can you get 16 tb ssd drives for 100

Anyone who shops on knows that you can find almost anything you are looking for. This includes solid state hard drives. Lately, there has been something weird: 1TB and 2TB hard drives from well known brands like Samsung and SanDisk listed along with the 16TB hard drives.

These 16TB hard drives are being listed for about $100 with customer reviews that seem to suggest they are good products. However, every single one of these hard drives is a scam, even if they are shipped by

Different websites are reporting on this scam, including TheVerge, and others have bought these hard drives to tear them down and see if they are real or not.

Josh Hendrickson, the editor in chief of Review Geek did such a thing and found that it was simply a generic 64GB microSD cars on a USB 2.0 card reader. This makes this a hard drive scam.

There have also been fake 16TB hard drives showing up on the first page of results for external SSD and half of the results were fake. The others were either 16TB enterprise hard drives or one that was $2,400 and contained two 8TB solid state drives.

It's important to look at reviews of products on but that might not be enough anymore. It's important to see what other people have to say about it independently to spot scams and fakes.

When you have a 16TB hard drive that is solid state and the price is only $100 and not on par with typical costs for solid state drives, it's good to examine if this is a situation that is too good to be true. In this case, this was too good to be true.

What do you think of these fake hard drives claiming to be solid state? Are they fake and scams?