Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

Are this ebay seller’s DT200 flash drives genuine?

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We wonder what seller katleensgifts means in recent listings by saying that the drives have been checked to see that they are working. Does katleensgifts mean that they have been tested with h2testw or just that the drive was recognised by the computer and properties show the capacity expected? If the latter then this does not tell you whether a drive is genuine and actually has the capacity shown.

We suspect that they are counterfeit and fake capacity – the seller would have been wise to check the serial numbers with Kingston rather than bothering to open the packs; each drive should have an individual verifiable serial number. If Kingston cannot verify the drives then they will be fake capacity and will fail testing with h2testw.

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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