Walmart It’s not the only big online retailer that suffers from online fakes. Hundreds of listings from dozens of sellers in ebay (Opens in a new tab) And the aliexpress (Opens in a new tab) Currently sold out 64 TB And the 128 TB SSDrock bottom prices.
The problem is that there are no 128TB or 64TB hard drives. Samsung offered a 128TB SSD drive in August 2022, while Nimbus Data sells a 64TB SSD to enterprise customers only, but neither will sell for the $30 demanded by fraudulent sellers. Although this is an apparent case of “too good to be true”, dozens were shocked.
tech radar Reader Colin M contacted us last week after he purchased a 30TB SSD from AliExpress, only to find out that he had been scammed.
The drive’s total physical capacity appears to be 128GB, which is 2 x 64GB as shown on the two drives. I have tried copying 250GB+ files to one of the “drives” and although it appears to be working as usual when finished, I have After that by clicking on properties to show the actual GB units,” he explained.
“I suspect the drive contained two 64 GB SD cards which were programmed to disguise the SD cards as 15 TB drives. And when the ‘drive’ was copied to access the capacity, the software overwritten the files giving the appearance of working properly.”
Counterfeit products have been a problem for centuries, and online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and AliExpress have allowed this problem to become global, making it even more difficult to eradicate.
Worryingly, these motors are not only fake, they are It can also be easily infected with malware. Earlier this year, hackers mailed USB flash drives infected with ransomware, including teddy bears in the package.
SSD prices are dropping rapidly with 2TB models available for under $100, an all-time low due to the collapse in demand and increased inventory. Despite this, we don’t expect high-capacity drives (4TB, 8TB or 16TB SSD) to experience any similar price drops because demand remains high for those target markets (enterprises, businesses and consumers).
Amazon appears to have avoided this scam, possibly because it imposes stricter controls on sellers from mainland China, although there are others – Like fake 2TB USB flash drives (Opens in a new tab) or microSD cards with a capacity of 2 TB (Opens in a new tab).
Pro radar technology Reach out to eBay and Aliexpress to find out what they’re doing to eliminate fake listings and get rid of dodgy sellers before lucrative 11.11 Singles sales, Black Friday And the Internet Mon.