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64GB Sony MicroVault Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – Model Number USM64024

Posted by flashchiptutor on March 26, 2009

Beware Sony Microvault model USM64024 advertised as 64GB with a packaging label of 64G is a counterfeit – fake! Sony never produced this usb flash drive. Sold on wholesaler internet sites in China and Hong Kong. Often sold as “upgraded” – there is no such thing. This drive is unlikely to have a real capacity of more than 512MB. This model is the favorite Sony Micro vault counterfeit sold on eBay. It comes in other sizes and packaging. Avoid being frauded or scammed. Do not buy this usb flash drive, you risk data loss. Do not sell this usb flash drive!

Important Reading:

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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The fakes shown above has been around a long time.

Please report any internet listing to:

stopfakes@am.sony.com

The closest historical model that appears similar was USM64

USM64

The only similarity is the packaging and the rounded shape.

Visit http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/ for the list of sites in the FrankenFlash Project. You will find plenty of evidence on this counterfeit line that has been documented.

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9 Responses to “64GB Sony MicroVault Counterfeit Fake USB Flash Drive – Model Number USM64024”

  1. KASRA said

    Hi,

    I got the one that you say is “FAKE” from ebay; I have to say that it does have 64 GB free space and the information above is wrong. I wasn’t sure at first so I filled it with 62.3 GB files and pictures…It worked

    Thanks

  2. Hi Kasra

    Wow! It looks like you are the very first person to have bought one of these drives that is the advertised capacity. Did you test it with H2testw 1.4? Send in your test results so we can see.

    Sony will definately want to hear from you. Please contact them at: stopfakes@am.sony.com

    Let them know who the ebay seller is. You need to know Sony NEVER MADE THIS DRIVE. If you don’t want to believe us, please visit:

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Sony-Electronics-WARNING-on-COUNTERFEIT-PRODUCTS_W0QQugidZ10000000004647184

    especially read the very last line. They updated it in March that is the third time in about 5 months.

    The current price now is $2 US per GB. That is the rock bottom wholesale price of chips from a Fab. And for smaller older chips not the newest generation (the 16GB chip). So that would mean the chip in your usb flash drive costs $128 US. Did you pay that much? If you did you got a steal as the price of the circuit board, usb case, packaging, wholesaler mark up, seller markup is not factored in at that price.

    If you really do have a 64GB Sony MicroVault you are the first person to have one and you must definately contact Sony to let them know. After all they must change their ebay warning to say they now do make a capacity of 64GB – right now they only say they make 16GB as the highest. On the other hand as the drive looks like the one above, it can’t be a Sony as that is not how they make their drives. It is why so much effort has gone into showing the pictures for each fake on this site – to help people spot the fakes.

    Please test properly with the software mentioned. You might need to visit my site shortly….

    The FrankenFlash Project is a group of sites working together to address the issue. Each deals with different problems, mine is how to fix the fakes to their real tiny capacity.

    We care about brand name and generic manufacturers equality – the industry is in serious difficulty and this traffic in digitally altering flash drive chips is hurting them even more. It will only harm progress in innovation in this technology or retard it more if this devious practise by people who wish to make money by harming others continues. We care even more about fake flash victms and data loss – we are former victims of it.

    Kasra, please test properly. Contact Sony about the seller on eBay. If you have a real 64GB sony microvault counterfeit they will definately want to see the drive for themselves.

  3. Kevin said

    I just want to provide additional information on the Fake Sony Micro Vault.

    I am working with Sony’s Corporate Security on the Fraud Issue. After being screwed by Paypal since it wasn’t purchased on Ebay they closed my case immediately. Do not order from the website http://www.DHgate.com. They condone people to sell fraudulent items on their site. They have all the fake drives there. The Sony’s, the Kingston ones as well. Do not trust this site.

  4. D J said

    Hi There,

    I’d like to report more Sony fakes that have just been listed on ebay Australia.

    Below are the Item numbers:

    120434623269
    120435023345
    120435141355
    120434619836
    120435145629

    Cheers!

  5. KittyFireFlash said

    If you have a sony fake please report to stopfakes@am.sony.com and indicate the source.

    If you bought a sony fake on ebay, report to SOSFakeFlash

    http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/report-a-fake/

  6. LNSmi said

    I bought a USB flash drive, stated to be 64G, as

    Item number: 140385705128
    Item location: Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
    from seller “WiseGift”

    Interestingly “WiseGift’s” had a very good feedback rate of 100%, with no customer complaints.

    I depended on this report for my purchase.

  7. paul said

    Warning: Only 54504 of 65531 MByte tested.
    The media is likely to be defective.
    0 KByte OK (0 sectors)
    53.2 GByte DATA LOST (111624192 sectors)
    Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
    0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
    Hi

    just bought 64gb sony flash drive off ebay ask the seller if it was fake and he said not that he was aware of but he was given 2.

    Checked the drive when i got it and files just dissapeared of the drive and i could not open them it asked me for open with option and all folders were 32kb.

    so i came across this site and tried H2testw and came up with this:

    53.2 GByte corrupted (111624192 sectors)
    0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
    First error at offset: 0x0000000000000000
    Expected: 0x0000000000000000
    Found: 0x00000000aa55aa55
    H2testw version 1.3
    Writing speed: 23.5 MByte/s
    Reading speed: 14.0 MByte/s
    H2testw v1.4

    any ideas of what i should do next
    thanks
    paul

    • InspectorTech said

      You could try to repair it. See The fixfakeflash site. You you will be lucky if you get about 512MB. These are the old generation of fakes. Not worth the effort. Better to try and get your money back.

  8. max said

    hi
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180847810750?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    fake flash drive
    checked by myself =(
    beware

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