Question how can there be external 16tb ssd's under $50?

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hello, i was looking at ssd's on ebay and i saw up to 16tb external ssd's for under $50 and was wondering what i'm missing or how it can be possible they are so cheap? here is a title of one "1Pcs 3.1 High Speed Solid State 4/8/16TB Mobile External SSD Hard Drive Disk USB" ... i would be surprised finding even a non ssd external hd being so cheap, thanks
 

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hello, i was looking at ssd's on ebay and i saw up to 16tb external ssd's for under $50 and was wondering what i'm missing or how it can be possible they are so cheap? here is a title of one "1Pcs 3.1 High Speed Solid State 4/8/16TB Mobile External SSD Hard Drive Disk USB" ... i would be surprised finding even a non ssd external hd being so cheap, thanks
Fakes.

There are 1 or 2 16/32GB flash drives inside, firmware hacked to show as 4/8/16TB.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iMm6wIktNk

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFY5hd273lI
 
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Misleading info. The $50 external is a cheap knockoff, in the 4Tb size, there's limited numbers of only 1 junky model etc. If you opt for the 16Tb, those will be $250 etc.

It's generally a scam on multiple levels, using the lowest quality parts or even using hdds or flash drives not ssds. A 16Tb Sata3 ssd will run upwards of $1200, most closer to $3000
 

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hello, i was looking at ssd's on ebay and i saw up to 16tb external ssd's for under $50 and was wondering what i'm missing or how it can be possible they are so cheap? here is a title of one "1Pcs 3.1 High Speed Solid State 4/8/16TB Mobile External SSD Hard Drive Disk USB" ... i would be surprised finding even a non ssd external hd being so cheap, thanks
There aren't, I saw similar things with memory sticks the other day. Just ignore them.
 

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