Detection of Fake USB Drives

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Detection of Fake USB Drives

Post by Nigel »

Would it be possible with Zentimo (or USBSR) to perform a capacity test on USB drives?
There are a considerable number of fake large capacity USB Pen Drives flooding the market.
These are low capacity 4Gb units that have been flashed to read as 64 or 128Gb in windows.
There must be large numbers of people who haven't saved anything substantial to such a drive yet,
and when the unit cannot read back it is assumed that they are just faulty.

Being able to detect this in Zentimo would be a very useful added feature, that could prevent vital data
loss for the unsuspecting victim.

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