How to Check Detect Fake USB Storage Device
How to Check Detect Fake USB Storage Device - Our Computer has limited storage space where we can store data in limitation. So, in this case we have to use external storage device like Cloud storage, USB, Optical drive, magnetic disk and others. But some of the products listed online or available with the retailer are not original but rather a similar looking copy of the original device. The product does not actually have that amount of storage as written on the package. The product promises you higher storage but allow you a fraction of it.
So, what to do with these fake promises by manufacturer of the product. The product can be checked by copying data into the device until it is full. In this article we will illustrate tools to check or detect the actual capacity of USB storage device in less time. So, these tools let calculate the actual capacity of the device and decide whether your device is fake or not.
Tools to Check Detect Fake USB Storage Device
- RMPrepUSB – We can perform a lot of manipulation on an external USB Storage device. It let you create portable installer to install Windows and linux on the USB drive itself. It will write some of the blocks to the device and then read it. This will let tool to calculate the actual capacity of the device. The user must create data backup before running this tool.
- H2TESTW – It run a thorough test on the USB drive which will verify the actual capacity of the device. User can specify your USB drive and then select the mode in which you want to test the drive. User will have option to specify the entire volume or the number of MBs that you prefer to scan. Then hit the 'Write+Verify' button to start writing and read it back to verify the capacity. This tool is slow and will take hours.
- ChipGenius – It let you view few information about the USB connected to your computer such as manufacturer info, serial no and details to verify if the device is fake or not.
- Check Flash – It allow you checking and verifying the USB drives easily. It let you show drive map, read & write speed and total time elapsed in the test.