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Should You Repair A Fake USB Flash (Pen) Drive?

Posted by techchips on September 23, 2009

Before you attempt to repair a fake aka upgraded USB Flash (Pen) Drive you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are my chances of being successful?
  • What are the chances of downloading a virus?
  • How trustworthy are repaired drives?
  • How much is my time worth?

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Flash Memory Prices Are Rising In 2009 – Up To 25% Since April 2009. Danger Of Grade C and D Being Used In False Capacity MP Players, USB Flash Drives And Memory Cards.

Posted by techchips on September 17, 2009

The price of flash memory chips continues to increase since April 2009, as much as 25%. A recent article published by Digitimes on 14 September 2009: Apple demand causing serious NAND flash shortage in Taiwan explains some of the reasons why.

Few consumers have any idea about the cost of the flash memory chips used in their mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards. Many fall prey to fraudulent sellers, who sell them items with false capacity – flash memory chips that have been digitally altered to report a size much larger than they really are. You usually find these items for sale on eBay. Usb flash drives advertised as 16GB are sold for as little as $15 US. 32GB memory cards are frequently won for $25 and under. MP Players advertised to be 8GB or 16GB often sell in the $15 and $30 US range.

What are the new costs of flash memory chips?

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