Memory Hacked cards and Pen dives.

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by R!f@@, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. R!f@@

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    I have been buying SD cards and pen drives form china and I am at the verge of going mad with counterfeit products.

    I got 32Gb and 64GB cards that does not work beyond the 8GB limit.
    Even Pen drives.

    I remember removing the memory hacking long time ago but I lost the software. It was years back.
    Now I cannot find anything online that would remove the hack and bring the card or drive back to original value so at least I can use the lot.

    Any one got any pointers on this.
     
  2. ISB123

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    They are 8GB card's hacked to trick OS to think they are 32GB.
     
  3. R!f@@

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    I already know tht.
    I like to know how to remove them.
     
  4. ISB123

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    Format it
     
  5. tom_s

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    and buy name brand local. one of my clients bought some from china cheap with their company logo on them. 8gb and total rubbish.
     
  6. R!f@@

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    U guys don't get it do you.
    Formatting does not help.
     
  7. ISB123

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    I had the same problem with some cheap ebay mp3 player,formatting the SD card helped me.
     
  8. R!f@@

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    This is not the same.
    I know all about formatting.
     
  9. tshuck

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    I've heard that the firmware tells the computer that the capacity is larger, then it wraps the address space back on itself - overwriting existing data when written to.

    If so, there isn't really anything you can do to fix it.
     
  10. R!f@@

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    There are those which can be fixed and this Pen drives cannot be fixed as there are no tools for this flash controller yet.
     
  11. tom_s

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    fdisk the beasties

    then create smaller partitions and see what you can actually put on it. not forgetting you have quality control parameters to take into consideration.
     
  12. R!f@@

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    I did and made a 8GB partition. Problem is even then the testing is giving me 150KB corruption
     
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  15. shteii01

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    Newegg has some interesting combo deals. I have been looking at 3x combo of 16 GB usb thumb drives for under 20 dollars.
     
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