Detecting counterfeit drives

Hi, I had the misfortune to encounter a fake 1TB.
Turns out that under the carefully applied black pads were the original stickers!
It appears to be a 320GB from about 8 years ago (!!!) so likely recycled from some old junker.
Needless to say the data on the flash chip is getting dumped and submitted along with the drive to UK Anti Piracy or their equivalent.
I’d need to cross flash it back to a working version, wipe then put the old firmware back on as it won’t let me run any low level tools and actually crashes my PC in the BIOS screen.

Given how low cost 1TB disks are its hard to see anyone want to waste their time

Not sure where you are located or what kind of budget you have so I cannot easily make recommendations