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Archive for May 23rd, 2009

An obvious fake 64GB Kingston flash drive on ebay France

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cristianoronaldocr7

This flash drive listed by cristianoronaldocr7, an ebay member in France, is an obvious fake. Anyone using one of these sold as 8GB, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB will begin to find that their files become lost or corrupted after a while. If you bought a flash drive that looks like this as anything other than a 2GB drive then you have a fake capacity drive. Test it with h2testw to discover the truth.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

May 23, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Are the flash drives from this new seller in China genuine?

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stonebluesky

A new seller in China is listing flash drives on ebay. Are these drives listed by stonebluesky genuinely 16GB or not? We suspect not because buyer ids are hidden – usually a sign of fraud. Also most of the drives from this seller have the little shiny capacity labels commonly used by fraudsters. If you bought a flash drive from this seller test it with h2testw.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM

Fake 32GB Kingston flash drive sold on ebay France.

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Based in France, ebay seller grosmelon listed this fake 32GB Kingston flash drive on buy it now for just under 40 Euros. If you bought this item test it immediately with h2testw. You are in grave danger of losing all your files if you use a fake capacity flash drive. grosmelon

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 23, 2009 at 2:58 PM

US seller lists suspect 64GB Kingston USB flash drive on ebay

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techtreasure

We think that techtreasure (registered in the US) is selling fake 64GB Kingston drives (pictured left) on ebay. If you bought one check that there is engraving on the metal part – if not then we are pretty sure it is not the genuine article. Test it with h2testw to establish the true capacity of the drive.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 23, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Is what the properties show proof of drive capacity?

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saliba49

The simmple answer is no! A new ebay seller in Sweden is trying to “prove” to us that this fake capacity “64GB” Kingston is genuine by showing the properies as seen by the operating system. Even if saliba49 had given a picture large enough for us to actually read the figures it would prove nothing. The only thing properties shows is that the control chip had been programmed to tell the operating system a particular capacity. The capacity shown is not necessarily the same as the actual capacity.

How do you find out the real capacity? With h2testw!

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

Written by fightflashfraud

May 23, 2009 at 3:34 AM