive feedback I will probably leave two stars feedback. If they have 98 positive feedback this is probably not their fault even.

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I know that those flash drives are temperamental sometimes. But how the computer transfers a file indicates it is a USB 2.0 drive and even a failing one.

Now this ladies and gentleman is a USB 2.0 interface. Despite its written on it USB 3.0 in reality it is USB 2.0 or even USB 1.0. Though, I am not sure that they can get USB 1.0 chips as I think they are not manufactured for a long time.


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