Beware of cheap USB sticks with high storage capacity


  • TECH
  • Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

Some websites offer cheap USB sticks with a large amount of data storage, but such offers should be viewed with suspicion.

In online shops, you'll sometimes find offers that look too good to be true - very inexpensive USB sticks offering a large amount of data storage of one terabyte or more, for example. 

Consumers should always view such offers with suspicion, experts say. Even if your computer suggests that the flash drive's memory actually matches its advertised capacity, a cheap USB stick can usually store much less data, sometimes even resulting in data loss, according to the North Rhine-Westphalia Consumer Advice Centre in Germany.

If you're looking for a USB memory stick with a large amount of storage, you should compare the advertised prices with those of reputable manufacturers before purchase.

Kingston, for example, does indeed offer a two-terabyte flash drive. But you'll have to shell out some €4,000 (RM19,780) to get your hands on it. — AFP Relaxnews

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Tech News

Trump vows defense bill veto unless Internet liability shield scrapped
This company will pay you to share your data – is it worth it?
Robot chef serves Chinese school dinners to lower Covid-19 risk
China drafts rules on mobile apps’ collection of personal data
Amazon's cloud unit taps own chips for new supercomputing offering
Facebook ‘supreme court’ begins daunting task on content disputes
Tesla CEO says electric cars will double global electricity demand
BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform
UN: Two thirds of school-age kids without Internet access
Africa retail tech startup Sokowatch eyes electric tuk tuks to cut costs

Stories You'll Enjoy