Charlatan external SSD from China on 30 and 60 Tbyte entered the world market

Charlatan external SSD from China on 30 and 60 Tbyte entered the world market

The hard savers get cheap pretty quickly, even in a difficult economic environment, but some offers seem too profitable to be true. Another incident confirms this. On the website of the American store Walmart, there is a suspiciously profitable offer: an external SSD of 30 Tbytes at a price of only $39, and they mimic the external SSD of Samsung.

The scam was exposed by blogger Ray Redacted; he did not regret $31.40 and acquired a similar questionable device on AliExpress. His package has a volume of 30 Tbytes, and it's also M.2, which is odd. By the way, there are a lot of offers on the pages of the largest Chinese marketplay, not only but 30 Tbytes, but even 60 Tbytes, sometimes even positive reviews.

Inside the blogger's "hardware" was a cardrider with a USB 2.0 port and two microSD cards with an actual capacity of 512 Mbytes. Because of the installation of this fee, each card declares its capacity as "15.0 Tbyte" when connected to the computer, which is supposed to be 30 Tbytes in total.

And by the way, this is exactly 15.0 Tbyte, which is an additional reason to think about it. The fact is that Windows is a disk space in hybrids. So a CD with "honest" 1 Tbyte is usually displayed with a capacity of about 930 Gbytes, not a beautiful round number.

When trying to record large amounts of data, this disk faithfully saves the original structure of the catalogues, but the files are cycled: new data over the old ones. So, during copying, it's as if everything is normal, and the problem is detected only by trying to read what was recorded -- the files are not available on the site. Finally, another "level of protection" from the outgoing user was the artificial deceleration of the tyre speed from 5 to 0.48 Gbit/s.

Commenting on the chart, the blogger was told alternative ways to deceive trusted citizens, but these differences are more of a "cosmetic" character: for example, instead of two memory cards in the "external SSD" body, an inexpensive flash drive, a typical small USB storage device, of course, also with an "alternate" embroidery that could mislead an inexperienced user.

Note that in most of their fake SSDs, they copy the appearance of real solid samsung T5 reservoirs. The latter are available in 250 and 500 Gbyte, 1 and 2 Tbyte. The latter two versions are offered by Samsung in the United States for $140 and $250 respectively.

We will also note that fake SSDs have been sold for a long time, but this scheme of deception has now reached a new level. First, there have been a lot of these "hard storage devices", and secondly, and more importantly, these solutions have now reached American stores, whereas they have been met mostly in China.