Steve Gibson (GRC.com) has just released a new utility called VALIDRIVE to ID Fake drives. he says it will Quickly spot-check any USB mass storage drive for fraudulent deliberately missing storage. https://www.grc.com/validrive.htm
We all need this utility so many fakes out there.
As always with Steve’s utilities its well thought out and does what it says. As a plus not only doers it validate a USB drive but it tests the drives speed and reliability.
Add this one to your tools.
My first test of a 12 year old imation atom USB drive provided this useful report.
|test date and time||12/10/2023 at 11:17 AM|
|declared drive size||4,008,706,048 (4.01GB)|
|validated drive size||4,008,706,048 (4.01GB)|
|highest valid region||4,008,706,048 (4.01GB)|
|hub or drive vendor||imation|
|hub or drive product||atom|
time measurements in microseconds