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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB

Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:

>> Just a side note.
>> At least where I lives, in Asia South countries, we found some bogus
>> China made USB flash disk, which claims a certain size when being
>> plugged into the Windows the 1st time. Then when we want to re-partition
>> or trying to fill it up to its declared capacity, the ugly head arise.
>> Kingston and Sandisk are the most targeted brands for these fake.

> That's interesting. Forgeries like that are not well known here in North
> America. It could certainly be a plausible explanation for Marcel's
> trouble. Thanks for sharing this information.

Yes, I bought one on eBay a year or so ago, from Hong Kong.
It claims to be 8GB, but only has 1GB.
It was very cheap, so I didn't complain.

Timothy Murphy  
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