Reviewer buys 16TB moveable SSD for $70, proves it’s a sham

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Enlarge / One thing would not look proper right here. (credit score: Amazon)

Amazon will not deny that fraudulent critiques on its platform are an issue. And regardless of years of reviews of pretend storage merchandise, listed with falsified critiques to cowl up faux specs and efficiency claims, the scams hold coming.

On Monday, Assessment Geek detailed its buy of what an Amazon itemizing claimed was a 16TB moveable M.2 SSD for $70. The drive, like comparable Amazon listings, had dozens of five-star critiques. But, a budget SSD turned out to only be a 64GB microSD in a circuit board with a USB-C connector.

That is all regardless of the drive displaying as 16TB storage on Home windows, which Assessment Geek suspects is because of misleading circuit board firmware.

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