Anyone who shops on Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com.
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.
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 Amazon.com 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?
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