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Archive for October 10th, 2010

Mario Mirabal’s fabulous 500GB Sony MicroVault flash drive!

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Mario Mirabal left this comment on the blog with a link to the website with his sale (shown above) for a very fake flash drive indeed:

I have USB flash drive of 500 Gb guaranteed.

Well, Mario, what you have is a gauranteed fake! The flash drive you are selling will corrupt files. There is not now, never has been, and never will be any such thing as a genuine Sony MicroVault 500GB flash drive!! There are plenty of fake flash drives of this type in any old fantastic fake capacity you care to imagine as this picture taken in a shop in Singapore demonstrates:

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A cabinet full of obvious fake flash drives – and above these, fake capacity MP3/MP4 players – openly being sold in a shop. This is common in China – the home of fake flash memory.

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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Written by fightflashfraud

October 10, 2010 at 10:12 PM

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johntcam auctioning notorious leather and steel flash drive on ebay

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The leather and steel type flash drive in this ebay auction from johntcam is notorious – always 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.

25GB DT310 from meishenbudeliao8 & baizhao54874 counterfeit

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The 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 310 flash drives in this ebay listing above from meishenbudeliao8 and below from baizhao54874 are fake capacity counterfeits and anyone who buys one will find it corrupts their 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.

256GB Kingston DT300 flash drives from leiwei008 are fakes

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Anyone who buys a 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 300 flash drive on ebay from leiwei008 will find themseleves with a fake capacity counterfeit that corrupts files. This seller has other models of counterfeit Kingston and fake memory cards too!

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.

hamadkhan1 auctioning fake 32GB Sony flash drives on ebay

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The 32GB USB flash drives in auctions from hamadkhan1 have absolutely nothing to do with Sony – they are fakes manufactured by fraudsters in China. This USB flash drive is 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 10, 2010 at 3:19 PM

sanderstang auctioning suspect 64GB flash drives on ebay

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We are pretty certain that the 64GB flash drives listed at auction on ebay by sanderstang will be fake capacity and a fake capacity flash drive 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.

Written by fightflashfraud

October 10, 2010 at 1:35 PM

ktjkmdv auctions 256GB Kingston DT310 on ebay

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We think it unlikely that the 256GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive in this ebay auction from ktjkmdv is 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.