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Archive for May 19th, 2009

Australian ebayer lists very suspect Transcend V30 flash drive

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An ebay member registered in Australia has advertised a job lot of 5 Transcend flash drives. The picture used by okik_2005 is tiny but nevertheless it seems to show a 1GB drive. Transcend do not list any V30 flash drives with a capacity of 32GB on their web site. The highest capacity seems to be 16GB. We conclude that this must be either a counterfeit or a 1GB drive that has been re-programmed to display a fake capacity. Anyone using such drives eventually ends up with lost or corrupted files. If you bought one of these test immediately with h2testw and report in with your results.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

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May 19, 2009 at 8:41 PM

128GB flash drive on ebay France – beware this is fake!!

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christ57480

This flash drive sold by christ57480 is fake capacity – there is no such thing as a 128GB USB flash drive – it is not technically possible to make a drive of this capacity at this size yet. The packaging is commonly used for fake capacity flash drives. Anyone using such items will eventually lose all their files. If you bought one of these test immediately with h2testw and report in with your results.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 19, 2009 at 1:36 PM

Suspected counterfeit 64GB Kingston listed by US ebayer

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jenniffderafer2314

We think the price of this 64GB Kingston flash drive is too low for the item to be genuine. We think this is probably a counterfeit which seller jenniffderafer2314 bought from a fraudulent Chinese wholesaler. If we are right then anyone buying one of these will end up with lost/corrupted files in the long run. If you bought one of these test immediately with h2testw and report in with your results.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

May 19, 2009 at 9:49 AM