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11 Sep, 11 tweets, 3 min read
Mini-teardown time:
It's a Unirex 2.0 Alum8gb flash drive.
blank back
Pop! the lanyard end is glued in, and once it's removed the whole internals slide out the back
Partially glued onto the PCB sticker too, which probably wasn't intentional
Here's the other side.
It's a P283170PS1400011-V2, apparently, which is an overly long name
The chip is a Phison PS2251-70, which is a USB Flash Drive controller, supporting USB 3.2, for drives 4-256 GB, with 30 MB/s read speed and 15 MB/s write speed.
(That's the bottom end of the PS2251 line)
It's got a little LED on the end for activity.
The chip on the other side is a flash chip, but it's really hard to make out.
It's a 521-181009058, HV? MFC
maybe HVT? HVI?
The QR code just is the text on the front, so that's not useful.
It's weird that it has "warranty void if removed" on the inside, though.
but yeah, I can't find the details for that chip.
It's just a very generic 8gb flash chip
I did find a picture of what looks like the same one, but it's more readable.
apparently it's HVTJMFC, which still gives nothing.

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