Why the Heck Is Amazon Selling These Fake 16 Terabyte Portable SSD Drives? – Review Geek
Josh Hendrickson / Review Geek
If you see a 16 terabyte portable SSD on Amazon for $100 or less, don’t buy it. Such a drive would cost thousands of dollars. These are nothing more than a scam, and don’t work well at all. We bought one and got a glorified 64GB hard drive.
When it comes to portable hard drives, bigger is usually better. You want lots of space for photos, videos, or anything else. So when Amazon offers a 16TB external SSD hard drive for under $100, that sounds perfect. It would be if it weren’t a giant scam. I know because I bought one and tore it apart.
Update, 1/17/23: Updated with statement from Amazon
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