I bought a new “Sony 32GB USM32X USB 3.0” Pen Drive today. I have tried to collect its vendor and model information through the command line(I am a Linux user). The sony Pen drive shows product name as “UDisk” and vendor as “General”, so I am really confused with its authenticity. I do not have another Sony pen drive with me to check it.
sonyvaio ~ # lsblk --output NAME,VENDOR,HCTL,PKNAME,ROTA,MODEL,SERIAL NAME VENDOR HCTL PKNAME ROTA MODEL SERIAL sda ATA 0:0:0:0 1 Hitachi HTS54505 121106TE85313Q1J5Z9R ├─sda2 sda 1 ├─sda3 sda 1 ├─sda4 sda 1 ├─sda5 sda 1 ├─sda6 sda 1 ├─sda7 sda 1 ├─sda8 sda 1 └─sda9 sda 1 sdb General 9:0:0:0 1 UDisk └─sdb1 sdb 1 sdc SanDisk 11:0:0:0 1 Cruzer Micro 07753013C70362CF └─sdc1 sdc 1 sdd SanDisk 12:0:0:0 1 Cruzer Blade 20060266001B3FB224DB ├─sdd1 sdd 1 ├─sdd2 sdd 1 └─sdd3 sdd 1 sr0 MATSHITA 4:0:0:0 1 DVD-RAM UJ880AS UF83_878074 *-usb:3 description: Mass storage device product: UDisk [48D:1234] vendor: General [48D] physical id: 4 bus info: usb@3:4 logical name: scsi9 version: 1.00 capabilities: usb-2.00 scsi emulated scsi-host configuration: driver=usb-storage maxpower=100mA speed=480Mbit/s *-disk description: SCSI Disk physical id: 0.0.0 bus info: scsi@9:0.0.0 logical name: /dev/sdb size: 30GiB (32GB) capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos configuration: logicalsectorsize=512 sectorsize=512 signature=434e1a59
In the above result, /dev/sdb is the new Sony 32GB pen drive. As you can see, rest HDD and USB’s show their Product and Vendor name correctly but not Sony.
Do you know if this is normal or if it’s a duplicate product made in the name of Sony?. I bought it through a popular online purchase website.
It’s the same. E: ID_TYPE=disk E: ID_VENDOR=General E: ID_VENDOR_ENC=General\x20 E: ID_VENDOR_ID=048d –
No, it is not: now we see the all-important Vendor ID, which in your case is 048D. It was missing from your previous info (the word General is not informative, AFAIK). A Google Search shows that this Vendor ID belongs to one Integrated Technology Express, a chinese manufacturer which, judging from another Google search, is in no way related to Sony. You have been scammed.
I would like to suggest to you to double check your USB device because, as related here,
I recently became aware of a major scam on eBay. Hackers in China are selling flash drives with less memory than they advertise. Users like PikesPeakTraders sell thousands of ‘hacked’ flash drives from China. The problem is that the hackers change a log file that makes the flash drive think it has more memory than it does. When you receive the drive, if you right click and go to properties it will display a larger amount of memory than it really has- so when you put data on it that exceeds it’s actual memory, old data will be deleted.
The problem for you is not so much eBay, of course, but the fact that hacked USB devices are freely circulating on the market, and your fake-Sony device is a prime candidate for containing less memory than advertised. You can find similar articles here, here, or even on YouTube. I am sure there are many, many more.