I finally took some time out to investigate further this memory phenomena.
I've taken a closer look at the addressing table of these hynix chips and found, that these chips have some redundant or spare memory blocks. looks like the manufacturers are using a diff cylinder formatting or address formatting on these chips involving these redundant or spare memory blocks making them behave like the old harddrive reformatting trick.
some of you might remember the infamous claims of some ppl back a few years ago when they reformatted a 40gig hd to an 80gig or even a 120 gig.
what really happened back then is that they wiped the bootsector and didn't do a complete format.
after that they have had managed to use a partitioning software like norton ghost to trick the harddrive into giving up the factory safe sectors what is used for data redundancy and data reallocation in case a drive develops bad sectors.
after formatting the drive like this would show like 100gig but the problems started when they wanted to write to the disk. since the built in hd selfrecovery program wanted to write to those areas what ghost already made available for windows they started to crash big time.
lets say you write like a 60 gig worth of data on a 40 gig drive, soon as a sector failed on the drive and the selfrecovery program wanted to use the spare sectors any data that was written by windows previously, got corrupted right away. so this way ppl kept losing data like there is no tomorrow.
I think these chinese guys did the same old inflated ballon trick with the spare memory blocks by using a diff memory addressing and making the flashchips showing the bits as bytes instead of the real thing.
anyways... usually if you format the nandflash it will show its real byte value.
sry for the extensive description but I think ppl should know what the heck is really going on.
hey.. they sold me a nanoclone as a 2gig unit.yeah! it was 2 gig allrite..2gigabit.
for me the chip was protected so I had to use a trick to have it erased properly, since it came up with 2 partition instead of 1.
now I have a 487mb useable area and no more friggin crashes lol.
Things you can't get enough of --> harddrive space, memory, processor speed and video-3D rendering power.