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Archive for August 10th, 2010

zhanghefeng2010 selling so-called Sony Vaio flash drives on ebay

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This supposed 32GB Sony Vaio flash drive from zhanghefeng2010 is nothing to do with Sony – it is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – as are all so-called Sony Vaio flash drives. There are no Sony Vaio flash drives other than the ones manufactured by fraudsters in China.

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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If 256GB DT310 from usedcarscheap are genuine this ebayer risks loss

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Seller usedcarscheap has listed a number of 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB flash drives in ebay auctions. If they are genuine the seller could make a huge loss on sales by auctioning them like this. It is altogether more likely that this seller bought them from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets in China. If a Kingston DT310 flash drive is genuine this can be confirmed by the buyer verifying the serial number with Kingston. If the serial number cannot be verified with Kingston then the flash drive 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.

mr_buywise fake 64GB leather & steel Sony Vaio flash drive

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The picture in this ebay listing for a supposedly 64GB USB flash drive from mr_buywise has every possible indicator imaginable (bar one) that what we have here is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files. What makes us so certain that this is a fake? Here are some pointers:

  • There is no such thing as a Sony Vaio flash drive – they are all fakes from China.
  • All the leather and steel type flash drives tested by ourselves and others were fakes
  • Flash drives in this type of packaging (with or without Sony or Vaio names) were fake

So what is the one fake flash drive indicator we don’t see in this particular ebay listing?
The shiny capacity sticker that we see on many of them.

If you see a flash drive with any of these fake flash signatures be sure you are looking at a fake that will corrupt your 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 flash drive in ebay auction from hotstuffbikerbabe surely fake

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There are two clues that lead us to conclude that this 16GB USB flash drive listed at auction on ebay by hotstuffbikerbabe is a fake capacity flash drive that corrupts files:

  • It has a little shiny capacity sticker only found on fakes.
  • The packaging shown has always contained 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.

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August 10, 2010 at 6:23 PM

32GB Sony Vaio flash drives sold on ebay by dongxiaowu6210

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There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they are purely an invention of fraudsters in China. The flash drives sold on ebay from dongxiaowu6210 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone buying one will find it corrupts their files after a while. This seller has been suspended by ebay for selling fakes so if you bought from this seller the item will have vanished from your won list.

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 Sony Vaio listed by ebay fake flash seller rongsuni5710

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The USB flash drive pictured in this ebay listing from rongsuni5710 is a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. There is no such thing as a genuine Sony Vaio flash drive – they were invented by fraudsters in China and anyone who buys one will find their files become lost and corrupted after a while.

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.

memory_gal lists massive 500GB fake USB flash drives on ebay

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There is not, and never will be, any such thing as a 500GB USB flash drive!! When someone comes up with a drive of higher capacity than 256GB it is likely to be 512GB not 500GB – 500GB is a hard drive capacity not a flash drive one!

The USB flash drives in this ebay listing from memory_gal are fake capacity, which corrupts files. This seller has obviously been shopping in fake flash land and bought these from one of the fraudulent wholesale outlets there.

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.