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Amazing hard drive ripoff!!
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Jim Hillier
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April 21, 2011 - 3:06 pm
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If it's true, this would have to be one of the most amazing ripoffs of all time. Apparently [this is unconfirmed] a Russian gentleman ordered an el cheapo Chinese knock-off external hard drive. He couldn't work out why he kept losing all his data. When he opened it up he was amazed to find inside; a 128MB flash memory card plus two very large nuts (to add the extra weight).

Apparently the memory card was programmed to automatically delete all data once it reached maximum capacity, and start over:

[attachment=0:1wc4i7u9]fake hard drive.jpg[/attachment:1wc4i7u9]

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David Hartsock
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April 21, 2011 - 6:55 pm
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That's just nutty! Another case of "buyer beware". There are decent deals available from China, the also a lot of ripoffs which require a little "extra" diligence from the buyer.

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Jim Hillier
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April 21, 2011 - 7:34 pm
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Yes Dave, the whole thing is really nuts. Not the sort of device one would want to squirrel away. Although it probably didn't cost peanuts and getting rid of it might be a be a bit of a wrench. I expect the perpetrators would have done a bolt by now anyway......to somewhere remote like Macadamia probably.

This whole issue is certainly nothing to be sneezed at, ca..SHEW!! Oops sorry, bless me!!

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest[nuts].

It just gets punnier and punnier!!

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April 21, 2011 - 7:40 pm
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April 26, 2011 - 5:10 pm
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lol...btw it brings bad name to complete Nation (read China)

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