Solved Hidden USB drive

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san4o

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Hi! Ordered ChipsBnk 2TB USB drive and when I got it, I started putting files on it, but when I tried to open the files, it showed that it need formatting. I changed from FAT32 to NTFS and uncheked fast format. Unfortunately I had to run and put my laptop on sleep before it ended (but I think it was actually stuck from the beggining anyway). After I got back, I tried to format it, but it did not respond. Took it out and put it back in, and now it shows only as hidden and I can not do anything with it. I can see it in device manager, but uninstalling/disabling/updating does not help. Tried also EaseUS partition master, but it does not see the USB drive, although if I remove it or insert it back while EaseUS is open, then it ask if I want to update disk information. Any ideas?
 

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If it's a 2TB Usb stick it's probably a fake, if it's an external Usb hard drive maybe not.

Is it a stick or a drive and how much did you pay for it ?
 
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42 ChipsBank USB sticks shown on Alibaba
https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/chipsbank-flash-disk.html
I think this is the largest I've seen
Best selling wooden 1tb usb flash disk wood box
US $1.5-29 / Piece
A wooden encased USB stick in a wooden box, with a size of 1TB for at most $29!!! No way.

https://www.myce.com/news/aware-fake-2tb-usb-sticks-amazon-can-cause-data-loss-83202/
The Kingston DataTraveler 2TB, the only real 2TB usb stick we found on Amazon, sells at $1529,96/$1529.96
 

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It's a fake. Post a link to reviews that say it works.
 

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Most reviews for fake products are just as fake as the products themselves.
 

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$16 for a 2TB USB stick is dead giveaway it's fake junk regardless of what nay reviews says. These devices simply report a fake size but contain a much smaller size that tends to overwrite itself to seem bigger in some cases.

Here's a video that explains it:
 

san4o

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Ok, thanks guys, so I was just scamed and did not ruin it myself :D As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, then it is
 
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