Fake NAND found in SSD's

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    That is insane. Great find, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Good read. I wonder how HongWang International is going to respond to this.
     
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    Probably by purchasing a plane ticket and getting the hell out of there with the money, ha ha.
     
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    So after reading this, am I right in assuming that it is best to avoid usb sticks as any sort of reliable back up? It would seem most of the nand memory in those modules would the 'fallout' stock not good enough for ssds? I currently use plain old fashioned 2.5 and 3.5 backup hdds, but ive seen some good deals on 64gb and 128gb sticks lately and was thinking of using them for some files on the go.
     
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    I've had one SanDisk flashdrive go bad on me for a day or two; Neither Windows nor Linux would recognize it. I've had better luck with my other SanDisk, PNY, and other flashdrives, but I would imagine that HDDs would provide better backup for the typical end-user. Or maybe even SDHC cards...
     
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    that is true up to a degree, some high performance USB sticks cost as much as MLC SSDs per GB due to the fact they use the same or better binned NAND. Generally the cost tells you everything you need to know, if it costs about $0.60 a gig then its probably low grade flash (worse than OCZ Agility quality), $0.80/GB is probably the better micron chips, I've encountered the uber high end ones that are about $2 a gig (the SLC MX-DS extreme ones) that are certainly more reliable than some SSDs.
     
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    Great read. Thanks.
     
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    At least the drive was functional and had full capacity, albeit at lower performance.

    When I think of "fake" I think of motherboards BITD that had fake cache (remember when cache was on motherboards and not CPU?), or USB flash drives with fake capacities.

    fake usb flash

    fake cache
     
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