Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

Fake 128GB DataTraveler 200 listed by UK ebay member.

with 4 comments

hedefileri

UK seller hedefileri says in this listing “128GB Data Traveler. it is copy however it is working like real one. not return accepted. next day delivery. it works with windows vista.” – unfortunately hedefileri is wrong in thinking it works like a real one. It won’t. Once the real capacity (probably no more than 4GB) is exceeded the data on the drive will become corrupt and the user will lose their files.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

Report your fake if testing confirms you have purchased fake capacity flash memory on ebay.

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 29, 2009 at 11:52 PM

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  1. and how I can make the program do see a real capacity memory low to high reflecting capacity

    Iram

    March 31, 2011 at 7:27 AM

  2. Probably also worth mentioning that it should also work on chipsets FC8308 FC8406.

    Guess I got a little luckier than you Sorin, mine turned out to be 4 gigs.

    Also, as a follow up: My drive has been reliably storing and retrieving data as well as more constant read / write operations like the portable FireFox from PortableApps.com. Proving once again H2testw 1.4 gives accurate results. 🙂

    MikeD

    March 20, 2010 at 8:05 AM

  3. The “FC MpTool” worked for me also. I sadly discovered that the flash drive has 2GB capacity, being sold like “Brand new, sealed Kingstone DT200 128GB”, it’s a fake 😦 , I’m so stupid…
    Before that I tried the HP tool but it creates a 4GB volume all the time… Thanks Mike D.

    Sorin

    March 18, 2010 at 8:12 PM

  4. I got a “datatravler 200″ supposed to be 128 gigs, was a fake of course with:

    Controller Chip: FC8508
    Flash Chip: FBNL63ANAK3WG

    Just hit the following Russian site, download “FC MpTool” unpack the rar, pop the stick in and run FC MpTool.exe. Note: you may wanna download WinRAR from download.com if you don’t already have it, or 7ZIP can unpack the file (just not as user friendly). FC MpTool is fairly straight forward, just click on the drive letter and hit start.

    http://www.flashboot.ru/Files-file-412.html

    You can download “H2testw 1.4″ to verify that the fixed drive can reliably store and retrieve data on the whole partition.

    http://www.heise.de/software/download/h2testw/50539

    MikeD

    February 28, 2010 at 7:19 AM


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