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Archive for May 2010

DT200 flash drive in ebay auction from ulysses_hood a likely fake

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We have a feeling that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive in this ebay listing from ulysses_hood is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts 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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128GB DT200 flash drives from ebayer alaaalem likely counterfeits

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It is extremely likely that the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay by alaaalem are counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. Genuine ones have individual serial numbers which can be used to verify the flash drive with Kingston – we don’t think they will verify these.

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.

if 64GB DT150 flash drives from ebayer elihanka are genuine seller may make loss

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Seller elihanka has listed a number of 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drives at auction on ebay and we wonder whether or not these are genuine. The auction start price is a bit on the low side so seller would be likely to make a loss if there are not enough bidders and the drives are genuine – a rather risky strategy.

These flash drives should all have individual serial numbers which can be verified by buyers with Kingston if they are indeed genuine. If the serial number cannot be verified then this USB flash drive is counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. Testing with h2testw will reveal the true capacity of flash drives programmed to a fake capacity.

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.

Are 16GB Kingston drives from ebayer nakedinthebush genuine?

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Seller nakedinthebush has a number of auction style ebay listings for this 16GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drive and one buy it now listing. If there are not many bidders on the auctions the seller will probably make a loss (if the drives are genuine) on the auction listings.

Perhaps the seller is using these to attract attention and is prepared to suffer a loss on the auctions in order to establish a reputation, as the total price in the buy it now listing is around what we would expect for the drive. On the other hand nakedinthebush may have bought from a fraudulent supplier …

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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May 31, 2010 at 7:49 PM

ebayer jujubug613 finds sneaky way of dumping fake flash drives

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by jujubug613 are certain to be counterfeit and fake capacity, which corrupts files. We suspect this seller knows it and has come up with a sneaky way of trying to dump them on other ebayers and avoid refunding them if they find out the truth. Here is what the seller (who we think previously sold counterfeit 128GB Kingston DT200 flash drives) says in this listing:

These flash drive’s were donated to be gave away for a small Donation. Before donating you must agree on following terms.

All donations are final.

You are agreeing to leave Positive feedback.

A donation is exactly what it means you are giving money for a cause.

The flash drive is 100% FREE.

Donations will go to help homeless women and children at the womens shelter.

So folks, when you test your fake and find out the truth – don’t expect to get your money back from jujubug613 without a big fight!

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.

64GB DT200 flash drives on ebay from markjbyrne68 likely fakes

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The 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive in this ebay listing from markjbyrne68 seems a bit too cheap to be genuine. We have a feeling that the seller bought from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China that sell counterfeit and fake capacity flash drives that corrupt 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.

16GB Kingston flash drived from ebayer kessie1972 may be fake

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We have a feeling that the 16GB Kingston DataTraveler flash drive in this listing may well be counterfeit, fake capacity and corrupts files. This seller has listed a number of these at auction with a 1 euro start price – people selling genuine flash drives don’t normally take such risks as they are likely to make heavy losses. We suspect they were bought from a fraudulent supplier at a low price.

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.