Chinese Magical Hard-Drive

Just like eating fifty cent tacos, sometimes paying less for something isn’t always a good idea. Such is the lesson that some folks have learned buying bargain priced 500GB  hard drives from China that turn out not to be a lot less than what they appear.
It's a 128-MB flash-drive. Working in a "looped" mode - when it runs out of space, it starts overwriting from the beginning. My friend said they're still trying to figure out how did the Chinese do that. Because the drive reports "correct" file sizes and disk-capacity. And the "looped-overwriting" does not touch the other files present on the drive.


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i wonder why they went to the trouble of faking it, i mean you will find out in the first 20 min. of use annyway. Why all the smoke and mirrors, just use a real brick instead :)
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If I remember correctly file names are not stored in tables so even if it gets overwritten it still thinks the file is there. I have run across these kinds of drives before. As you copy other files become corrupt due to overwriting them.

They do this to batteries too. I have a 2200 mAh PSP battery counterfeit that is really only 900 mAh and the PSP flips out not knowing how charged it is and does not know its percentage.
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