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This is not a genuine 128GB Kingston USB flash drive

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koopnhoop

The picture in this listing does not show genuine 128GB flash drives – there are only three models of 128GB flash drive made at present – and the one from Kingston looks nothing like this. The seller says in the listing:

I have various styles of Flash Drives and the one you receive may not look like the one in the picture. The ” flip type” seems to be vary popular ( probably because you can’t loose the cap ) and I do get more of them than any other style. I buy in bulk so the ones I have in stock are the ones I will be shipping.

There are no genuine “flip type” 128Gb flash drives from any manufacturer – so any of this type sent out by the seller will be fake capacity. We suspect that koopnhoop is buying in bulk from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers selling fake capacity memory. We are absolutely certain that testing with h2testw will reveal that the seller’s flash drives have a capacity considerably less than 128GB.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

July 24, 2009 at 11:30 AM

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