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Mac (Apple) H2testw Alternative Program Called F3 By Michel Machado

Posted by inspectortech on February 25, 2012

F3 by Michel Machado is an open source Linux software to test flash memory capacity that now runs on Mac computers!. H2testw does not run on Macs (Apple) computers as it is Windows based. This has been serious problem, now solved! Michel first developed the programme to run on Linux.

Starting with Version 2.0, F3 compiles and works on Macs!

At last, Mac users now have a software they can use to test flash memory capacity!

What Harald Bögeholz did for Windows users, Michel Machado has done for Linux and Mac Users! Both hard working champions to help people discover the true capacity of flash memory chips.

Michel Machado:

I’ve released F3 version 2.0, which compiles and works on Macs. Check the page:

http://oss.digirati.com.br/f3/

Thank you Michel for your hard work and effort.Mac users now can test flash memory capacity. Your contribution appreciated.

Windows Users:

Linux Users:

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Are You Trying To Repair Fake Flash Memory Cards? Read TechChips Report, Covers Methods For Windows And Linux.

Posted by inspectortech on July 18, 2011

Repairing flash memory cards to their real capacity is not as easy as it is for fake usb flash drives or mp players. TechChips at FlashChipTech released a report you should read:

Fixing Fake SD SDHC Cards, Is It Possible? What Are The Problems And Challenges? What Software To Use To Test For Flash Memory Fake Chips. Is There A Free Download To Check Flash Drives And Memory Cards Size

It’s probably the best chance you have to repair hacked memory cards and understand the challenges you face.

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TechChip’s Observations On Chipgenius To Identify Flash Memory Chips In Repairing Fake Capacity

Posted by inspectortech on December 7, 2010

At FixFakeFlash we have been providing people with information to repair hacked memory chips for over two years. One of the software products used to auto identify identify flash memory controllers and storage chips is Chipgenius also know as Chip Genius.

TechChips has finally released a report on this software you should read before you begin your mission to try and repair flash memory to their real capacity.

Chip Genius – The Good And The Bad About This Software In Identify Flash Memory Chips And Repairing Fake Hacked Memory. How Useful Is Chipgenius?

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Linux H2testw Alternative Program Called F3 By Michel Machado

Posted by inspectortech on August 20, 2010

F3 by Michel Machado is an open source Linux software to test flash memory capacity. H2testw does nor run in Linux. There are two programmes, one to read and one to write files to the item being tested.

If you are a Linux user and need to test flash memory cards, usb flash drives and mp players. please try out F3. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fake Memory Testing – InspectorTech’s Advice

Posted by inspectortech on February 22, 2010

Fake flash memory chips are a serious problem. It seems that over 1,000,000 flash memory chips are reprogrammed each month according to TechChip’s recent article: How Can You Spot Fake Flash Memory Chips? What Is the Key Factor That Determines If MP3 MP4 Players, USB Flash Drives Or Memory Cards Are Fake Capacity?

So how do you test your flash memory chips to find out if they are the advertised size?

There are many programmes on the market, but there is only one that seems to provide the most accurate and informative results, H2testw. It might take a long time to run as it must test the “advertised capacity” not just the real size of the flash memory chip. If you have a large capacity to test, consider running over night or on the weekend when you don’t need your computer. Our technical teams use this programme and prefer it.

If you are planning on trying to restore your fake usb flash drive, mp player or memory card it is important that you first find out what the real size of the flash memory chip is. It is also important to use this software tool after you have repaired, to make sure that it is now safe to use. The program H2testw can give you greater confidence that you succeeded in your restoration of true capacity.

To learn more about H2testw and for the download links to the free file, please read:H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

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Repairing Counterfeit Fake MP Players

Posted by inspectortech on February 26, 2009

SOSFakeFlash has been asked by victims of fake and counterfeit MP Players purchases – how can I restore to the real capacity? MP-Archer has provided some very useful information to help you begin your journey to return your MP Player back to it’s orignal Capacity.

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About VID PID Repairing Counterfeit Flash Drives – Steps To Succeed

Posted by inspectortech on December 11, 2008

FixFakeFlash from SOSFakeFlash, explains steps to rescue a fake flash (counterfeit) drive. How you can try to return it to its true size. Wrestling with FrankenFlash drives to make them useful is a mystery to most victims of fake flash drive purchases. The information FixFakeFlash has for you comes from the efforts of fake flash victims who succeeded in repairing their drives.

Before you begin, please read: Should You Repair A Fake USB Flash (Pen) Drive? from TechChips. Update September 23th, 2009.

Important Update on Chipgenius 20101207,  please read:

Chip Genius – The Good And The Bad About This Software In Identify Flash Memory Chips And Repairing Fake Hacked Memory. How Useful Is Chipgenius?

Important Update on repairing flash memory cards to original capacity from TechChips  20110713.

Fixing Fake SD SDHC Cards, Is It Possible? What Are The Problems And Challenges? What Software To Use To Test For Flash Memory Fake Chips. Is There A Free Download To Check Flash Drives And Memory Cards Size?

To repair counterfeit (fake) flash drives you need the VID and the PID for a flash drive. This will help you determine the software tool required to perform a low level reformatting (commonly known as reflashing). Reformatting in an operating system is “high level” and can not repair the drive. The controller on the flash drive has been reprogrammed to lie – this is why you normally need a special software tool. They exist and are available, but you need to know which one you must use for your drive.

The VID is the Vendor information, the PID is the flash chip controller information. The PID is supposed to identify the chip set family for a software reprogramming tool. How to find this information? The easiest way is to download a program called chipgenius – it will read the drive for you. Only if chipgenius does not find any useful information or the information does not match anything known on the internet should you consider taking your USB flash drive apart. Some drives do not come apart easily so avoid this unless you have no other choice. In most cases you will not have to consider doing this.

Update 20091023: Please consult the new FAQ at FixFakeFlash Inspectortech for important information on repairing fake flash memory items before you attempt to repair.

Follow these steps to begin the journey to fix and repair your fake USB flash drive to its real size:

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