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Archive for November 3rd, 2009

This model of Kingston USB flash drive is not made in 64GB

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This 64GB Kingston USB flash drive listed by onbeatoffers is a fake and will trash users’ files. Kingston do not make this type of drive in 64GB capacity, as a quick check on their website will confirm. The use of a private listing suggests the seller may know this is fake. We strongly advise against buying flash drives in private listings – it is usually a sign of deliberate fraud.

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.

We think this ebay listing is utter bosh!

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In this listing for a “used” 128GB USB flash drive UK seller bosh_83 says:

For sale is a USED Kingston 128GB DataTraveler 200 USB Flash Drive

I was given this as a gift but i dont really have much use for it, howether i have used it a couple of times. The memory stick is as new but no box.

DataTraveler 200 is ideal for those who need significant storage capacity and data protection in a sleek, durable design. With a capless design the DataTraveler 200 is perfect for home or busines

We don’t beleive a word of it – we think it is utter bosh and that the seller knows this is a fake. Otherwise why list something worth £300 with a start price of £39.99 with free P&P? We think the fact that it is fake is why bosh_83 is using a private listing.

We advise everyone to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

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