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Archive for July 5th, 2010

multiseller list job lots of 10 fake capacity flash drives on ebay

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The USB flash drives in this ebay listing are very familiar fake capacity items manufactured by fraudsters in China. These USB flash drives will corrupt users’ 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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July 5, 2010 at 11:23 PM

jaelectronicservice lists counterfeit DT200 flash drives on ebay

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Seller jaelectronicservice obviously bought the supposedly 32GB and 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives listed on ebay from a fraudulent supplier. The USB flash drive in this ebay listing is a fake capacity counterfeit that 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.

if 128GB DT200 on ebay is genuine, notarylesa is likely to make a loss

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If this 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drive listed on ebay by notarylesa is genuine then the seller is likely to make a loss by auctioning it. We have our doubts and think it could well be another fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. If it is in fact genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston.

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.

is 256GB Kingston flash drive from ebayer gogs0034 genuine?

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If this 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drive listed on ebay by gogs0034 is genuine then someone may get a bargain. On the other hand it may be yet another fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. If it is genuine then the buyer will be able to verify the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified then it’s a fake.

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.

Beware: ebayer new-999 sells fake flash drives which corrupt files

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Although the picture in this ebay listing from new-999 we could still see the name Sony on this USB flash drive. Sony do not sell anything remotely like this. What you are looking at is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. As this flash drive is an obvious fake we expect all flash drives from this seller will be fakes.

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.

128GB flash drive sold on ebay by blairholdings sure to be fake

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The 128GB flash drive sold by blairholdings in this ebay listing is certain to be fake capacity, which corrupts files. We have never yet come across one of these leather and metal type flash drives that had a real capacity of over 4GB though they have been sold as every conceivable capacity. They have always appeared to have the advertised capacity when you look at the drive properties – but this has always be due to fraudulent programming of the drive’s control chip.

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.

DT200 flash drives in ebay auctions by slawek118 may be fakes

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We think the 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives being auctioned on ebay by slawek118 are likely to have come from a fraudulent supplier. If we are wrong then buyers will be able to verify the serial numbers of their drives with Kingston. If we are right then what buyers will end up with is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files.

If they are counterfeits then the most they are likely to be able to store before files become lost and corrupted is likely to be just under 4GB. Do not be fooled by what the operating system shows when you plug a flash drive into a computer. The capacity shown is whatever the control chip has been programmed to show and fraudsters program them to show a false 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.

UPDATE 07/07/2010
As this seller has 128GB Kingston listed at a buy it now price of 60 Euros they are certain to be fake capacity counterfeits that will corrupt files.