Third-party merchants on overseas e-commerce platforms were exposed to selling fake 30TB mobile solid-state drives
In addition to Walmart third-party online merchants, counterfeit and shoddy goods on shopping platforms such as AliExpress are also hard to guard against.
For example, a security researcher named @RayRedacted shared a so-called “30TB” he bought for $30.SSD”。
In fact, before placing the order, he has already made sufficient psychological preparations. But what I didn’t expect was that in order to minimize the cost of fraud, the seller directly used a more shoddy plan.
After opening the hard disk box, it can be seen that the flash memory body has only two 512MB microSD memory cards – and the so-called 30TB capacity is deceived by special firmware with ulterior motives.
Although plugged into the computer,WindowsYou can see two so-called 15TB hard disk partitions converted by the bridge chip. But judging from the PCB traces, the two 512MB microSD memory cards can’t even work in RAID mode.
What’s even more incapable of complaining is that the so-called USB-C 3.1 (5 Gbps) interface actually only has a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed rate (theoretically 480 Mbps).
Embarrassingly, even if consumers think about verifying the actual chip capacity through tools such as H2Testw, a full scan will take 500 days.
Even more immoral is that even if consumers want to swallow it, the two 512MB memory cards will only cycle over the previously stored data – unless the mobile hard disk is “restored” to the correct capacity through mass production tools.
In order to lure consumers who don’t know the truth, Walmart’s third-party online merchants also wrote a series of positive reviews to cover up the warnings issued by real consumers.
Fortunately, the platform was informed of the incident on Friday, and the product pages of third-party merchants were removed from the shelves this week.
But on AliExpress, the seller still brazenly marked the “original price” of 66.67 and the “promotional price” of $32 for a limited time.