Alcor VID = 058F PID = 6387 Repair Fake Flash Drive Solution
Posted by inspectortech on December 12, 2008
FixFakeFlash – solution Alcor controller (chip set not mentioned) identified with VID = 058F PID = 6387, fake flash drive. The drive tested and repaired was from eBay Fake Flash Seller chaiching28. Advertised as 16GB, it’s true capacity was 4GB. This fake flash drive can be repaired using the following information.
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1. eBay Fake Flash Seller chaiching28
2. New 16GB 16 GB USB Drive 2.0 memory stick pen drive d
For your information I bought a “16GB” Flash Drive from chaiching28 Although windows explorer properties showed it as a 16GB, it was a 4GB. Data recording continues until the 16GB limit is reached but then only the latest 4GB is partially recoverable.
Following info and threads from various discussion groups, I used ‘ChipGeniusV2.64’ from MyDigit.cn (.rar file needs opening with 7-zip or similar) and identified that it is a SAMSUNG (flash drive), VID:058F, PID 6387.
H2testw produced the following test result:
The media is likely to be defective.
3.9 GByte OK (8207080 sectors)
11.6 GByte DATA LOST (24528152 sectors)
Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors)
0 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 0 sectors)
11.6 GByte corrupted (24528152 sectors)
0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000fa75d000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 7.46 MByte/s
Reading speed: 5.16 MByte/s
Then after several false trails I used AlcorMP_080829 to successfully reprogram the drive back to its true 4GB (with warnings that limits reached at 4GB)
During all of this I was in contact with caiching28, and he finally agreed that as the pen was only 25% of the stated capacity he should give me a 75% refund. He has. Originally I was asking for a full refund, but as I had then reprogrammed the pen it seemed unfair.
We hope that the information provided by UK-David helps you to fix your drive from fake flash seller chaiching28, for the model listed as “New 16GB 16 GB USB Drive 2.0 memory stick pen drive d”.
The information should also be is valid as a solution for other drives that have the same VID and PID.
What UK-David didn’t know at the time was that chaiching28 was no innocent seller victim. chaiching28 knew exactly what he was doing but he hoped and counted on UK-David not knowing and of course behaving in a civilized manner. UK-David was more than fair.
SOSFakeFake has been investigating the issue for over 6 months now. Fake flash sellers on eBay used to have very easy time convincing a buyer it was a factory defect or that they didn’t know and play the sympathy strings of “I am a victim too”. Unfortunately since the FrankenFlash Project has been setting up websites to help victims and increase awareness they are finding this more difficult to do. We will be publishing more on UK-David’s story at SOSFakeFlash in late December 2008.
Solution Provider: UK-David. 20081128
Reported In at: SOSFakeFlashDrive@gmail.com