128MB flash card pretends its 500GB

Fake Chinese hard drive has a flash drive inside

A Russian hard drive repair shop near the Russian-Chinese border encountered an astounding fake external hard drive fitted with a measly 128MB solid state flash drive.

The 500GB fake Samsung drive was bought by a customer in China at a suspiciously low price and at first appeared to work but the customer reportedly found the drive would just play the last five minutes of a film according to Jitbit Blog.

The service center on opening the drive discovered the truth inside in the form of a 128MB flash drive and a couple of nuts for weight.

Particularly impressive is that the flash drive apparently has a hacked firmware that displays the correct size but when when accessing data above the capacity will simply write over itself.

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