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coolbreeze2

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Sep 24, 2009
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We all are rightfully skeptical when a 2TB external USB storage is being sold at a very affordable price. I took a chance on this one and been using it for a month. It has performed as expected with no problems. Therefore, I thought I should share my experience.

 
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DeltaMac

macrumors G5
Jul 30, 2003
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Red for $25 -- and there's a silver for $18 ....
Sounds too good to be true -- 2TB for $18.
The price makes me squint, and hold my mouth in a funny position.

I would ask you to try copying 1TB or more of data to that drive, then post a screen shot showing how much space is used. I noticed that it comes formatted as ExFat... Have you tried reformatting to a Mac format?
 

coolbreeze2

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Sep 24, 2009
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I won't be able to do this until I return home from a trip. I certainly want to see the results because I'm putting my reputation on the line by posting this. So, I definitely will be following up.
 

enricoclaudio

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Jun 5, 2017
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I was reading a review over Amazon about a similar very cheap 2TB SSD and the guy discovered that after transferring 32GB of data the 2TB SSD stopped and ran out of space. He opened and inside was a 32GB memory stick. The indexing chip was modified to show 2TB but in fact was a 32GB memory stick.
 
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T Coma

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Dec 3, 2015
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I just got an ad from Stacksocial for something similar. There are some positive "verified purchase" reviews, but it certainly doesn't smell right. The read/write speeds seem to bear that out. Looks like flash drive speeds to me.

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In the "Terms" section it says, "All sales final." lol
 

arw

macrumors 65816
Aug 31, 2010
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Wouldn't risk it at all.
The read/write speeds seem to bear that out. Looks like flash drive speeds to me
IF there was another zero at the end, then they would be plausible SSD speeds.
These are thumb drive speeds (little over USB 2.0).
He opened and inside was a 32GB memory stick. The indexing chip was modified to show 2TB but in fact was a 32GB memory stick.
This would be my guess in this case again.
 
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