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Archive for September 25th, 2010

Buy it now price for 256GB Kingston from zeppelinman7234 too low

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The buy it now price in this ebay listing is too low for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive being sold by zeppelinman7234 to be genuine. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or 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.

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64GB flash drives sold on ebay by jet.lag2010 will corrupt files

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Anyone who bought one of these 64GB USB flash drives on ebay from jet.lag2010 will find it 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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September 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

32GB Kingston DataTraveler from ebayer bespalvis123 too cheap?

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The buy it now price for the 32GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drives in this ebay listing from bespalvis123 is rather low so we think this seller may have bought these from a fraudulent supplier in China. Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or 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.

256GB DT310 flash drives from sskoskel sure to be counterfeit

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed on ebay by sskoskel are sure to be counterfeit and fake capacity which corrupts files. This seller obviously bought from a fraudulent supplier in China as the buy it now price it too low for these to be genuine.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or 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.

256GB DT310 USB flash drives from kesfu177 are counterfeits

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives being sold on ebay by kesfu177 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it 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.

UPDATE 26/09/2010: If you bought a flash drive on ebay from kesfu177 you will find it has vanished from your won list as this seller has been suspended by ebay.

No serial number for 256GB DT310 flash drive from linky2002

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As there appears to be no serial number on the pack for the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives listed at auction on ebay by linky2002 we think they are counterfeits. The seller says in the listing:

this is a genuine 256GB USB drive ….. There are many “fake” drives out there that report a larger capacity than they really have. Software such as h2testw is freely available so you can test the usb drive

As the seller is aware of fakes you’d think that linky2002 would also be aware of the fact that all genuine 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives have individual serial numbers. No serial number indicates a fake capacity counterfeit.

Buyers can check whether or not a Kingston flash drive is genuine quite easily – here are the steps:

  1. Look at the back of the pack – is there a serial number?
  2. If there is no serial number (there should be a label showing this) then it is sure to be a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files – but the presence of a serial number does not, in itself, gaurantee it is genuine.

  3. Look at the USB connector – is there engraving on it giving details about the flash drive?
  4. If there is no engraving you can be sure it is a counterfeit that will trash your files – but again, the presence of engraving does not in itself gaurantee it is genuine.

  5. If both a serial number and engraving are present try verifying the serial number with Kingston.
  6. If Kingston cannot verify the serial number then you have a fake capacity counterfeit and your data will become lost or 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.

hongtongtong945 sells counterfeit 256GB DT310 flash drives on ebay

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The 256GB Kingston flash drives being sold in the ebay listing above from hongtongtong945 are fake capacitity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it 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.