Will northstorm make huge loss on ebay auctions for DT310 flash drives?
Seller northstorm had eight auctions on ebay for 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives when we captured the listing above. If these Kingston flash drives are genuine then this ebay seller could face a massive loss on sales by auctioning them.
We think it more likely that this ebayer (like many others) made the mistake of buying from a fraudulent wholesale outlet in China. If we are right then the 256GB Kingston USB flash drive in this listing (and others) will prove to be a fake capacity counterfeit which corrupts files. Buyers can check whether these are genuine or not by trying to verify the serial number with Kingston.
If Kingston cannot verify the serial number for a DT310 flash drive then it is indeed a fake capacity counterfeit which cannot be trusted with your data.
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.