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Archive for November 21st, 2009

Suspect 64GB Kingston DT200 on ebay Belgium

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usb-paradise

This 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed by usb-paradise seems too cheap to be genuine. If it is genuine the serial number can be verified with Kingston. If it is counterfeit it will corrupt users’ data.

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.

64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Holland

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arjan.vang

We wonder whether this 64GB Kingston DataTraveler on ebay Holland could be yet another counterfeit. If the drive is genuine then the serial number can be verified with Kingston.

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.

Another 128GB Kingston DT200 that was too cheap on ebay

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henryford2298

If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive sold on ebay by henryford2298 was genuine then there must be flocks of pigs traversing our skies. The reason there are so many cheap flash drives on ebay is that they are fakes.

Fraudsters in China are busy programming small memory chips to show much larger capacites to the operating system and selling them on wholesale sites where ebay members buy them to re-sell on ebay, often with no idea that what they are selling is fake flash memory that will corrupt users’ data. This is probably the case with seller henryford2298.

There are also many sellers based in China selling fakes directly on ebay – they often sell at prices that are considerably less than it would cost to make a flash drive of the capacity advertised. Do not buy flash memory on ebay – you are 95% certain to end up with a fake.

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.