A Pirate Hard Drive that provides Infinite Capacity !!!Added: Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Chinese Engineers did it again. It seems like they have adopted a trend of making copies of the latest gadgets in a larger scale and in very less time. This time, a Chinese Engineer manipulated a Samsung 500GB Hard Drive and turned it into an infinity capacity hard drive or so it was assumed.
The trend of replicating latest products, manipulating and selling them is going on with a fine pace in this era in China. Not everyone can identify which product is genuine and which product is the Replica and in this confusion, the consumers get ripped off when they choose the replica thinking it is genuine or as good as the genuine one. Whether its iPhone,Movies or any other new gadgets , almost everything gets replicated and launched in the market resulting into great profits to the replicas makers.
Replica can be launched as fast as genuine products but it always comes with some glitches in them. There are always many possibilities of glitches in the replicas , like an “iPhone” may look good from outside just like the real “iPhone” but there’s always lack of real OS in it.
The hard drive that has infinite capacity was discovered when a Computer engineer in Russia who lives nearby the Chinese border, got a 500GB Hard Drive for repairing.
The engineer was of course surprised getting a brand new Samsung 500GB Hard Drive for repairing. Although it looked great from the outside but somehow it had got some issues which stopped it from working properly.
The hard drive reports that its capacity is full and it even shows each and every file transferring to it with no problem. But the owner of that hard drive reported that when he transferred a movie which was 1.5GB in size, to his hard drive, he found only the last few minutes of the movie present in it.
There were many things that occurred under the sheets as the Chinese makers claimed to changing the capacity of the Samsung 500GB Hard Drive into an infinity capacity hard drive. In the above picture, there are two large nuts of metal which are placed in pair to support a 128MB flash drive. Moreover, the nuts were placed to give some weight to the drive and make the feel of it as similar to the real hard drive .
The tricky thing in the drive is that it’s just a simple 128MB flash drive which behaves like it provides infinite capacity. In other words, it’s a fake. The most interesting thing about it is that it stores the data up-to its capacity from the computer it’s connected to & after that it starts deleting all the data as soon as it’s left with the last part of the file. Rest of the file remains untouched and the size of the incomplete file remaining in the drive is reported as correct size.
It’s like a treasure for File-sharers, who have a strong belief on that hard drive and they are buying it without any doubt about it. They are bugged off after using it and knowing that it is nothing but useless piece of metal and waste of money.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
|posted by (2011-04-11 16:08:29)|
|nice job done interesting thanks|
|posted by (2011-04-11 16:20:17)|
|thnx for infor.....|
|Too bad the title of article is misleading, should say is a hoax at end of title|
|SAM! what the hell is going on with ET?|
major substandard PPV crap,foreign stuff and rips 2-3 years old? taking over.....where is the ET I loved??? and what happended? how about an article on that??
I'm a paid VIP member for a few years and this site is not the caliber it once wuz...sadly
|dam Chinese hackers. lol|
|Wow, talk about uterly ripping people off.|
|@6 you have the internet in Newfieland? LOL...amazing!|
|lol reminds of the days of fake microsd cards for the psp|
|lol>! that's the real smugling! to cut off people's money for nothing|
|This is nothing new. It's the same hack they still use for the fake usb pen drives on eBay.|
|posted by (2011-04-12 11:45:53)|
|it happened to me i bought a USB flash n it says 32gb n as soon as i trasfered data to it it started to delete some DAMN HACKERS|
|posted by (2011-04-12 15:06:55)|
|chinese things are always fake|
|posted by (2011-04-12 20:31:31)|
|Very interesting! Thanks!|
|posted by (2011-04-13 00:41:36)|
|besides the point of been ripped off, it's actually a good idea. Very misleading, but a good idea never the less.|
|wtf, first software and now hardware, whats next?|
|Totally misleading article title.|
This has nothing to do with any piracy; it has to do with fraud and scams....
Also it isn't just the Chinese; but they do a hell allot of it and the chicom gov laughs and takes their cut.
Remember the brick in the play-station box scams? I do...
|bricks in playstation. lmao, never heard of that one|
|It happens allot and not just Play Stations. I ALWAYS OPEN THE BOX IN THE STORE BEFORE LEAVING.. I pay for it first though then at the register open it.|
Buyer Beware: Bricks in the Box
There’s a problem in retail circles known as the Brick-in-the-box return. The scam involves taking a legitimate item out of a package and replacing it with something else to fill out the package. The scam then works in one of two ways:
1. The scammer relies on employee oversight/negligence and re-packs and re-tapes the box so it looks unopened, and returns the item to the retailer by saying they didn’t need it or something similar.
2. The scammer relies on a con game and tells the customer service agent that he opened the box and found the wrong stuff.
Most famously, this involved bricks replacing VCR’s many, many years ago. This was common enough that a retailer I worked for had a Standard Operating Procedure called “Brick-in-the-Box Returns” that outlined how to handle such situations. It boiled down to one thing: any customer requesting a return because they got the wrong item was denied.
I bring this up because a guy ran afoul of this very scam at Best Buy. You can read all about it at Consumerist, but the nutshell is he bought a hard drive, opened it up, and found six ceramic tiles in the box instead of a hard drive. Classic brick-in-the-box scam.
I think he’s screwed. Every retailer, be it Best Buy, Circuit City, or Toys R Us, has the same policy, and they’re going to assume he’s not the victim but the scammer. Yes, it sucks that someone okayed his return and then a manager overturned it, but that second manager was in the right (by store policy if not general human decency) and if the return had been completed the first employees would have been disciplined. The customer might even be dealing with Best Buy loss prevention and possibly the police if he’d been given his money back, depending upon how far Best Buy would want to take things.
I’ve had three direct experiences with bricks in the box, and these are exactly why the policy is in place.
In the first instance, an elderly man purchased a laptop. When I handed it to him, he asked me to verify if it came with a modem (this was back around ’94, when such things weren’t a given). We opened it up and instead of his shiny new laptop we found an old model that had been painted gray and glued shut. Further investigation of the package revealed the scammer had opened the bottom of the box, did the replacement, then taped the bottom shut and fastened the original tape over the new tape to make it look brand new. Because the unit never left the store and I even opened it for him, we gave him another one. He asked me what would have happened if he had taken it home, and the honest answer was he would be out of luck. I managed to find a return on the same serial number, turned the case over to loss prevention, and had to discipline the employee who accepted the return.
In the second instance, a man purchased a 20″ television. He then returned it an hour later, claiming he didn’t need it. As the warehouse associates unloaded it from his car, the bottom of the box fell apart. There was a different television inside. We found the box had been glued shut, and the glue hadn’t dried yet. We went round and round with this guy for two hours, and it was ultimately turned over to loss prevention. Someone along the line must have put a scare into him, because the next day he picked up the old television and I had to ring up a sale (I forget if he kept the television or had to pay a restocking fee). I was to take the cash and then refund his original credit card, and he asked if the transactions would show up on the credit card statement. I told him of course — he’d see a purchase and a refund. He grunted and walked out. We speculated that meant his wife would find out about it.
In the third instance, a man purchased a video camera. I just happened to be there when he purchased it and happened to be the one to hand it over at the customer service counter. An hour later he returned, claiming it had the wrong item in the box. The camera in the box, however, was much older and much bigger, and didn’t even fit in the packaging. He didn’t repack it, he just demanded a refund. He screamed and yelled and made vague threats, and there was even an elderly woman in earshot telling us we were mean and we should give him his money back. The store manager and I held our ground because I was sure he was full of it. He took the box and went home, and we put a comment on his ticket in our system to warn other stores of the situation. The next morning, someone called claiming to be the guy’s lawyer and threatened lawsuits against me personally and against the store. I referred him to our corporate office. I happened to be working open to close that day, and that evening I got a call from another of our stores. The guy was there trying to return a product, the customer service associate saw the comment on the receipt, and the manager called me. She was confused because the camera she found in the box matched the packaging, and the serial numbers on the box and in the system (entered at checkout) matched the camera. She described the camera, and it was definitely not the one he’d tried to return to us. She went ahead and accepted the return (with a 15% restocking fee) and told him “hi” for me.
In the first case the store lost, in the second two we prevented a loss. All three cases are exactly why the policy exists, and exactly why I think this guy’s going to eat $300. Don’t get me wrong, I feel for the guy and I have no reason to not believe him. I’ll just be surprised if he gets his money back.
If you’re buying a high-dollar item this Christmas, I strongly recommend you open the box and inspect the contents before you leave the store. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is an ideal time for these scams to go down because employees will be less likely to take the time to inspect returned packages.
|they open and test everything here, like when i bought my wii, they set up everything and i had to play some games with it for over a half hour to make sure everything was working before i took it.|
even light bulbs, everything, they open and test everything first.
|who would even buy a external drive on the cheap anyways. there cheap as chips now. play it safe||
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